Fr. Marko Puljic
Fr.  Marko PuljicFr. Marko was born October 3, 1954 in Vranjevići, Herzegovina. There he finished grammar school, and he completed his high school education at the seminary in Split. He entered the Franciscan Order in 1973 in Humac. He studied philosophy and theology in Sarajevo and Augsburg, Germany where he graduated and was ordained a priest on August 9, 1981. He first served at the parish of SS.. Peter and Paul in Mostar (1981-1983). On March 23, 1983 he came to the United States and was named assistant pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius in New York (1983-1989). He was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Milwaukee (1989-1994), and in 1994 he was appointed pastor at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in New York where he was serving until September 2000. He then became pastor of St. Lucy's in Troy, Michigan. In July 2001, he was chosen as Custos of the Croatian Franciscan Custody which function he held until 2009. 

Fr. Marko also served on Custodial Board for four terms (1988-1997 & 2000-2003), and he was the editor of the Custodial Newsletter "Croatian Franciscan Herald". In 2009, Fr. Marko became pastor of the Croatian Franciscan Centre "Queen of Peace" in Norval, Canada.