Pope John Paul II appointed on Saturday Msgr. Thomas Mitchell Rozanski, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park (Maryland,) as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Msgr. Rozanski was born on August 6, 1958 in Baltimore (Maryland). He studied elementary school at Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Baltimore, and High School in Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex. He completed his philosphy and theology at the Theological College of the Catholic University of America in Washington.
He was ordained a priest on November 24, 1984.
He was Vicar at Saint Michael Parish in Overlea, at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Baltimore, and Saint Isaac Jogues Parish also in Baltimore, and then Pastor of the Holy Cross and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Parishes.
Since 2000 he has been Pastor at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park. He is a member of the College of Consultors and of the Presbyteral Council, and supervisor for the Seminary.
He was named Chaplain of His Holiness (monsignor) on August 5, 2003.