Biography: Bishop Peter J. Jugis, JCD
Name: Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis
Birth date: March 3, 1957
Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy, 1979-1984.
Theology degree (S.T.B.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1982.
Licentiate degree in canon law (J.C.L) from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1984
Doctorate in canon law (J.C.D.) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., 1993
Ordained to Priesthood: June 12, 1983 by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.
Ordained as Bishop: October 24, 2003 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Former diocesan titles/positions:
Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Charlotte
Vicar Forane, Gastonia Vicariate
April 22, 1982: Ordination as Deacon; St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy; by His Eminence Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York.
Summer 1983: in residence at St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte.
Fall 1983-Spring 1984: Complete the licentiate degree in canon law (J.C.L) from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.
Summer 1984-Summer 1985: Parochial vicar of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, NC.
Summer 1985—Fall 1985: Temporary administrator of Holy Infant Catholic Church in Reidsville for the summer, then returned to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, NC.
November 1985: Parochial vicar of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC. Appointed judge on the marriage tribunal by Bishop John F. Donoghue of Charlotte, North Carolina.
August 1987: Began studies for the doctorate in canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Fall 1988: Parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, while continuing doctoral studies.
Summer 1989-Summer 1991: Full-time Doctoral studies at The Catholic University of America.
July 1991: Appointed Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Charlotte.
Summer 1991-Summer 1993: Parochial vicar of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
May 1993: Received the doctorate in canon law (J.C.D.) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Summer 1993-March 1996: Pastor of Holy Infant Catholic Church in Reidsville. Traveled one day a week to Charlotte to work in the marriage tribunal.
March 1996-Summer 1997: Pastor of Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Belmont, North Carolina.
July 1996-July 1997: Vicar Forane of the Gastonia Vicariate.
Summer 1997-Nov. 1998: In residence at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte, N.C., while working full-time in the marriage tribunal.
November 1998-Summer 1999: Bishop Jugis was appointed Administrator of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver, North Carolina.
Summer 1999-Summer 2001: Worked full-time in the marriage tribunal in Charlotte, North Carolina while in residence at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville and then in residence at Bishop's house.
Summer 2001-Fall 2003: Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, North Carolina, while working as judicial vicar in the marriage tribunal.
October 2003: Ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte on October 24, 2003 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bishop Jugis is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Baptized by then-Monsignor Michael J. Begley (first Bishop of Charlotte) at St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1957.
High School: South Mecklenburg High School; graduated 1975.
College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte; graduated 1979 with a bachelor's degree in business administration (B.A.).
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