Faithful Men that Answered the Call to the Priesthood


Father James Janovec

Father James Janovec was born March 26, 1038 to Francis and Loretta (Evers) Janovec.  His home parish is St. Libory where he was baptized, confirmed, and celebrated his First Mass as a priest.  Father Janovec attended St. Mary’s Cathedral High School in Grand Island, Nebraska.

He attended St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado from 1956-1964. He was ordained on May 21, 1964 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island, Nebraska. Father Janovec had one brother, John, who is deceased and also two sisters. His two sisters are Joann and Judy.

Father Robert O’Neill

Father Robert O’Neill was ordained June of 1941. His parents were William and Elizabeth (Charais) O’Neill.