Statement Regarding Jim Smith

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda

James (Jim) Smith, who was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on May 30, 1987, has been granted a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state (“laicization”). During his time in ministry in the Archdiocese from 1987-2006, Jim served as parochial vicar of the Church of St. Mark in St. Paul, as Spiritual Director at St. John Vianney Seminary, and as pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration in Oakdale. I would be grateful if you could please remember Jim in your prayers.