On Jan. 25, 2017, the Most Rev. Robert J. Fisher will be ordained as auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Allen Vigneron. Bishop Fisher had previously served as rector of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, one of many posts he held since his ordination as a priest in 1992.
Bishop Fisher attended archdiocesan Catholic schools until graduating from Univeristy of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1977. He went on to study at the Unviersity of Detroit, earning a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and later worked for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) at their summer camps.
Bishop Fisher was ordained a priest in 1992 and in 1995 was assigned Director of Priestly Vocations for the Archdiocese. He has served at many parishes as well as serving on the Catholic Schools Council and Board of Directors of the Catholic Youth Organization.
Bishop Fisher currently serves as episcopal vicar and regional moderator for the Northeast Region of the Archdiocese.
Born: September 24, 1959
Ordained Priest: June 27, 1992
Appointed Aux. Bishop of Detroit: November 23, 2016
Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit: January 25, 2017