Father Bruce A. Lawler, while remaining pastor of St. Mary Parish in Larchwood and Holy Name Parish in Rock Rapids, will also serve as pastor of St. Mary Parish, Rock Valley.
A native of Clare, he attended Loras College in Dubuque and North American College Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
was ordained to the priesthood on July 5, 1980, at St. Matthew Church
Father Lawler has served at Holy Spirit Parish and Kuemper High School, Carroll; Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City; Bishop Heelan High School, Sioux City; St. Joseph Parish, Schaller; St. Joseph Parish, Salix; Sacred Heart Parish, Sioux City; St. Mary Parish, Storm Lake and St. Joseph Parish, Schaller.
He also served as director of the Office of Worship for the diocese.