Archbishop Jackels' MessagesAround the ArchdioceseSunday Assembly

Archbishop recovers from heart attack, returns to ministry

June 14, 2019

Thanks to all for prayers for healing. God heard, and responded “yes.”

This week I received a report from the cardiologist that my heart has recovered, and so I may return to ministry and car-driving.

The doctor would have me follow a diet and exercise regimen, and learn how to deal appropriately with stress. I am going to need Divine Assistance to carry that out!

I am humbled by the thoughtfulness and generosity that people have shown me. I will do my best to honor that by making your sacrifices count for something, and to pay it forward.

God bless your goodness!

Michael O. Jackels

Archbishop of Dubuque