Bishop Daniel Miehm 2013 - 2017



Bishop Daniel Miehm

On February 20, 2013, His Excellency, Archbishop Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, announced the appointment of Reverend Fr. Daniel J. Miehm, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Daniel Miehm was born on August 27, 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. After studies at St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo and St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto, he was ordained to the Priesthood on May 6, 1989, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton. He was ordained Bishop at the Cathedral on May 7, 2013. Bishop Miehm holds a Master's degree in Divinity from St. Augustine’s Seminary and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the University of St. Tomasso (Angelicum) in Rome.

During his ministry in the Diocese of Hamilton, he served as Associate Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Stoney Creek and the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton, and as Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Hamilton and St. Ann Parish in Ancaster.  Bishop Miehm also served as a member and representative on various Councils in the Diocese. From 1996 to 2012, he served as Judge and Defender of the Bond on the Toronto Regional Marriage Tribunal. In June 2012, he was appointed Founding Pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Milton where he was serving at the time of his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton. Bishop Miehm was also Chaplain for the St. Thomas More Lawyers' Guild, Moderator of the Pastoral Offices of the Diocese of Hamilton, and had oversight of the Permanent Deacons. 

On a national level, Bishop Miehm serves the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as co-chair of the Hindu-Catholic Dialogue and as liaison to Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry. He also serves on the Education Commission for the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO). 

On March 10, 2017, Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada announced that His Holiness, Pope Francis, had appointed Bishop Daniel Miehm as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. He was installed as as Bishop of Peterborough on April 19, 2017.