Serving the Catholic Communities of Elizabethtown, Eldorado and Harrisburg Illinois

Introducing Your Missionary - Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI

Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI has been a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate for thirty-two years.  Ordained in 1989, he has served in ministry as a pastor, retreat/renewal preaching team member and director, spiritual director, writer / producer/ director in television for Oblate Media Productions, and Director of Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota.  He has preached retreats or parish missions in twenty-two states and Canada. 

Fr. John Mark’s education has included a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and World History, a Masters in Telecommunications, and a Master of Divinity Degree with emphasis in Word and Worship from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  After finishing his work as a member of the Mission with Secularity Ministry (an effort to better determine how to be effective missionaries in a secular culture) that the Oblates inaugurated in Indianapolis, Fr. John Mark is now involved full time in preaching  parish missions and giving retreats around the country.



  • Georgina R Dwonch

    Hi Father John Mark,
    I am Sis Georgie Dwonch from the Legion of Mary, Southern Alameda County Curia. I'd like to talk to you about our recollection on August 17, 2019. I'd like to know if you are in town & if you are available that date. Please call if @510-506-5364 or email me.

    God Bless,

    Sis Georgie Dwonch