Reassigned Priest Is Content, Focused
Bierschenk Enjoys Building His Parish in Fast-Growing McKinney

By Ed Housewright
The Dallas Morning News [Dallas TX]
Downloaded April 10, 2003

McKINNEY - The Rev. Stephen Bierschenk had one advantage when he arrived as priest of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church last year: name recognition.

"I'm the priest on TV," he told parishioners in his first Mass last May.

Father Bierschenk managed a dry sense of humor - and still does - about his high-profile ouster from the much larger St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in East Dallas.

"I'm a priest," he said. "I have some rights - but not too many."

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