Congratulations to Fr. Kenneth Alt, C.PP.S., who this year is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination.

Fr. Alt, 66, a native of Tiffin, Ohio, entered the society in 1965 and was ordained on June 24, 1978. He has been involved in parish ministry and vocation and formation work during his years as a priest.

After his ordination, Fr. Alt was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Cleveland. In 1980, he took on vocation ministry at Brunnerdale, the Missionaries’ former high school seminary near Canton, Ohio. He was named director of spiritual formation at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., in 1981 and director of special formation in 1983.

Fr. Alt returned to parish ministry in 1984 as associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, Ohio. In the years that followed, he served as pastor of St. Augustine Church Rensselaer, Ind.; Precious Blood Church in Fort Wayne; and Sts. Peter, St. Joseph and St. Anthony Parishes in Mercer County, Ohio; Mary Help of Christians in Fort Recovery, Ohio; and St. Michael Parish in Kalida, Ohio.

After a sabbatical, Fr. Alt served briefly at the Marion Catholic Community in Marion Township, Ohio, before returning to Immaculate Conception in Celina in 2010.

In 2017, he was appointed pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Trinity, Ind., where he currently serves.

Fr. Alt’s anniversary, along with the milestone anniversaries of 12 other Missionaries of the Precious Blood of the Cincinnati Province, signifying hundreds of years of ministerial service to God’s people, will be celebrated in a special liturgy on July 2 at St. Charles Center.

“The lives of these C.PP.S. priests and brothers are an example of faithfulness and commitment for all of us,” said Fr. Larry Hemmelgarn, C.PP.S., provincial director of the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. “We thank God for their lives of service, which have brought so much good to so many.”

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood is a religious society of priests, brothers and lay associates founded in 1815 by St. Gaspar del Bufalo. Society members work as missionaries in parishes in the U.S. and abroad, in education and in a wide range of apostolates, promoting the cause of God’s reconciliation worldwide by proclaiming the Word.

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