Congratulations to Fr. Frederick Lang, C.PP.S., who this year is celebrating the 65th anniversary of his ordination.

A native of Randolph, Ohio, Fr. Lang was ordained in May of 1954. After his ordination, he served as supply help at St. Charles Seminary before being assigned as assistant pastor to St. Anthony Parish in Detroit. From 1955-1960, he served at St. Mary Parish in Garden City, Kan. In 1960, Fr. Lang served at St. Boniface Church in Piqua, Ohio before pursuing his graduate studies at the Catholic University of Washington in Washington D.C., and later at the University of Michigan and in Rome.

In 1962, Fr. Lang was assigned to Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. He later taught at Cardinal Newman College in Normandy, Mo. In 1981, he returned to Saint Joseph’s College and was also pastor of St. Henry Parish in Medaryville, Ind., and St. Francis Parish in Francisville, Ind.

In 1985, Fr. Lang was appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Pines Parish in Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Colo. In May of 2009, Fr. Lang retired to St. Charles Center in Carthegena, Ohio, where he makes his home.

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood will celebrate Fr. Lang’s anniversary in addition to the milestone anniversaries of eight other priests and brothers in a Mass marking the feast of the Precious Blood on July 1 at the St. Charles Center.

“We’re inspired by the lives of service of these men. They said yes to God through their vocation to religious life many years ago, and continue to say yes to this day,” said Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S., provincial director of the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. “May God bless them with many more years in which to live out that call.”

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.