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

A native of Gettysburg, Pa., Fr. Miller was ordained in September 1954. After his ordination, he served at the following parishes: St. Ann, Toledo (1954); St. Clement, Toledo (1955); St. Mary, Clyde, Ohio (1956); St. Wendelin, Fostoria, Ohio (1956); Precious Blood, Dayton (1957); Holy Rosary, Dayton (1959); St. Mary, Dayton, (1961); Sacred Heart, Sedalia, Mo. (1961-1963); St. Adalbert, Cleveland (1963-1968); St. Brigid, Xenia, Ohio (1968); St. Augustine, Minster, Ohio (1971); St. Lawrence, Botkins, Ohio (1973); St. Romuald, Hardinsburg, Ky. (1979); St. Agnes, Uniontown, Ky. (1983); and St. Boniface, New Reigel, Ohio (1985).

In 1987, he took residence at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena, Ohio, and from 1988-1989, he served at St. Ann Church in Warsaw, Mo. In 1989, he was administrator for Mary Help of Christians in Fort Recovery, Ohio. In 1989, he was named pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Ottawa, Ohio.

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood will celebrate Fr. Miller’s anniversary in addition to the milestone anniversaries of 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, religious 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.