Congratulations to Fr. William Beuth, C.PP.S., who this year is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his profession as a religious brother.

Fr. Beuth, a native of Springdale, Pa., entered the Society in 1946 and was ordained on May 31, 1959. Fr. Beuth has served as a missionary to Peru and Guatemala for most of his life as a priest.

After his ordination, Fr. Beuth served as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio; St. James the Less Church in Columbus; and St. Joseph Church, Dayton. In 1962 he traveled to the C.PP.S. mission in Peru, where he served for over 25 years. In 1981 he became the director of that mission.

Fr. Beuth returned to the U.S. in 1986, and served as associate pastor of St. Anthony Church in Manteca, Calif. In 1992, he became part of the C.PP.S. mission in Guatemala, serving as the director of that mission from 2000-2002. Fr. Beuth still ministers in Guatemala, in the La Labor region.

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood will celebrate Fr. Beuth’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.