The Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.) are pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of the profession of Brother Charles McCafferty, C.PP.S.

Brother Charles, 86, a native of Lockwinock, Scotland, was professed on September 13, 1970.

Brother Charles has served his Congregation in many ways. He was in ministry at Brunnerdale High School Seminary in Canton, Ohio, from 1968–76. In 1976, he was appointed to vocation ministry at St. Charles Seminary (now St. Charles Center) in Carthagena, Ohio. He worked for Messenger Press in Carthagena from 1981–98.

In 1998, he was appointed to the staff of Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio, which is sponsored by the Missionaries. He served as the local director from 2000–08.

Since October 2014, Brother Charles has lived at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio and is part of the Missionaries’ ministry of prayer.

“We’re happy each year to honor our priests and brothers who have dedicated their lives to serving the people of God,” said Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S., provincial director. “Their many ministries inspire us and encourage us to do our best work for God’s kingdom. May God bless them for their faithfulness.”

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.) is a religious congregation of priests, brothers and lay associates founded in 1815 by St. Gaspar del Bufalo. C.PP.S. priests and brothers minister 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.