The Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.) are pleased to announce the 60th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S.

Fr. Gilbert, 90, a native of Chicago, entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1949 and was ordained on May 28, 1960.

In 1961 Fr. Gilbert was appointed to education ministry at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., which is sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. There he spent nearly five decades in ministry as a math professor at the college. In 2017, he retired to St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he 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.