Fr. Bob Kunisch, 60th Anniversary

Congratulations to Fr. Robert Kunisch, C.PP.S., who this year is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Fr. Kunisch, 85, a native of Toledo, entered the Society in 1944 and was ordained on June 2, 1956.

After his ordination he served briefly in parish ministry in Detroit before he was assigned to St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena, Ohio, where in 1960 he was named treasurer, later vice-superior. In 1974, he was appointed provincial secretary.

Fr. Kunisch served at Calumet College of St. Joseph from 1975-81. He then became the pastor of St. Aloysius Church in Carthagena, Ohio, as well as the business manager of Messenger Press in Carthagena, which at the time was owned by the Missionaries. In 1985, he was named pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Montezuma, Ohio. In those years he also served in leadership with the Congregation.

Fr. Kunisch became the director of the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue, Ohio, in 1992. He retired from that position in 2000, but continued to minister at the shrine. In 2012, he retired to St. Charles Center.

Fr. Kunisch’s anniversary, along with the milestone anniversaries of other Missionaries of the Precious Blood of the Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces, signifying hundreds of years of ministerial service to God’s people, will be celebrated in a special liturgy on July 1 at St. Charles Center.