Fr. Tom Brenberger, 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to Fr. Tom Brenberger, C.PP.S., who this year is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Fr. Brenberger, 76, a native of Dayton, entered Brunnerdale, the Society’s high school seminary near Canton, Ohio, in 1953 and was ordained on June 4, 1966.

After his ordination he served for five years as a missionary to Peru. From 1971-76 he was associate pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Whiting, Ind. He served as associate pastor of St. Anthony Church in Falls Church, Va., from 1976-80. In 1980, he was appointed local C.PP.S. director at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He returned to St. Anthony in Falls Church as its pastor from 1982-89.

In 1990, he was named a campus minister and instructor of religion at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., which is sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He returned to parish work in 1993 when he was named pastor of St. Augustine Church in Minster, Ohio. In 2000, he became pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, Ohio, and St. Teresa Church in Rockford, Ohio. In 2010, Fr. Brenberger became senior associate at Marion Catholic Community, Maria Stein, Ohio, where he still ministers.

Fr. Brenberger’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.