Fr. Juan Gonzalez, 40th Anniversary

Congratulations to Fr. Juan Gonzalez, C.PP.S., who this year is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

A native of Puerto Rico, Fr. Gonzalez was ordained in 1976. In July 1990, he served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe in East Chicago, Ind. In 1994, he became pastor, where he served until 2013. From 2010-2011, Fr. Gonzalez also served as pastoral administrator of St. Patrick Parish in East Chicago, later assisting at St. John the Baptist in Whiting, Ind.

In May 2014, he was appointed as senior associate at St. Agnes Church in Los Angeles.

Fr. Gonzalez retired to St. Charles Center in 2015.

Fr. Gonzalez’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.