Fr. Ernest Krantz, 40th Anniversary

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

A native of Atwater, Ohio, Fr. Krantz was ordained in 1976 at St. Joseph, Suffield, Ohio. He then entered parish ministry, including at Precious Blood Church in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, Ohio; and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Cleveland.

In 1986, Fr. Krantz was appointed campus minister at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. He served as chaplain and instructor of religion at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Ind., beginning in 1988. In 2002, he also began serving at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in East Chicago, Ind. In 2004, Fr. Krantz was appointed parochial vicar of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Cleveland, Ohio.

Since 2005, he has served as chaplain for the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Penn.

Fr. Krantz’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.