Br. Terrence Nufer, 40th Anniversary
Brother Terry Nufer, a native of Winamac, Ind., was professed a religious brother on July 1, 1977. He has been involved in education and music ministries during his 40 years as a brother.
The Missionaries of the Precious Blood are pleased to announce the 40th anniversary of the profession of Brother Terrence Nufer, C.PP.S.
Brother Terry, 65, a native of Winamac, Ind., entered the Society in 1974 and was professed a religious brother on July 1, 1977. Brother Terry has been involved in education and music ministries during his 40 years as a brother.
After graduation from Saint Joseph’s College in 1972, he taught music and French for two years at Brunnerdale High School Seminary in Canton, Ohio. He then served as organist and liturgist at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Cleveland. In 1983, he was assigned to the Brunnerdale Retreat and Renewal Center.
After earning his master’s degree in music and liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in 1984, he was appointed director of music and coordinator of liturgy at Precious Blood Church in Fort Wayne in 1986. He served as minister of music at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Elkhart, Ind., from 1991-94, then at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Ottawa, Ohio, from 1995-2001.
In 2001, he was appointed associate director of worship and director of music for the Diocese of Gary, Ind. He also served as director of music and assistant parish liturgist at St. Mary Parish in Griffith, Ind. and at Nativity of Our Savior Parish in Portage, IN.
Since January of 2011, he has been in ministry at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio.
Brother Terry’s anniversary, along with the milestone anniversaries of 11 other Missionaries of the Precious Blood of the Cincinnati Province, signifying hundreds of years of ministerial service to God’s people, will be celebrated in a special liturgy on June 30 at St. Charles Center.
“We look to these priests and brothers who are celebrating their anniversaries this year as examples of those who have faithfully listened to God's call,” said Fr. Larry Hemmelgarn, C.PP.S., provincial director. “They have said ‘yes’ to that call, and that in turn has led them to minister to the people of God in many ways, in many places. Their lives of service inspire us all.”