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Fr. James Seibert, 40th Anniversary


Fr. James Seibert, a native of Dayton, who now ministers in that city, was ordained on April 30, 1977. He has been involved in parish ministry and in the leadership of the Congregation.

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood are pleased to announce the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. James Seibert, C.PP.S.

Fr. Seibert, 67, a native of Dayton, entered the Society in 1964 and was ordained on April 30, 1977. He has been involved in parish ministry and in the leadership of the Congregation.

After his ordination, Fr. Seibert served as an assistant pastor at St. Andrew Church in Orlando. He has also served at St. Michael, Kalida, Ohio; and as a pastor at Church of the Nativity in Lake Mary, Fla.; Immaculate Conception, Celina, Ohio, and St. Teresa, Rockford, Ohio. During his years as a pastor, he also served as the director of formation for the Cincinnati Province, and served on its provincial council.

In 2000, he was named local director of St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he oversaw a major remodeling project that resulted in a new phase of life for the Missionaries’ motherhouse, as the Saint Charles Senior Living Center.

In 2012, he was appointed pastor of Dayton’s Region Five parishes, including Precious Blood, St. Paul and St. Rita, where he continues to serve.

Fr. Seibert’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, the vigil of the Feast of the Precious Blood, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio.

“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.”



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