Fr. John Hoying, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination this year.
Fr. Hoying, a native of Botkins, Ohio, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on August 15, 1956, and was ordained on June 9, 1962, at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena, Ohio.
His first assignment after ordination was to St. Augustine Church in Minster, Ohio. He then served as a parochial vicar at St. Joseph Church, Wapakoneta, Ohio, from 1963–67; at St. Anthony Church in Falls Church, Va., from 1967-71; Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ottawa, Ohio, from 1971–77; and St. John the Baptist Church in Whiting, Ind., from 1977-80.
In 1980, Fr. Hoying was named pastor of three Indiana parishes—St. Joseph Church in Star City, St. Henry Church in Medaryville, and St. Francis Church in Francisville. He served those parishes for five years.
From 1987-98, he was the pastor of St. Michael Church, Kalida, Ohio, and St. Isidore Church in Cuba, Ohio. Fr. Hoying served as pastor of St. Peter Church, Winamac, Ind., from 1998–2005.
In 2005, he retired to St. Charles, where he makes his home.
Fr. Hoying, along with the Missionaries other 2022 jubilarians, was honored at a Mass at St. Charles Center on July 1, the Feast of the Precious Blood.
“These Missionaries have devoted their lives to our Congregation’s mission and ministries,” said Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S., provincial director of the United States Province. “We are glad to honor them and to appreciate their service to our Church and our Congregation. May God bless them for their faithfulness.”