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2018 Jubilarians: Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province (OFM)

Brother Leo Geurts; Father Thomas Nairn; Brother Joseph Rogenski; Brother William Schulte; Father Robert Sieg ; Father Kurt Hartrich; Father Peter Fritz

50th reception

Brother Leo Geurts


Birthplace: Wheaton, Minn.

Entrance: 1968

Education: Bachelor’s in business administration, 1977

Master’s in helping skills, 1986

Service in the archdiocese: Served with Franciscan Connection, 1992-2008

Service outside the archdiocese:

Staff member, Hales Franciscan High School, Chicago, 1969-71

Business office, Hales Franciscan High School, 1971-74

Student, Chicago, 1974-77

Assigned to Quincy College, Quincy, Ill., 1977-82

Business manager and director of maintenance, Alverna Retreat House, Indianapolis, 1982-85

Student, Chicago, 1985-86

Parochial minister, St. Bonaventure Parish, San Antonio, 1986-88

Franciscan Outreach Program, 1988-92

Parish ministry and accounting, St. Peter Parish, Chicago, 2008-present

Father Thomas Nairn


Birthplace: Cleveland

Entrance: 1968

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Quincy University, Quincy, Ill., 1971

Master’s in divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1975

Master’s in theology, Catholic Theological Union, 1976

Doctorate in Christian ethics, University of Chicago, 1985

Service in the archdiocese: Senior ethicist, Catholic Health Association of the U.S., 2008

Ecclesiastical assistant to the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants, 2015-17

Provincial minister, Sacred Heart Province, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Student, University of Chicago, 1975-84

Faculty, University of Chicago,

Professor, Catholic Theological Union, 1984-2008

Dean of studies, Catholic Theological Union, 1990-2008

Visitor general to Our Lady of Peace Province in South Africa, 1993-94

Visitor general, 2007

Director of priestly formation, 1996-2002

Brother Joseph Rogenski


Birthplace: Granite City, Ill.

Entrance: 1968

Education: Master’s in religious studies, Saint Louis University, 1980

Service in the archdiocese: Director of Franciscan Mission and secretary of missionary evangelization, 2000-present

Service outside the archdiocese:

Student, Quincy College in Quincy, Ill., 1969-72

Instructor, CB High School, Quincy, 1972-77

Instructor, Roncalli High School, Indianapolis, 1977-81

Faculty, Padua Franciscan High School, Cleveland, 1981-84

Faculty, Academy of the Holy Angels, St. Paul, Minn., 1984-86

Assigned to Nulato, Alaska, 1986-92

Pastoral minister with emphasis on youth ministry, 1992-93

Principal, Our Lady of the Lake Elementary School in Ashland, Wis., 1993-96

Regional director of vocations, 1993-99

Sabbatical, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000

Brother William Schulte


Birthplace: St. Paul, Minn.

Entrance: 1968

Education: Bachelor’s in theology, Quincy University, Quincy, Ill.

Service in the archdiocese: Associate director of the Office of Public Relations and Development and the director of Office of Public Relations and Development, St. Louis, 1983-2012

Fraternal service, St. Anthony Friary, St. Louis, 2008-12

Service outside the archdiocese: Assigned to Quincy and Chicago, Ill.; and St. Paul, Minn.

Worked at Hales Franciscan High School, Chicago

Student and parish work in St. Paul

Staff at Catholic Boys High School community vice-rector, Quincy, Ill.

Director of student activities, and admissions counselor, Quincy University, 1978-79

Assistant director of admissions, Quincy University, 1979-80

Director of alumni services and interim director of development, Quincy University, 1980-83

Fraternal service, St. Peter Friary, Chicago, 2012-present

Father Robert Sieg


Birthplace: Cleveland

Entrance: 1968

Education: Master’s in divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago 1975

Service in the archdiocese: Pastor, St. Anthony Church, St. Louis, 2000-07

Friar liaison and director of the Development Office, St. Louis, 2009-12

Service outside the archdiocese: Associate pastor, St. Jude Parish, Cleveland, 1975-80

Campus minister, Cleveland, 1989-91

Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Church, Brooklyn, Ohio, 2007-09

Associate director and director of FVC, 1980-87

Pastor, St. Thomas Church, Ruston, La., 1987-92

Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Indianapolis, 1992-98

Pastor, St. Francis, Teutopolis, Ill. 1998-2000

Pastor, St. Francis Village, Crowley, Texas, 2012-present

60th reception

Father Kurt Hartrich


Birthplace: Indianapolis

Entrance: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in philosophy, Quincy University, Quincy, Ill. 1962

Bachelor’s in sacred theology, Antonianum, Rome, 1966

Degree in guidance and counseling, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Pastor, St. Anthony Church, St. Louis, 1988-90

Director of friar formation, St. Louis, 1990-91

Provincial minister, St. Louis, 1991-99

Sabbatical, St. Louis, 1999-2000

Visitor general for the Philippine Province, 2000-01

Service outside the archdiocese: Stationed at St. Joseph Seminary, Westmont, Ill., 1966-68

Student, University of Notre Dame, 1968-69

Rector, St. Joseph Seminary, Westmont, Ill., 1969-77

Guardian of St. Joseph Seminary and Master of Formation, St. Joseph Seminary and Catholic Theological Union, 1977-84

Pastor, St. Mary Church, Memphis, Tenn., 1984-88

Pastor, St. Francis, Quincy, Ill., 2001-09

Pastor, St. Peter Church, Chicago, 2009-present

75th reception

Father Peter Fritz


Birth name: Bernard Fritz

Birthplace: Chaska, Minn.

Entrance: 1943

Education: Degrees in philosophy and education

Service in the archdiocese: Assistant and chaplain to the Poor Clares, St. Louis, 1960-64

Chaplain, Koch Hospital, St. Louis, 1961-64

Assistant, St. Louis, 1964-66

Chaplain, Koch Hospital, 1966-70

Assistant chaplain of veterans, Veteran’s Hospital, St. Louis, 1966-70

Chaplain, Veteran’s Hospital, 1970-90.

Service outside the archdiocese: St. Francis Parish for Sacred Eloquence, Quincy, Ill., 1951-52

Assistant and chaplain of Blessed Sacrament Monastery, St. Francis, Petoskey, Mich., 1952-53

Assistant, St. Christopher, Midlothian, Ill., 1953-60

Assistant and chaplain of the Detention Home, St. Joseph, Cleveland, 1964

Pastor and in residence, St. Thomas Parish, Ruston, La., 1991-93

In residence at St. Paschal Parish in West Monroe, La., and pastor at St. Francis Parish in Calhoun, La. 1993-96

Supply ministry and retirement, Crowley, Texas, 1996-2009

Retirement, Sherman, Ill., 2009-12

Retirement, Manitowoc, Wis., 2012-present

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