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Jubilarians | Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (CSSR)

50th Ordination

Father Andrew Meiners, CSSR

Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1965

Ordination: 1970

Service in the archdiocese: Liguori Publications staff, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 2001-08

Missionary preacher, Liguori Mission House Preaching Team, Liguori, 2008-15

Parish priest, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, O’Fallon, 2013-15

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish priest, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1971-75

Local superior and pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Denver, Colorado, 1975-81

Missionary preacher, Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 1981-82

Missionary preacher, Bishop De Falco Retreat Center, Amarillo, Texas, 1982-83

Missionary preacher on mission team, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1983-87

Missionary preacher and parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987-90

Parish priest and Hispanic ministry, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 1990-99

Parish priest, St. Joseph Parish, Wichita, Kansas, 1999-2001

Parish priest, Holy Ghost Parish, Houston, Texas, 2015-present


50th Ordination

Father Victor Karls, CSSR

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

First profession: 1965

Final profession: 1968

Ordination: 1970

Service in the archdiocese: Local consultor and promoter of Liguorian Magazine, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 1990-2002

Local superior and missionary preacher, Liguori Mission House, 2002-05

Missionary preacher, Liguori Mission House, 2005-08

Local superior and director of mission preaching team, Liguori Mission House, 2008-17;

Retired, St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community, Liguori, in order to work full time for Food For The Poor on weekends and celebrate weekday Masses at local health care centers and parishes.

Service outside the archdiocese: Missionary priest, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Belem, Amazonas, Brazil, 1971-72

Missionary priest, Parish of the Nazarene, Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil, 1972-75

Parish priest, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1975

Director of Queen of Peace Retreat Center, Fargo, North Dakota, 1975-76

Administrator, St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1976-80

Local superior and rector of St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1980-81

Local superior and director of Villa Redeemer Retreat Center, Glenview, Illinois, 1981-84

Director, Villa Redeemer Retreat Center, Glenview, Illinois, 1984-88

Consultor, Ordinary Provincial Council, Glenview, Illinois, 1988-90


50th Profession

Father Peter Schavitz, CSSR

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois

First profession: 1970

Final profession: 1974

Ordination: 1976

Education: Bachelor’s in philosophy, Holy Redeemer College, Waterford, Wisconsin, 1973

Master’s in religious education, Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, Esopus, New York, 1975

Master’s in theology, Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, Esopus, New York, 1977

Master’s in communication arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1978

Service in the archdiocese: Vocation director, St. John Neumann House, St. Louis, 1985-87

Local superior and pastor, Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, St. Louis, 1987-90

Missionary preacher, Redemptorist Preaching Team, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 2008-19

Missionary preacher in residence, St. Alphonsus "Rock" Church, St. Louis, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Faculty, St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1977-79

Vocation director, Provincial Residence, Glenview, Illinois, 1979-80

Vocation director, St. Henry’s Preparatory Seminary, Bellville, Illinois, 1980-83

Vocation director, Holy Redeemer College, Waterford, Wisconsin, 1983-85

Director, Villa Redeemer Retreat Center, Glenview, Illinois, 1990-92

Missionary preacher, Redemptorist Preaching Team, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1992-2000

Missionary preacher, Redemptorist Preaching Team, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 2000-05

Director of Denver Province Development Office, Denver, Colorado, 2005-08

About Father Peter Schavitz, CSSR: I have enjoyed my years ministering in the Archdiocese of St. Louis as well as across the river in the Belleville Diocese. Beside the parish missions I’ve preached, I have had the honor of preaching retreats for priests, deacons and women religious. For almost 10 years, I was involved with and presented the Marriage Encounter weekend. It also was my pleasure to be part of the Jesuit radio program "Pathways." The only cross I’ve had to endure during my years in St. Louis is the fact that I am a Cubs fan. 2016! Blues’ fans in 2019 know exactly what I’m talking about. The only difference is it only took you half the time to be World Champions.


60th Profession

Father Rudolph (Rudy) Papes, CSSR

Birthplace: Swartz Creek, Michigan

First profession: 1960

Final profession: 1963

Ordination: 1965

Service in the archdiocese: Retired, stationed at Liguori Mission House and now St. Clement Redemptorist Mission House, Liguori, 2010-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish priest, St. Joseph Parish, Wichita, Kansas, 1967-68

Parish priest, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1968-77

Local superior and pastor, St. Gerard Parish, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1977-84

Missionary preacher, Mission Preaching Team, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1985-87

Missionary preacher, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1987-2005

Retired, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2005-10

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