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

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (CSsR)

50th Ordination

Father Paul Coury

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

First profession: 1967

Final profession: 1970

Ordination: 1972

Education: Master’s of religious education, master’s of arts, master’s in finance and control, master’s of divinity

Master’s of fine arts, University of Wisconsin, 1974

Master’s in counseling, Aldevon Institute Chicago, 1991

Service in the archdiocese: Staff, Liguori Publications, Liguori, 1989-2002

Service outside the archdiocese: Faculty member, St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1973-80

Local superior, Eucharistic Heart Provincial Residence, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-89

Retreat director, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona, 2002

Provincial consultor and local superior, Denver Provincial Residence, Denver, Colorado, 2002-08

Co-director and rector, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona, 2008-11

Director and rector, Redemptorist Renewal Center, and pastor, Our Lady of the Desert Conventual Parish, 2011-19

In residence, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Whittier, California, 2019-present

About Father Paul Coury: I have always loved the freedom to be a creative person, especially in retreat ministry. I was blessed with an artistic ability which I have used most of my life, and I enjoyed using that creative ability in the many retreats, workshops and talks that I was asked to give. I am very grateful to God for blessing me with those gifts, and I hope that I have used them well.

Father Michael Quinn

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

First profession: 1967

Final profession: 1970

Ordination: 1972

Education: Master’s of divinity, Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, 1972

Master’s in religious education, Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, 1973

Master’s in arts, Creighton University, 1991

Certificate in spiritual direction, Creighton University, 1991

Certificate in youth ministry studies, The Center for Youth Ministry Development and The Archdiocese of Omaha, 1994

Certificate in spiritual direction, St. Michael’s Pathways, 2000

Certificate in vocation minister as spiritual guide, National Religious Vocation Conference, 2007

Service in the archdiocese: In residence, St. John Neumann House, St. Louis, 2006-07

Associate vocation director, St. Louis, 2007

In residence, St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community, Liguori, 2008-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Davenport, Iowa, 1973-77

Parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1977-78

Associate pastor, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1978-79

Parish priest, high school teacher and chaplain, Holy Name Parish, Omaha, Nebraska, 1979-83

Retreat master and director, Holy Redeemer Seminary, Lacombe, Louisiana, 1983-91

Chaplain and campus minister, Pope John Paul II High School, Slidell, Louisiana, 1990-91

Youth apostolate, Holy Name Parish, Omaha, Nebraska, 1991-97

Life directions apostolate, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1997-99

Parish priest, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1999-2005

Associate vocation director, Seelos Theology Residence, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-08

Father Allan Weinert

Birthplace: Kewaskum, Wisconsin

First profession: 1967

Final profession: 1970

Ordination: 1972

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

Master’s of divinity, Mt. St. Alphonsus, Esopus, New York

Master of Religious Education, Mount St. Alphonsus, Esopus, New York

Master of Arts in Teaching. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Service in the archdiocese: Editor, Editor-in-Chief of Liguorian Magazine, Liguori Publications, Liguori, 1989-2006

Service outside the archdiocese: Faculty member, St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1973-80

Itinerant Mission Preacher, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1980-89

Treasurer, Denver Provincial Office, Denver, Colorado, 2007-16

Associate Pastor, St. Alphonsus Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016-19

Pastor, St. Alphonsus Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2019-present

60th Profession

Father Charles (Chuck) Beierwaltes

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1965

Ordination: 1967

Education: Master’s in theology, Immaculate Conception Seminary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Master’s in divinity, University of State of New York

Master’s in religious education, University of State of New York.

Service in the archdiocese: Associate pastor and a “founding father” of Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Mattese, 1971-75

Pastor, local community superior and oversaw the building of the new church, Mary Mother of the Church, 1975-81

Vocation director, St. John Neumann House, St. Louis, 1987-90

Pastor and local community superior, St. Alphonsus “Rock” Parish, St. Louis, 1990-93

Retired, in residence at St. Clement’s Redemptorist Mission Community, Liguori, 2021-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1968-71

Parish priest, St. Gerard Parish, Brooklyn Park, Wisconsin, 1973

Ordinary consultor and local community superior, Villa Redeemer Provincial Residence, Glenview, Illinois, 1981-87

Missionary, Director of Ruam Rudee International School, Bangkok, Thailand, 1993-98

Mission office coordinator, Villa Redeemer Provincial Residence, Glenview, Illinois, 1998-99

Director, Seelos House Theology Residence and Mission Office Coordinator, Chicago, Illinois, 1999-2002

Director and local community superior, Our Mother of Perpetual Help Retreat Center, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 2002-05

Retreat master, mission preacher, help out at St. Joan of Arc Parish and St. Catherine Parish, 2005-21

About Father Charles (Chuck) Beierwaltes: In every ministry assignment, I was privileged to learn from the countless numbers of children who “ministered” to me — especially the very poor at St. Alphonsus “Rock” Church. I was blessed to be a “founding father” of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, a new parish in South County St. Louis. My favorite quote: “Stick with Jesus.”

Father Andrew Meiners

Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1965

Ordination: 1970

Service in the archdiocese: Mission preacher, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 2001-13

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

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

Pastor, local community superior, St. Joseph Parish, Denver, Colorado, 1975-81

Preacher, Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 1981-82

Preacher, Bishop De Falco Retreat Center, Amarillo, Texas, 1982-83

Mission Team preacher, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, 1983-87

Parish priest, missionary preacher, St. Alphonsus Parish, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987-90

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

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

Parochial Vicar, Holy Ghost Parish, Houston, Texas, 2015-present

Father David Polek

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

First profession: 1957

Final profession: 1960

Ordination: 1962

Education: Bachelor’s in philosophy, Immaculate Conception Seminary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1963

Master’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Parish priest and retreat master, St. Alphonsus “Rock” Parish, St. Louis, 1969-70

Editor, Liguori Publications, Liguori, 1973-81

Vocation director, St. Alphonsus “Rock” Parish, St. Louis,1981-84

Vocation director, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 1984-92, named editor-in-chief of Book and Pamphlet Department in 1989

Vocation director, St. John Neumann House, St. Louis, 1992-2002

Parish priest at St. Alphonsus “Rock” Parish in St. Louis, 2002-05

Retired, in residence at St. Alphonsus “Rock” Parish in St. Louis, 2005-21

Retired, in residence at St. Clement’s Redemptorist Mission Community in Liguori, 2021-present.

Service outside the archdiocese: English teacher, St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1965-69

English teacher, Holy Redeemer College, Waterford, Wisconsin, 1970-73

About Father David Polek: I am most grateful for the continued support, love and friendship of my friends.

60th Ordination

Father Richard Quinn

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

First profession: 1957

Final profession: 1960

Ordination: 1962

Service in the archdiocese: Liguori Publications Promoter, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 1987-88

In residence at St. Clement’s Redemptorist Mission Community, Liguori, 2018-present.

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish priest, Holy Name Parish, Omaha, Nebraska, 1964-69

Parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1969-71

Pastor, local community superior, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1971-75

Pastor, local community superior, Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit, Michigan, 1975-78

Parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978-81

Pastor, local community superior, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1981-87

Military chaplain, Villa Redeemer Provincial Residence, Glenview, Illinois, 1988-94

Parish priest, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 1994-96

Pastor, local community superior, St. Thomas Parish, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 1996-99

Associate pastor, Holy Name Parish, Omaha, Nebraska, 1999

Pastor and local community superior, 1999-2002

Pastor and local community superior, Sacred Heart Parish, Seattle, Washington, 2002-05

Pastor, local community superior, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2005-07

In residence, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007-18

75th Profession, 70th Ordination

Father Albert Babin

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

First profession: 1947

Final profession: 1950

Ordination: 1952

Education: Master’s in philosophy and theology, Redemptorist Seminary, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Service in the archdiocese: Faculty member, St. Joseph’s College, Kirkwood, 1954-59

Retired and local vicar of St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community, Liguori, 2006-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Faculty member, St. Joseph’s Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1959-61

Director, faculty member and local community superior, Holy Redeemer Seminary in Lacombe, Louisiana, 1961-67

Novice Master, local community superior, Blessed John Neumann House, Clinton, Iowa, 1967-68

Novice Master, local community superior, Immaculate Conception College, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1968-72

Parish priest, local community treasurer, Holy Ghost Parish, Houston, Texas, 1972-75

Provincial superior, Vice Province of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975-81

Pastor, local community superior, St. Alphonsus Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981-86

Itinerant mission preacher, local community superior, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986-87

Ordinary provincial consultor, Vice Province of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1987-90

Itinerant mission preacher, St. John Neumann House, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1990-2000

Vice postulator for the cause for canonization of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 1996-99

Appointed local community superior, 2000-06

About Father Albert Babin: Father Al was a pillar of the St. Clement community. He continued to serve in leadership positions and provided help-out work in nearby parishes until his health no longer permitted. He was always readily available for spiritual direction, confession, and other ministries until the time of his death on July 4, 2022.

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