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by Susie Bergman Every runner knows that the act of running a race is not without difficulties and challenges. There are things that can trip them up, or even slow them down, along the way. Good runners need proper training, endurance and discipline. The same can also be said for

Fr. Richard Nieberding, C.PP.S. January 19, 1953 – July 20, 2019 Fr. Richard Nieberding, C.PP.S., died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in the rectory of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Montezuma, Ohio, where he was the pastor. He was 66. He was born on January 19, 1953, in Dayton,

Father John Kalicky, C.PP.S., 84, died at 4 p.m. on June 18, 2019, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio. He had been in failing health. He was born on October 13, 1934 in Whiting, Ind., to John and Lillian (Spychalski) Kalicky, and grew up in the neighborhood of St. John

Br. Gregory Frantz, C.PP.S., 91, died peacefully at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio, on Monday, May 27, 2019. He’d lived and ministered at St. Charles for nearly all of his life as a religious brother. He was born in Cleveland on February 3, 1928 to John and Rose (Gedeon) Frantz.

Father Gerard J. Witsken A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Gerard J. Witsken was celebrated March 22 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Father Witsken, 76, died Feb. 18. A native of Cincinnati’s Western Hills, Father Witsken attended St. Teresa School, Elder High School, Xavier University and Mount St.

Fr. Thomas J. Beischel, C.PP.S., 92, died at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4 in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He was born May 31, 1926 in Cincinnati, to Victor and Edith (Frey) Beischel. He served in the U.S. Army as a

Father Thomas Meyer A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Thomas Meyer was celebrated Dec. 11 at St. Albert the Great Parish in Kettering. Father Meyer, 74, died Dec. 6. A native of Dayton, Father Meyer did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St.

Fr. Robert Conway, C.PP.S., 93, died on December 8, 2018, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He had been in failing health. Fr. Conway was born on September 19, 1925, in Detroit, to Harold and Marie (Oberle) Conway. He later moved

Father Jeffrey Kirch, CPPS provincial director, accepts the promise of Greg Evers as his temporary incorporstion (Courtesy Photo)
Greg Evers is now in advanced formation with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood after his temporary incorporation into the congregation, celebrated on Aug. 18. “God is constantly calling us – today marks a step forward in Greg’s journey,” said Father Jeffrey Kirch, provincial director, as he welcomed community members,