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Fr. Edward Oen C.P.P.S. appointed pastor

Saturday, January 24, 2009/Categories: Parish News

Archibishop Naumann has appointed Father Edward Oen, C.P.P.S. pastor of St. Mary's Parish. Father Oen will also remain pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Baileyville. 

Beginning February 8, Sunday Mass at St. Mary's Church will be at 10 a.m. 

About Father Ed:

Father Edward Oen grew up on a farm near St. Mary’s, Ohio. He joined St. Charles Seminary at Carthagena, Ohio in 1951-64. He was ordained May 31, 1964 as a missionary of the Precious Blood.

The Missionaries of the the Most Precious Blood is a society of Apostolic Life founded by St. Gaspar at the Abbey of San Felix in Italy on August 15, 1815.  Its spirituality is characterized by community life, perfection in charity, with special emphasis on the apostolate and the missions. To learn more, check this site:

Fr. Ed's Biographical sketch:

1964-65: Detroit, MI, St. Anthony Parish faculty

1965-66: Liberty, MO, Del Bufalo Seminary, Instructor

1966-71: Liberty, MO, Del Bufalo Seminary, Vocation Office

1973-74: Centerville, IA, St. Mary Parish

1974-76 Halliday, ND, St. Paul Parish with missions at Dodge and St. Martin

1976-86: Westboro, WI, St. Therese Parish with missions at Chelsea and Whittlesey

1986-93: Hill City, KS, Immaculate Heart of Mary

1989-93: Damar, KS, St. Joseph Parish, Mission of Hill City

1993-01: Hanover, St. John Parish, mission at Greenelaf

2001-07: Montrose, MO, Immaculate Conception

2007-      : Baileyville, KS, Sacred Heart Parish

Feb. 09:  St. Benedict, KS, St. Mary Parish (with residence at Baileyville)


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