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Ad multos annos, Reverend Fathers

June 9th, 2011, Promulgated by Mike

Around this time of year most if not all of our diocesan priests are celebrating the anniversaries of their ordinations.

This includes, of course, the three priests – one active and two ‘retired’ – at Holy Cross Parish in Charlotte who between them have 149 years in the Catholic priesthood.

What an impressive testament of selfless service.


6 Responses to “Ad multos annos, Reverend Fathers”

  1. ROBERT says:


  2. I still remember the kindness of Fr. Reif in my younger days, in a time period where I was without a car. I eventually bought another car but had to take the bus from work to Midtown and then take a bus toward home. I say toward home because the bus only went so far and I had to walk the rest of the way home. On occasion, if Fr. Reif happened by in his car and spotted me walking, he gave me a ride the rest of the way home. A GOOD SAMARITAN.

  3. Jim says:

    Jim M. here: Yes, all very good priests….Fr. Reif is very pro-life, Fr. Eisemann is an excellent confessor, and Fr. Wheeland offer two Masses every weekday…a 7:30 am, and a 5:20 p.m. It’s very hard these days to find a parish with an afternoon Mass. I give Fr. Wheeland credit for offering this one for so many years.

  4. Dr. K says:

    Proof that a group of priests over age 70 can run a parish and do it well. Older priests do not have to be relegated to “Sacramental Minister” duty.

  5. Cindy says:

    I’m a member of Holy Cross and get to see these fine priests in action often. They are very holy men, and we are blessed to have them!

  6. JLo says:

    My husband and I joined Holy Cross as refugees of St. Thomas the Apostle. As almost daily Holy Mass attendees, we get to greet and be greeted by those three wonderful priests often, as they take turns doing the 7:30 a.m. Holy Mass… and that’s what it is at Holy Cross, holy! What a wonderful welcome such as we have had from these happy, devout, hard-working priests who are still so involved with parish life. They and all the parishioners of Holy Cross provided very soft landings to we who were crying as we were pushed out the doors of STA. God is good. +JMJ

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