Fr. Paul George Prabell

Fr. Paul George Prabell

Family History:
Born:       Bellevue, Kentucky, July 2, 1946
Parents:  George & Julia Kroner Prabell
Brother:   John Prabell
Newport Catholic High School, Newport, Ky.
St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, KY                 B. A. Philosophy
Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Norwood, Ohio         M. A. Theology
Marshall University, Huntington, W. V.         M.A. Guidance and Counseling

Ordained:  May 20, 1972 by Bishop Richard Ackerman

First Solemn Mass:
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, Ky

Associate Pastor, Holy Family Parish Ashland, Ky.                1972 – 77
Associate Pastor, Holy Spirit Parish and U of K
Newman Center, Lexington, Ky.                                       1977 – 82
Pastor, St. Stephen the Martyr Parish and EKU
Newman Center, Richmond, Ky.                                       1982 – 88
Fellowship at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas                  1988
Director of Priest Personnel                                                  1989-1991
Director of Continuing Formation of Priests,
Dioc. of Lex., Ky.                                                         1989 – 98
Associate Pastor, Good Shepherd Church,
Frankfort, Ky.                                                                  1989 – 92
Pastor, St. Patrick Church, Mt. Sterling, Ky.                         1992 – 95

Pastor, SS. Peter and Paul Church, Danville, Ky.                 1995 – 02

Rector, Cathedral of Christ the King, Lex., Ky.                     2002 – 07

Pastor, Jesus Our Savior Church, Morehead, Ky.                 2008 – 15

Rector, Cathedral of Christ the King, Lex., Ky.                     2015 – 2021

Soul Seeking with Paul Volk,     2009
CrossRoads columnst               1988 -> Present

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Fr. Lawrence W. Hehman

Fr. Lawrence W. Hehman

Family History:
Born in Covington, Kentucky, March 25, 1939
Father: Stanley Nicholas Hehman
Mother: Mary Louise Jacobs
Two brothers, two sisters: Paul, Dick, Sue, Nancy

St. Theresa Grade School        Southgate, Kentucky        1945-53
Newport Catholic High             Newport, Kentucky           1953- 57
Accepted as a student for the Diocese                             August, 1957
Holy Cross Seminary               LaCrosse, Wisconsin         1957-59
St. Paul Seminary                    St. Paul, Minnesota           1959-60
St. Pius X Seminary                 Erlanger, Kentucky            1960-61
Villa Madonna College            Covington, Kentucky          1961
University of Innsbruck           Innsbruck, Austria             1961-65
University of Xavier                 Cincinnati, Ohio                 1966-70

BA     Philosophy                                St. Pious X   Seminary
MED  Counseling and Guidance          Xavier University

April 3, 1965, at St. Paul Church, Innsbruck, Austria
by Bishop Bruno Wechner, Auxiliary Bishop of Innsbruck-Feldkirch

First Solemn Mass:
April, 1965 at St. Meinrad Church Radolfzell, Germany

Served as:
President of Junior Holy Name           Southgate, Kentucky
Class Officer in High School               Newport, Kentucky
President of Class                             LaCrosse, Wisconsin
President of Mission Society              Erlanger, Kentucky
Head of Department of   Religion      Covington, Kentucky
Head of Department of German        Covington, Kentucky
Head of Department of Religion        Lexington, Kentucky

Covington Latin School                    Covington, Ky.        1965-1968
German and Religion
Lexington Catholic High                   Lexington, Ky.        1969-1970

University of Kentucky                   Lexington, Ky.         1969-1986
Newman Center

Assistant Pastor, St. Agnes Parish, Park Hills           1965-1968
Faculty, Covington, Ky. Latin School                         1965-1969
Residence, St. Augustine Rectory, Covington           1968-1969
Associate Pastor, Holy Spirit Parish, Lexington        1969-1978
Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School                   1969-1978
Pastor, Holy Spirit Parish, Lexington, Ky.                 1978-1986
Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Lexington, Ky.          1986-1988
Incardinated into Diocese of Lexington, Ky.             1988
Rector, Christ the King Parish, Lexington, Ky.          1988-1994
Regional Representative for Fayette                       1987-
County for Catholic Diocese of Lex.
Chairperson for Presbyteral Council                        1988-1989
for Diocese of Lexington
Pastor Pax Christi                                                    1994-2004
Personnel Director for Priests for                             1998-2004
Diocese of Lexington
Priest Retirement Board for                                      2004-
Diocese of Lexington
Retired                                                                     2004

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Rev. James P. Gerrety

Rev. James P. Gerrety

Native of Ludlow, Ky.
    Accepted as a student for the Diocese in August, 1949

    Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Wawasee, Indiana
St. John Seminary, Little Rock, Arkansas
St. Patrick College, Maynooth, Ireland

    by Bishop Mulloy, June 29, 1957, at Cathedral Basilica of Assumption, Covington, KY

First Solemn Mass:
    June 30, 1957 St. Boniface Church, Ludlow KY

    1957-1961                Assistant Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Lexington, KY
1957-1961                Faculty, Lexington Catholic High
1961-1963                Assistant Pastor, St. Theresa Parish, Southgate, KY
1961-1966                Faculty, Newport Catholic High School
1963-1966                Assistant Pastor, St. Francis de Sales
1966-1974                Director of Vocations, Diocese of Covington
1966-1970                Residence, Seminary of St. Pius X, Erlanger, KY
1970-1971                Chaplain, St. Walburg Convent, Villa Hills.
1971-1972                Dean of Men, Seminary of St. Pius X, Erlanger, KY
1971-1974                Residence, Seminary of St. Pius X, Erlanger, KY
1972-1974                Vice Rector, Seminary of St. Pius X, Erlanger, KY
1974-1979                Pastor, St. John Parish, Georgetown, KY
1979-1983                Pastor, Good Shepherd Parish, Frankfort, KY
1983-1986                Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Lexington, KY
1986-1987                Residence, Seminary of St. Pius X, Erlanger, KY
1986-1987                Diocesan Director of Emmaus Program
1987-1989                Chaplain, Marydale Retreat House, Erlanger, KY
1989-1996                Pastor, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Newport, KY
1996-1998                Retirement; Residence Mary Queen of Heaven Rectory, Erlanger, KY
1998-1999                Administrator, St. Ann Parish, Covington, KY
1999-                        Residence at St. Paul Rectory, Florence, KY
1999-                        Residence in private home.

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Rev. Joseph J. Rueter

Rev. Joseph J. Rueter

Native of Covington, KY

Accepted as a student for the Diocese:   August, 1939

Education:         St. Gregory Seminary, Mt. Washington, Ohio
Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Norwood, Ohio

Ordained by:     Bishop Mulloy, October 19, 1946, St. Mary Cathedral, Covington, Ky.

First Solemn Mass: October 20, 1946, St. Aloysius Church, Covington, Ky.

1946-1947        Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School

1946-1947        Asst. Pastor, St. Paul’s Lexington, Ky.

1947-1948        Asst. Pastor, St. Joseph Parish Cold Spring, Ky.

1947-1948        Faculty, Newport Catholic High School

1948-1954        Asst. Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, KY

1948-1954        Faculty, Covington Latin School

1954                 Chaplain, Visitation Sisters Convent, Georgetown, KY

1954-1955        Grad. Studies at Marquette Univ., Milwaukee

1955-1959        Asst. Pastor, St. Catherine Parish, Ft. Thomas, KY

1955-1959        Faculty, Seminary of St. Pius X

1959-1960        Administrator, Peter & Paul Parish, California

1960-1968        Pastor, All Saints Parish, Walton, KY

1960-1968        Faculty, Seminary of St. Pius X

1968-1983        Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Lexington, KY

1983-1996        Pastor, Sts. Boniface & James Parish, Ludlow, KY

1993 –               Retirement; Residence St. Joseph Rectory, Cold Spring, KY

2010                 Died September 14, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospice,
Edgewood, KY.


Fr. Rueter    Obituary

Rev. Joseph RUETER (1923 – 2010)

Rev. Joseph John Rueter, 87, of Fort Thomas, passed away on September 14, 2010 at St.
Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Fr. Rueter grew up in Covington and graduated from
Covington Latin School. He then went to St. Gregory Seminary, Mt. Washington and did
his Theology at Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Norwood. Post-Graduate work was at Xavier
University and Marquette University. Fr. was ordained on October 19, 1946 by Most Rev.
William T. Mulloy at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Covington,Ky. From 1946 – 1955, Fr. was part of
the faculty at Lexington Catholic High School, Newport Catholic High School, Covington
Latin and St. Pius seminary. His assistant assignments were at St. Paul Church,
Lexington, KY., St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell,
and St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas. From 1960 to 1993, he was Pastor of All
Saints Church, Walton, Christ the King Church, Lexington, KY.,and Sts. Boniface and
James Church, Ludlow, KY. He was preceded in death by his Sister, Ruth Matracia, and
Brother, Billy Rueter. Fr. Rueter is survived by his Brother – Raymond (Jayne) Rueter of
Florence, KY; 10 Nieces and Nephews, 12 Great Nieces and Nephews, and 9 Great Great
Nieces and Nephews. Visitation 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, September 17, 2010 at St.
Joseph Church, Cold Spring, Visitation also Saturday before Mass from 9:00 am – 9:45 am
at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10:00
AM at the St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Burial will take place in the St. John’s Cemetery
Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. Please join the family for a reception at St. Joseph Memorial Hall
following Mass and burial. Memorials are suggested to the Priests’ Retirement Fund, P.O.
Box 15550, Covington, KY. 41015-0550. DOBBLING, MUEHLENKAMP & ERSCHELL FUNERAL
HOME serving the family.

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Msgr. Richard Garland O’Neill

Msgr. Richard Garland O’Neill

Family History:
Born in Lexington, Ky., October 31, 1902
Parents: Patrick Joseph & Catherine Garland O’Neill
Brothers: Paul Joseph, Frank W. O’Neill, Patrick
Sisters: Mary Catherine, Ann Elizabeth, Rose, Sarah

St. Paul School, Lexington, Ky.
St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad, In.
St. Gregory Seminary, Mt. Washington, Ohio
St. Mary Seminary, Norwood, Ohio

Ordained:    June 2, 1928 St. Mary Cathedral, Covington, KY by Bishop Howard

FIRST SOLEMN MASS:     June 3, 1928 St. Paul Church, Lexington, KY

Assistant Pastorates June 1928 – August, 1945:
St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring, Ky.
Administrator Protem Holy Guardian Angels Parish, Sandfordtown, Ky.
Administrator Protem St. Patrick Parish, Covington, Ky.
Blessed Sacrament Parish, South Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Holy Cross Parish, Latonia, Ky.
St. Anthony Parish, Bellevue, Ky.
Corpus Christi Parish, Newport, Ky.
St. John’s Orphanage, South Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Pastorate August, 1945 – July 21, 1973:
Christ the King Church, Lexington, Ky.
Chaplain: Our Lady of the Oaks Hospital, Lexington
St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.

Celebrates First Mass in Christ the King Church, May 12, 1946
Construction of Christ the King School and Convent
School and Convent Completed September, 1951
Sisters of Divine Providence staff school & classes start September 1951
Father O’Neill observes the 25th anniversary of his ordination April 23, 1962
Rt. Rev. Msgr. O’Neill elevated to the rank of domestic prelate November, 1965
Construction of present church and rectory completed and dedicated May, 1967
Msgr. O’Neill retires from Christ the King parish June 1, 1968
Portrait of Msgr. O’Neill, by William Walsh is unveiled December 14, 1969
Msgr. O’Neill dies in his residence at age 70 July 21, 1973
Christ the King Altar Society raises $15,000.00 for Christ the King main entrance
window as a memorial to Msgr. Neill October 14, 1973

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Msgr. George J. O’Bryan

Msgr. George J. O’Bryan

Native of Cincinnati, Ohio

St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Norwood, Ohio

by Bishop Maes, June 29, 1908 at St. Mary Cathedral, Covington, Ky.

First Solemn Mass:
June 30, 1908 @ Immaculate Conception Church, Newport, Ky.

Named a Domestic Prelate by Pope John XXIII,                   1959
Asst. Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Newport         1908-1913
Pastor, St. Mark Parish, Richmond, Ky.                              1913-1915
Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Winchester, Ky.                         1915-1928
Administrator, Holy Family Parish, Ashland, Ky.                   1928
Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.                     1928-1946
Chaplain, Visitation Sisters Convent, Georgetown               1946-1949
Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.                     1949-1959

Death:            February 18, 1959, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington, Ky.

Funeral Mass: Immaculate Conception Church, Newport, Ky.

Interment:     St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Fr. Mark Daniel Dreves

Fr. Mark Daniel Dreves

Family History:
November 12, 1967 at Granite City, IL
Parents: John Peter and Myrna Jean (Reichart) Dreves

Elementary         St. James, Boniface, KY                      1975 – 1982
Secondary          Covington Catholic High School
Covington, KY                             1982 – 1986
College              Thomas More College                           1986 – 1987
Philosophy      Niles College of Loyola University,
Chicago, IL                                1987 – 1990
Theology          St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL 1990 – 1995

BA     Philosophy
Master of Divinity

Deaconate:        St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Lexington, KY,
November 20, 1994 by the Most Rev. Bishop J. Kendrick Williams.
Priesthood:        Cathedral of Christ the King, Lexington, KY,
May 20, 1995 by the Most Rev. Bishop J. Kendrick Williams.

1995        Cathedral of Christ the King, part-time associate pastor, part-time faculty
Lexington Catholic High School
Coordinator for Recruitment and Screening of Potential Seminarians
Associate Vocation Director for the Diocese of Lexington
1996        Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Associate Pastor,
Lexington Catholic High School 1/3 time faculty
1997        Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary – half-time associate pastor,
Recruitment and Screening of Potential Seminarians – half-time Coordinator
Full-time Director of Vocations
Part-time Director of Vocations
Part-time sacramental minister at Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary
2003 – 2005 Pastor Sacred Heart Church, Corbin, KY
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Williamsburg and
St. Boniface, Jellico, TN, sacramental minister;
continue as part-time Director of Vocations
2005 – present  Vicar General for Diocese of Lexington
2005 – 2006 Priest Moderator, Pax Christi Catholic Church, Lex., KY.
2006 – 2009  Priest Representative for Lexington Catholic High School  Board, Lex., KY three-year term.
2007 – 2014(W) Rector Cathedral of Christ the King

2014 – Sabbatical

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Fr. Gregory Schuler

Fr. Gregory Schuler

Born: Covington, Kentucky on September 3, 1952

Second oldest of seven children

Entry to Seminary: 1968  Location

 1972St. Pious X Seminary, Erlanger, Ky., B.A. in Philosophy
1977 –  Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md., M.A. in Theology

Ordained: 1977  Location / Bishop / Date

1977-1981  Educator, Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, Kentucky
1981-1986  Covington Catholic High School, Covington, Kentucky
1986-1994  Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, Instructor in Philosophy
1977-1981  Part time Associate Pastor, St. Mary Church, Alexandria, Kentucky
Pastor, Eastern Kentucky University Newman Center, (St. Stephen) Richmond, KY

1986-1988  Associate Pastor Cathedral of Christ the King           St. Mark Church, Richmond, KY
1986-1994 (W)  Rector, Cathedral of Christ the King,

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