Rev. Joseph J. Rueter
Pastors / Rectors
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,
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.