Fr. William Henry Mertes

Fr. William Henry Mertes
Fr. William Henry Mertes

Pastors Associate

Born: April 13, 1921

Parents:
       John Joseph Mertes
Barbara Gertrude Udelhofen Mertes

Education:
       Elementary – St. Jerome School, Chicago, IL
Secondary  – Quigley Preparatory School, Chicago, IL
Sullivan High School, Chicago, IL
       College       – Wright Junior College, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
      Philosophy  – St. Mary College, St. Mary, KY
      Theology     – Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Ordination:
       December 20, 1959 by Archbishop Martin J. O’Connor at North American College, Rome, Italy

Assignments:
       1960 – Faculty, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington, KY
Assistant, Christ the King Church, Lexington, KY

1965 – Assistant, Holy Cross Church, Latonia, KY

1968 – Faculty, Holy Cross High School, Latonia, KY

1968 – Associate, Mother of God Church, Covington, KY

1971- Administrator, Mother of God Church, Covington, KY

1973 – Pastor, Mother of God Church, Covington, KY

1981 – Chaplain, St. Anne Convent, Melbourne, KY

1981 – Director, Catholic Social Services, Covington, KY

1986 – Board of Directors, Eastside Neighborhood Development Corporation, Covington, KY

1986 – Retirement

Died: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at St. Charles Nursing Home

Interment: Monday, April 28, St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL