Seven priests of the Diocese of Sioux City are celebrating milestone jubilees this year. The priest jubilarians will be honored during Mass on May 1 at St. Mary Church in Storm Lake.
Marking 50th anniversaries are Fathers Gerald Feierfeil, Robert Leiting, Anthony Pick, Dale Reiff and James Smith. Celebrating 25th anniversaries are Fathers Mark Stoll and Christian Van Oosbree
Father Gerald Feierfeil, a native of Sioux City and graduate of Heelan High School, attended Holy Cross Seminary in La Crosse, Wis.; Loras College in Dubuque and Mount St. Bernard Seminary/Aquinas Institute of Theology in Dubuque. He earned a master’s in education at Creighton University in Omaha.
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1967, at Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City.
Father Feierfeil has served at Bishop Heelan High School, Sioux City; Bishop Garrigan High School, Algona; St. Joseph Parish, Struble; Gehlen Catholic High School, Le Mars; St. Benedict Parish, Kossuth County; Sacred Heart Parish, Boone and Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, Sioux City.
Father Robert Leiting, a native of Carroll and graduate of Kuemper High School, attended Loras College, Dubuque; North American College/Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome and Mount St. Bernard Seminary, Dubuque.
He was ordained on June 3, 1967 at Cathedral of the Epiphany.
Father Leiting served at Sacred Heart Parish, Spencer; St. Rose of Lima Parish, Denison; Immaculate Conception Parish, Sioux City; St. Thomas Parish, Emmetsburg; St. Patrick Parish, Sheldon; Resurrection Parish, Pocahontas; St. Mary Parish, Oto; St. Mary Parish, Dow City; St….
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