Fr. Ronald Rieder
Being born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota with two brothers, both deceased, Fr. Ron has been a priest for 51 years. After being ordained in 1963 in Wisconsin, he spent several years in administration work, serving as personnel director for the Capuchin Province out of Detroit.
Have been a parish pastor for 37 years, serving at parishes in St. Paul, Minnesota, Detroit, Michigan and now for thirty years here in Huntington. While personnel director, did much traveling in and out of the country, working with the priests and brothers in their ministry placements. During these years in Detroit worked in many different Detroit parishes. Interestingly I have never worked in a parish without a school.
For the past thirteen years have been closely associated with Matthew Kelly and have traveled here and abroad with him in preaching retreats. Presently working on a confirmation program for young people, hoping to keep them active in the Church following their confirmation.
Love parish work and thrilled with the new emphasis and direction of the Church under Pope Francis.