Fr. Edgar Jutte, C.PP.S., this year is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination.
Fr. Jutte, a native of St. Peter, Ohio, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on August 15, 1956, and was ordained a priest on June 9, 1962, at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena, Ohio.
Fr. Jutte spent many years as a missionary to countries in Latin America. After his ordination, Fr. Jutte served at Precious Blood Church in Fort Wayne, Ind.; before accepting an assignment in 1965 to the Missionaries’ mission in Peru. He returned to the United States in 1973.
From 1973-76, he was the chaplain of the Sisters of the Precious Blood convent in Maria Stein, Ohio. He then served at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Ottawa, Ohio, from 1976-78.
In 1978, he was assigned to the Missionaries’ mission in Chile, then served in La Oroya, Peru, from 1982-93. He returned to the United States from 1993-2000. From 2000 until his retirement in 2013, he served in parishes in Mexico. He now lives at St. Charles Center.
Fr. Jutte, along with all the Missionaries of the Precious Blood 2022 jubilarians, were honored at the 2022 Assembly and again at a Mass at St. Charles Center on July 1, the Feast of the Precious Blood.
“These Missionaries have devoted their lives to our Congregation’s mission and ministries,” said Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S., provincial director of the United States Province. “We are glad to honor them and to appreciate their service to our Church and our Congregation. May God bless them for their faithfulness.”