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Oratorians celebrate priestly ordination

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - Updated: 12:00 pm

Auxiliary Bishop William Waltersheid ordained Father Peter Gruber, a member of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, on May 20 at St. Paul Cathedral. 

With Father Peter and Bishop Waltersheid in the front are Oratorians, from left, Brother Reed Frey, Father Drew Morgan, Father Stephen Lowery, Father Paul Werley, Father Joshua Kibler, Father Michael Darcy, Brother Thomas Skamai and Father David Abernethy, provost. 

Father Peter is the eighth child of 14 in the Gruber family, and is the second one to be ordained a priest (Father Frederick Gruber is a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, and became an Oratorian in May 2011. In April 2017, he graduated from Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, with master’s degrees in theology and divinity.

The Oratorians minister at the Pittsburgh Oratory in the city's Oakland neighborhood.

Photo by Chuck Austin

 


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