Fr. Merlin Kieffer

Ordained May 26, 1960, at St. John the Baptist Church in Hanover.


1960 - Assistant pastor at St. Mary, Queen of the Universe Parish in Salina

1960-63 - Assistant pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Concordia and teacher at Notre Dame High School

1963-71 - Assistant pastor at Seven Dolors in Manhattan and teacher at Luckey High School

1964-71 - Administrator at St. Patrick’s in Ogden

1966-71 - Administrator at St. Joseph’s in McDowell

1971-80 - Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Goodland

1981-82 - Pastor of St. Patrick’s in Gypsum

1980-85 - Superintendent of schools for Salina Diocese

1982-84 - Pastor of St. Bernard’s in Ellsworth

1984-87 - Pastor of St. John the Baptist in Beloit

1985-87 - Add SS. Peter and Paul in Cawker City and St. Mary’s in Glasco

1987-88 - Rector at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina

1988-89 - Sabbatical

1989-2000 - Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini in Hoxie and St. Martin of Tours in Seguin

2000-01 - Parish administrator of St. Augustine in Washington and SS Peter and Paul Morrowville

2000-05 - Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul in Clay Center and St. Anthony’s in Miltonvale and priest supervisor of St. Augustine’s in Washington and SS. Peter and Paul in Morrowville

2005 - Retired to Manhattan