Fr. Ernest Biography
Fr. Ernest was born near Albuquerque, NM on December 29, 1932. He entered the Congregation of St. Joseph right after high school. His first two years of formation were in Ecuador. He studied philosophy and theology at the CSJ seminary in Viterbo, Italy for five years. Father was ordained a priest in Viterbo in May 22, 1958. He was very much looking forward to his 60th anniversary of ordination, but the Good Lord had different plans. Fr. Ernest died March 1, 2018 here in Lancaster. In 1968 Fr. Ernest was assigned to teach at Paraclete High School. A true renaissance man, he taught everything except hard science over the years. He was a priest-artist, -language buff, and pastor. Our church was built under his leadership.