Fr. Richard Mevissen, CSsR celeberates 55 years as a priest; 50 years as a Redemptorist. CONGRATULATIONS, FR. DICK !
Fr. Dick professed vows as a Redemptorist in 1961, and was ordained in 1966. He earned an MA in catechetical Theology, and did further graduate study in Religious Education. He has served as a college seminary instructor, parish priest and pastor, director of a college seminary residence, director of both a retreat center and a house of prayer, chaplain at a large Sisters motherhouse, and a member of the regional Redemptorist leadership team.
He has taught in various faith formation programs, especially with religion teachers and parents. On the side of whatever his main ministry was at the time, he has been involved in family life programs with youth, engaged couples, married couples, divorced & widowed, and LGBT catholics & their families. Fr. Dick has been involved with the Beginning Experience ministry for more than 30 years, as a member of the Detroit and St. Louis Beginning Experience teams, and now as the spiritual director and nonvoting member of the International Board of Directors.