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​Congratulations to Msgr. Albert Hubertus, celebrating 70 years as a priest

August 07, 2020 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper

Topics: Vocations


Congratulations to Msgr. Albert Hubertus, celebrating 70 years as a priest

Msgr. Albert Hubertus is celebrating 70 years as a priest. He was ordained on May 27, 1950. His first assignment began June 15, 1950 at St. Mary’s Church in Fredericksburg and from there he served in Kerrville at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Notre Dame Parish. Msgr. Hubertus also served in San Antonio at Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, St. Michael in Weimar, and St. Philip in El Campo. He served at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles for 12 years, and was the founding pastor of St. Anthony Mary Claret Parish in west San Antonio.

In 2000 Msgr. Hubertus retired to Casa de Padres and has lived there long than any of his parish assignments. Living there for 20 years, he has made it his home.

Throughout his retirement Msgr. Hubertus has happily assisted at parishes with weekend Masses, reconciliation services, and ACTS treats within the archdiocese. Unfortunately, that has now been put on hold due to the coronavirus.

But the pandemic has not kept him from working in his garden. Tomatoes, sweet corn, okra, squash and cucumbers are on his dinner table this summer. He anxiously waits for grapes to grow in his vines.

Msgr. Hubertus is in frequent communication with his two sisters, Sylvia Erben and Dorothy Moose, who still live in his hometown of New Braunfels among many relatives and friends.

2020 has been a mile marker for Msgr. Hubertus, celebrating his 70th jubilee and turning 95 in December. We wish him all the best and we give thanks to God for the gift of this wonderful priest and friend in our archdiocese.