Father Denis Quinkert will celebrate silver anniversary

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Benedictine Father Denis Quinkert will celebrate his silver anniversary as a priest in the Order of St. Benedict on June 30. His anniversary Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on that date at St. Mary Church, 415 E. Eighth St., in New Albany. Father Denis is currently pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Milbank, S.D. His prior assignments include ministry at parishes at Fort Totten, N.D., and Marty, S.D., both located on Indian reservations; abbot at Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota; campus minister at Mount Marty College in Marty, S.D.; and chaplain to the Benedictine sisters in Yankton, S.D.

Originally from New Albany, Father Denis graduated from Placid Hall High School at Saint Meinrad in 1954 and left for the Dakotas shortly thereafter to serve the Native American people, first as a deacon, then as a brother, and then as a priest.

Source: http://www.archindy.org/criterion/files/2001/pdfs/20010622.pdf