Father-Son Follow Parallel Paths to Priesthood

Deacon Andrew Infanger shares a unique bond with his father, Peter Infanger.   In two months he will be ordained a Priest in the Catholic Church, and if all goes according to plan, his Dad, Peter Infanger, will be ordained a Deacon sometime in 2019.

A father and son serving as Priests are very rare, mostly because Priests take a vow of celibacy and never marry. There has only been a handful in the history of the church in the United States.  In Peter’s case, his wife, Michelle, died in 2013 of breast cancer.  Andrew was accepted into St. Francis Seminary shortly after his mother’s death and is now undergoing final preparation for his ordination.  Peter began preparation for the Priesthood in 2014 at Mundelein Seminary, located slightly north of Chicago.

For a detailed account of the Infanger’s journey to the Priesthood, posted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, please click here.

Click here to “Meet Fr. Henry Wertin,” father of two Catholic Priests, who entered the seminary following the tragic loss of his wife.