Father has been a priest for 53 years. He has answered the call to come out of retirement to serve in our parish community. Father we thank you for all your years of dedication.
Father Eppenbrock was ordained a priest by Bishop Woznicki, on June 4th, 1960 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. He has served as an assistant pastor, and pastor in many of the parishes of the Diocese of Saginaw; Our Lady's in Chesaning, St. James in Bay City, St. Bernard in Alpena, St. Stephen in Saginaw, St. Paul Apostle, in Ithaca, St. Michael in Port Austin, St. Mary in Alma, St. Mary in Bay City, Sacred Heart in Caro, St. Anne in Linwood, St. Denis in Lexington, and St. Patrick in Croswell.
After retirement, he continued his service as "Sacramental Minister" at St. Pancratius, Cass City, St. Agatha, Gagetown, St. Mary's, Port Sanilac, and St. John's, Forestville.
Father has served under five Bishops; Bishop Woznicki, Bishop Reh, Bishop Untener, Bishop Carlson, and Bishop Cistone. He has been a witness to Christ by daily offering Mass for the parishoniers, daily praying the Liturgy of the Hours, the Holy Rosary. He has baptised well over 1000 souls, witnessed over 500 marriages, laid to rest and offered the Last Sacraments to over a 1000 parishoniers and relatives.