Reverend Albert E. Lauer is the founder of Presentation Ministries. He was born July 19, 1947 and died October 13, 2002 at the age of 55. Originally a member of St. Ann Church in Hamilton, Ohio, he was ordained a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1974. His priestly ministry included several parochial assignments, hospital chaplaincy, prison ministry, and full-time national evangelization. In addition to founding Presentation Ministries, he also was the founder of a religious community, the Brothers and Fathers of Pentecost.
He made use of publications, radio, audio & video recordings, telephone, and retreats to extensively proclaim the teachings of the Church and the Bible. His ministry of teaching has achieved world-wide outreach and will continue to be made available through the work of Presentation Ministries.
Before his death, he was pastor of Old St. Mary's Church. While there, he was instrumental in opening Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center.
His religious community, the Brothers and Fathers of Pentecost, founded St. Peter Claver School, whose mission is to promote the formation of young men, primarily from the inner city, to equip them to become great Catholic Christian leaders.
The following inscription is found on the headstone at Fr. Al's grave at St. Mary cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio.
We thank Fr. Al for his many years of devoted service to us and the Church.
More about Fr. Al Lauer:
Fr. Lauer's last writing in OBOB which was for the Sept. 30, 2004 reflection
One chapter of the book Priest, by Michael S. Rose is about Fr. Al
Born: July 19, 1947
Ordained: May 25, 1974
Died: October 13, 2002
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