Fr. Joe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The good works of the Servants of Charity continue…


Rev. Joseph Rinaldo of the Servants of Charity in Chelsea, MI was born in 1940, and began his life’s story in Sicily, Italy during WWII. “We knew what real poverty and fear were all about back then growing up during the war, and while I was in school, I had a cousin that I was very close to who was constantly teased and mocked because of her disabilities. Unfortunately, she died at a young age, but I always fought for her against people who were cruel, and that was why I decided to get into special education and become a priest for the Servants of Charity. I was ordained in 1967, and shortly thereafter, was assigned to come to the United States.”

Fr. Rinaldo eventually reached St. Louis Center in Chelsea in 1980, and fell in love with the community because of the way they embraced St. Louis Center. That…

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