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Local priest honored for 70 years of ministry

BEAUMONT - In honor of 70 years of ministry, one local priest was honored on Friday.

Father Luis Urriza was honored with a mass and reception at Cristo Rey Catholic Church.

Urriza was ordained June of 1944, before the second World War ended.

Now seven decades later he is serving as pastor of Beaumont's Cristo Rey Catholic Church, which was founded in 1952.

With no plans to retire, father Urriza plans to continue to minister to the youth and growing Spanish-speaking community in Beaumont.Local priest honored for 70 years of ministry

Saturday, June 14 2014, 01:47 AM CDT
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