Very Rev. Kevin P. Fausz, CM, VU, pastor of Holy Redeemer and Our Lady of
Perpetual Help and St. Michael Catholic Churches as well as dean of the Central Urban Deanery, was inducted into the Black Worship Clergy Hall of Fame, along with Rev. Dr. Claudette Copeland of New Creation Christian Fellowship, February 24 at an event at Antioch Community Sports Complex.
Following graduation from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in 1975, Father Kevin, a Vincentian priest, worked as a registered nurse until 1982. He entered the seminary in 1982 and was ordained in 1991, receiving his Master of Divinity Degree in Theology, Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Certificate in Youth Ministry from St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Denver. He studied at Xavier University in the Institute for Black Catholic Studies. His first assignment was at St. Fidelis in Chicago for two years.
He then served as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Perryville, Mo.,
for 14 years (his home parish) and administrator of St. Vincent High School before taking a sabbatical in San Antonio. After spending time at the North American College in Rome, Father Kevin returned to San Antonio in April
2008 and was named pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish and appointed priest administrator for St. Gerard Catholic High School for the school year 2009-2010.
He is presently dean of the Central Urban Deanery for the Archdiocese of
San Antonio and chair of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and serves
on the College of Consultors. He is a member the Priest Personnel Committee.
He is chaplain at Our Lady of the Lake University, spiritual advisor and
board member for the Archdiocesan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de
Paul and is Spiritual Advisor and board member for ACTS-HIV Ministry. Father Kevin is the State Chaplain for the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver.
In June of 2014 he was named pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
while continuing as pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish. In July of 2018
he was assigned a third parish, St. Michael Church. Father Kevin has worked to develop programs to serve the poor on the East Side. He
is currently serving on a Neighborhood Advisory Committee for
Crosspoint. This is a transitional housing program for individuals
re-entering society following incarceration.
He is a member of the SAGE Board. As spiritual advisor for the archdiocesan Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Father Kevin provides
spiritual direction and guidance for the Board. The ACTS-HIV Community
has found a home at Holy Redeemer also. Through the ministry of Father Kevin as spiritual advisor, this ministry that serves those infected, or effected by HIV-AIDS continues to reach out and provide retreats, support
groups, spiritual development and socialization.
Father Kevin also ministers to the community at Our Lady of the Lake
University as chaplain. He is a member and chaplain for the
Knights of Peter Claver Council and the Fourth Degree Assembly, as well
as, the chaplain for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver and
the Fourth Degree Chapter. He is currently the Texas State chaplain for the
Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver. He is a Fourth Degree member of the
Knights of Columbus and a member of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. He is a Golden Life Member of the NAACP.
Margaret Winn, a volunteer at Holy Redeemer, introduced Father Kevin
at the event, and he was presented his medallion by Rev. Robert Forte of
Mount Gilead Baptist Church.