From the Watertown Daily Times’ Sunday Edition.
The Rev. Vincent T. Freeh has been on a mission for 60 years since he became an ordained priest in 1959. It was then that he declared his faithfulness to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
The priest and missionary, known casually as “Father Vince” and who served as pastor at Our Lady of Sacred Heat parish in Watertown from 1988 to 1997, is also a Renaissance Man.
To prepare for his missions, Father Vince found he needed to learn skills not readily available in the underdeveloped areas of the world. So, in addition to spreading the faith, he became practiced as an automotive mechanic, an electrician, a welder, learned how to operate heavy equipment (and invented one, called The Beast) and acquired an amateur radio license. He also has a pilot’s license. He plays guitar, which he found helps to break down language barriers and he writes poetry. Read more…