While Wiest may have SOME info about him on the internet, he has ZERO public info about him as a priest, outside of videos of Masses at OLHC. The only searchable occurrences of the word "priest" are in these threads on this site. Tracing his 'history', the only thing that can be found is his ownership of antique shops in Michigan featuring Chinese and Buddhist stuff, and something about a possible Buddhist altar in his house. That history goes from about 2008 to at least 2015, and presumedly beyond that. He appeared at OLHC in early 2021. There's also multiple email addresses and physical locations that may or not belong to him.
A couple of photos, and that's it.
At this point I don't know if we'll ever learn the truth. It's up to the chapel board to fix this if it needs fixing. Maybe he's really a priest, the board knows it, and refuses to release any details. It's up to the chapel families who are concerned to demand answers. I'm not a parishioner but as a traditional Catholic who knows people who go there, I'm concerned.
- a priest must have a public life.
- any priest who won't provide his lineage is a priest to run away from.
My extended family left OLHC, after having been there 38 years, when Fr. Perez introduced Croisette from the pulpit, failed to mention Croisette was a "deacon" by the hand of "fr./b" Pfeiffer, and then let Croisette distribute Holy Communion.
It can also be up to concerned Faithful at OLHC to do their due diligence and call CA school authorities for advice on how to proceed regarding Wiest who has not had a background check yet deals with children.
Maybe also contact old neighbors from his MI days (listed in one of the background check links somewhere here) and ask if they knew anything his being a priest.
I contacted all his relatives (listed on that same page) and only one replied: "f*** off!"
His father, Norman Wiest, is listed. He is still alive. Maybe call or write to him?
EVERY parent of EVERY child at that school should keep their child/children home and EVERY Faithful needs to go elsewhere for sacraments until Wiest's credentials are made public.