Fr. Balent was ordained in October 1944 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was incardinated into the Diocese of New Ulm in 1957 when it was established.
Fr. Balent’s assignment history in the Diocese of New Ulm:
- Pastor, St. Mathias, Wanda, 1957-1966
In 1966, Fr. Balent was incardinated into the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He died in 1986.