Five priests of the Brooklyn Diocese are observing their 60th year of priesthood. They were ordained May 31, 1958 by Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn. They are:
Msgr. Vincent A. Keane, former pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, and St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, currently lives at Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston.
Father John J. Newell, former parochial vicar at Sacred Heart, East Glendale, lives in a private residence in Floral Park.
Msgr. Joseph Pfeiffer, former Episcopal Vicar and former pastor of St. Helen’s, Howard Beach, still resides in St. Helen’s rectory. He plans an anniversary celebration with family and parishioners.
Father Stephen Valdazo is a former parochial vicar at St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights.
Father Andrew R. Varano, former pastor of St. Francis of Paola, Williamsburg, lives in a private residence and continues to celebrate Mass at St. Francis of Paola, a worship site of Divine Mercy parish.