Corrected date for the Mass of thanksgiving celebrating the silver anniversary of Father David Bertolotti’s ordination to the priesthood.
Three of the men who were ordained by Bishop Thomas E. Molloy on June 9, 1951, at St. James Pro-Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn, are marking their 65th years as priests.
Vincentian Father Joseph Szpilski, C.M., celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priesthood on Sunday, May 8, with a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Stanislaus Church, Greenpoint.
Three of the five diocesan priests celebrating their 60th anniversaries as priests were ordained June 2, 1956, at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn, by Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy.
Of the 12 men celebrating their 50th anniversaries as priests this year, eight were ordained to the priesthood on May 28, 1966 at St. James Pro-Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn, by Archbishop Bryan J. McEntegart.
Seven priests in the diocese are marking their 40th anniversaries as priests this year.
Seven of the men who are celebrating their 25th anniversaries as priests were ordained by Bishop Thomas V. Daily on June 1, 1991. Details of the other ordinations are included in these brief biographies.
Father Gerard Michael Mulvey, O.F.M. Cap., will celebrate his 25th anniversary as a Franciscan Capuchin in the fall.
Father Johnson Nedungadan, C.M., will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving to mark his 25th year as a priest on Sept. 25 at St. Gregory the Great Church, Bellerose.
It’s ordination season and Catholics have reason to be pleased with the numbers of priests who will serve the Church well into the future. In recent years, the numbers of priestly ordinations have given Catholic Church observers reason to believe there is not a global vocations crisis, but they acknowledge there is still a need for more.