For the 48 sisters and brothers celebrating anniversaries in religious life this year, there is a total of 2,885 years of service given to the Church and the people of God.
My dear jubilarians… your lives and stories may not be written in the Book of Sacred Scripture, but they are recorded in the lives of all those you have served.
Religious Sisters from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens celebrated their anniversaries of religious life at a Jubilee Mass and dinner with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, on Pentecost Sunday, May 20.
Brother Donald Sullivan, O.S.F., entered the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn from St. Francis Xavier parish in Park Slope in 1947.
Brother John Dunbar, S.C., is marking his 60th year with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio honored local religious brothers marking special anniversaries in their communities this year on Pentecost Sunday during a Mass at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.
Four members of the Marist Brothers of the Schools who have served locally are marking significant anniversaries of their entry into the community: Brothers Gerard Cormier, Stephen Bosco Wang, Aquinas Richard and Eugene Birmingham.