Jubilarian Celebration 2017

Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, OFM Conv. (60th Ordination Jubilarian – left), Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (40th Ordination Jubilarian – center) and Friar John Burkhard, OFM Conv. (50th Ordination Jubilarian – right) and all priest friars present concelebrated the Jubiliarian Celebratory Mass, as one.

On Monday, July 24, 2017, our province held our Annual Jubilarian Celebration beginning with sharing the Daily Noon Mass with the friars and pilgrims of our Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD and ending with a delicious luncheon and fellowship. Most of our 41 Jubilarians for 2017 were able to be in attendance. The day was enhanced by the joyful inclusion of the Profession of Simple Vows by friar Jason DeMartini, OFM Conv.

PROFESSION JUBILARIANS
65 Years
Friar Ronald Sermak, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1952
Friar David Stopyra, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1952
Friar Giles VanWormer, OFM Conv.  ~ August 17, 1952
Friar Duane Mastrangelo, OFM Conv.  ~ August 17, 1952
Friar Briant Cullinane, OFM Conv.  ~ August 17, 1952
Friar Alvin Somerville, OFM Conv.  ~ August 17, 1952
60 Years
Friar Phillip Blaine, OFM Conv.  ~ August 12, 1957
Friar Joseph Madden, OFM Conv.  ~ August 12, 1957
Friar Paul Varga, OFM Conv.  ~ August 12, 1957
Friar Nevin Hammon, OFM Conv.  ~ August 12, 1957
Friar Herman Czaster, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1957
Friar Alexander Cymerman, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1957
50 Years
Friar Jude Surowiec, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1967
Friar Paul Miskiewicz, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1967
Friar Noel Danielewicz, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1967
Friar Martin Kobos, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1967
Friar Karl Kolodziejski, OFM Conv.  ~ August 15, 1967
Friar Joseph Connick, OFM Conv.  ~ September 1, 1967
Friar William Robinson, OFM Conv.  ~ September 1, 1967
40 Years
Friar Paul Lininger, OFM Conv. ~ August 14, 1977
Friar Michael Taylor, OFM Conv. ~ August 14, 1977
Friar Jude DeAngelo, OFM Conv. ~ August 14, 1977
Friar Daniel Fink, OFM Conv. ~ August 15, 1977
Friar Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. ~ August 15, 1977
Friar Dennis Grumsey, OFM Conv. ~ August 15, 1977
Friar Stephen Murphy, OFM Conv. ~ August 15, 1977
Friar Timothy Kulbicki, OFM Conv. ~ August 15, 19775 Years
Friar José Guadalupe Matus Castillo, OFM Conv. ~ September 5, 1992
Friar Marek Stybor, OFM Conv. ~ September 8, 1992
Friar Abelardo Huanca Martinez, OFM Conv. ~ December 19, 1992

ORDINATION JUBILARIANS
60 Years
Friar Giles VanWormer, OFM Conv. ~ March 15, 1957
Friar Antone Kendrac, OFM Conv. ~ June 1, 1957
Friar Peter Damian Fehlner, OFM Conv. ~ July 14, 1957

50 Years
Friar John Burkhard, OFM Conv. ~ March 11, 1967
Friar Dominic McGee, OFM Conv. ~ May 20, 1967
Friar Benedict Fagone, OFM Conv. ~ June 13, 1967
40 Years
Friar Justin Ratajczak, OFM Conv. ~ May 7, 1977
Friar Carl Zdancewicz, OFM Conv. ~ May 7, 1977
Friar James McCurry, OFM Conv. ~ May 7, 1977
25 Years
Friar Miroslaw Podymniak, OFM Conv. ~ June 20, 1992
Friar Timothy Dore, OFM Conv. ~ October 17, 1992

Friar Timothy Kulbicki, OFM Conv. (40 Yrs Professed), Friar Marek Stybor, OFM Conv. (25 Yrs Professed), Friar Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. (40 Yrs Professed), Friar Paul Miskiewicz, OFM Conv. (50 Yrs Professed) and Friar Joseph Madden, OFM Conv. (60 Yrs Professed) were among those honored.

Friar Martin Kobos, OFM Conv., Friar William Robinson, OFM Conv. and Friar Jude Surowiec, OFM Conv. (all 50 Yrs Professed) were among those honored as 2017 Jubilarians.

Fraternal Embrace: Friar Herman Czaster, OFM Conv., who celebrated the 60th Anniversary of his Profession this year, joyfully welcomes newly Professed friar Jason DeMartini, OFM Conv., as his confrere in our Order of Franciscan Friars Conventual.

Photo Cred: Mr. Joseph Hamilton, Director of our province Evangelization and Development Ministry ~ the Companions of St. Anthony