St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church, in Elmhurst – NY, held a 50th Anniversary of Ordination party for two of our friars there. Fr. Herman Czaster, OFM Conv. and Fr. Patrick Gallagher, OFM Conv. both live in the friary there and serve the people of the parish.Our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., was able to be in attendance, as well as many friars, family, friends and parishioners. There are many pictures from the event in the parish’s 10-25-2015 Bulletin.
In a thank you in that bulletin, Fr. Herman wrote,
“My Dear Parish Family of St. Adalbert, I wish to take this opportunity to Thank You for making my 50th anniversary of Priesthood so meaningful and uplifting. The number of you who participated at the 11:30 Mass and also at the social that followed will never be forgotten.
The Lord Jesus Bless You All.
Fr. Pat wrote,
“To the Friars, Staff and Parishioners of St. Adalbert, The celebration of the Golden Jubilee of my Ordination was a joyous and deeply moving experience for me and for my family and friends who were able to join us, and for you too as I happily heard from many of you and that was because of you. Thank You with all my heart. The Lord surely guided me when I suggested to our Provincial Fr. James, that I would like to come to St. Adalbert’s.
God Bless You All,