Priests, deacons, religious celebrate jubilees May 4
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond will celebrate the annual Jubilarian Mass May 4 at 3 p.m. St. Rita Church, New Orleans, for 18 archdiocesan priests, 10 deacons, and 44 religious (nine priests, eight brothers and 27 sisters) celebrating major anniversaries of ordination or religious commitment.
The jubilarians have served a total of 3,480 years in religious life.
Archbishop Aymond will be the principal celebrant. Father Gilmer J. Martin, celebrating his 40th jubilee as a priest, will be the homilist. Father Martin is the pastor of St. John of the Cross Parish in Lacombe.
A reflection on religious life also will be given by Sister of Mount Carmel Andrée Marie Bindewald, a 50-year jubilarian.
Celebrating 75 years
Christian Brother Alfred Baltz, Marianite Sister Enda Eileen Byrne, Sister of the Holy Family Mary Joseph Angela Parker, Sister of Mercy Mary Henry Simoneaux.
Celebrating 70 years
Christian Brother Thomas Canty, Christian Brother Thomas Daigle, Sister of the Holy Family Mary de Ricci Egby, Christian Brother John Fairfax, Sister of the Holy Family Marie Antonia Rideau, Jesuit Father Nicholas T. Schiro, Marianite Sister Audrey Strassel.
Celebrating 65 years
Dominican Sister of Peace Melita Bearinger, Dominican Sister of Peace Denise Bourgeois, Sister of Christian Charity Francetta Scherer.
Celebrating 60 years
Capuchin Franciscan Father Teodoro Agudo, Sister of Mount Carmel Germaine Lauzon, School Sister of Notre Dame Marie Jo Lazzeri, Monsignor J. Anthony Luminais, Presentation Sister of the Blessed Virgin Mary Anna Raimon, Monsignor Ignatius Roppolo, Monsignor Allen J. Roy, Christian Brother David Sinitiere, Dominican Father Carl Trutter, Vincentian Father George Weber.
Celebrating 50 years
Sister of the Holy Family Carmen Marie Bertrand, Monsignor Terry B. Becnel, Sister of Mount Carmel Andrée Marie Bindewald, Father Ronald Braud, Sister of the Holy Family Mary Leona Bruner, Sister of the Sacred Heart Carol Burk, Christian Brother John W. Casey, Sacred Heart Brother Louis Couvillon, Sister of the Holy Family Mary Richard Francis Daigle, Sister of Mercy Sarah Ducey, Sister of Mount Carmel Blaise Fernando, Dominican Father Raymond C. Finn (Religious Profession).
School Sister of Notre Dame Margaret Mary Friesenhahn, Salesian Father Thomas L. Gwozdz (Religious Profession), Father Adrian Hall, Jesuit Father Lawrence W. Moore, Father Brendan Morgan, Father Dominic Huyen Duc Nguyen, Marianite Sister Marie Noel, Teresian Sister Isabel Ordono, Dominican Sister of Peace Paulette Paille, Father Benjamin Piovan, Teresian Sister Enedina Rodriguez.
Celebrating 40 years
Teresian Sister Maria Luisa Aldape, Father Luis Henao, Father H. Brian Highfill, Father Gilmer J. Martin, Father Royce Mitchell, Father Michael Roberson, Jesuit Father Peter Rogers, Father John Ryan.
Celebrating 25 years
Deacon Robert J. Binney, Deacon Donald E. Bourgeois, Deacon Piero L. Caserta, Teresian Sister Cecilia Castillo, Josephite Father Roderick J.D. Coates, Deacon Jere L. Crago, Deacon Charles E. Duke, Franciscan Brother Mark Gehret, Father Paul S. Hart, Deacon Charles Hartman, Deacon Charles A. Heine Sr., Deacon Raymond J. Lewis, Daughter of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary M. Gemma Thu-Mai Nguyen, Father Vien The Nguyen, Father Nghiem Van Nguyen, Deacon Harry Schexnayder Jr., Deacon Daniel P. Vincent.