KANSAS CITY — A festive dinner congratulated nine diocesan and religious order priests celebrating long-time service in the priesthood. Father Justin Hoye coordinated the dinner, held May 4 in the Cardinal Baum Room of the Catholic Center. Father Hoye said about 70 priests gathered to congratulate the Jubilarians and enjoy a steak dinner.
Msgr. William Blacet, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, ordained Dec. 21, 1946.
Father Pat Tobin, retired, ordained March 17, 1956.
Father John Schuele, retired, ordained June 18, 1976.
Father Joseph Cisetti, pastor St. Therese Parish-North, ordained June 1, 1991.
Religious Order Priests
Benedictine 50 years
Archbishop Jerome Hanus, Abbot Conception Abbey 1977 – 87, retired Archbishop of Dubuque, monk of Conception Abbey, ordained July 30, 1966.
Father Allan Stetz, pastor of St. Columba Parish, Conception Junction, and St. Joseph Parish, Parnell, ordained Jan. 7, 1966.
Redemptorist 50 years
Father Terrence (Terry) McCloskey, Associate, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, ordained June 22, 1966.
Father Patrick Power, St. Clement’s Health Center, Liguori, Mo., ordained June 22, 1966.
Jesuit 25 years
Father Mark Lewis, Rockhurst Jesuit Community.
Diocesan priests who died in the past year: Cardinal William Baum, Father Hugh Mullin, Father Paul Blaes, Father Robert Cameron, Father Frank Schuele and Father John Wandless.