Diocesan, Religious Order priests celebrate significant anniversaries

Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr, leads the Convocation and Grace Before Meals at the Jubilarian Dinner for priests celebrating 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of priesthood, May 3. (Marty Denzer/Key photo)

By Marty Denzer
Catholic Key Associate Editor

KANSAS CITY — About 60 diocesan and religious order priests gathered in the Cardinal Baum Room at the Catholic Center May 3 to celebrate Jubilee anniversaries of their own or brother priests’ ordinations and enjoy camaraderie and beef tenderloin.


60 years
Reverend Alexander (Sandy) Sinclair, ordained June 1, 1957

50 years
Reverend Terry Bruce, ordained May 20, 1967
Reverend Michal Coleman, ordained March 11, 1967
Reverend Gerald Waris, ordained May 20, 1967

40 Years
Reverend Michael Clary, ordained May 27, 1977

25 Years
Reverend Terrell Finnell, ordained June 6, 1992
Reverend Kenneth A. Riley, ordained June 6, 1992

Order of St. Benedict
Reverend Hugh Tasch, OSB, 60 years
Reverend Daniel Petsche, OSB, 50 years
Reverend Albert Bruecken, OSB, 40 years
Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, OSB, 40 years

Society of Jesus
Reverend John “Jack” H. Zupez, SJ, 50 years
Reverend Stephen T. Yavorsky, SJ, 40 years
Reverend Carl J. Heumann, SJ, 25 years

Society of the Precious Blood
Reverend Joseph Miller, CPPS, 40 years

Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinian)
Reverend Gianantonio CS, 25 years

In Memoriam:
Msgr. Joseph A. Mancuso, Reverend Patrick Tobin, Reverend Robert T. Costello, SJ; Reverend Aidan McSorley, OSB; Reverend Bernard J. Diekoff, CPPS; Reverend Wilfrid L. (Bill) LaCroix, SJ; Reverend Robert F. Weiss, SJ.


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