Diocese Recognizes Men and Women Religious Marking Jubilees

2073

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown prayerfully and proudly recognizes men and women religious who celebrated jubilees in 2020 and 2021. We thank them for ministry and presence in the local Church. 

2020 JUBILARIANS

Reverend Adrian Tirpak, TOR – Province of the Immaculate Conception
60th Anniversary/Priesthood
Home Parish: Saint Adalbert in Glen Lyon, PA
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Saint Bernardine Monastery, Hollidaysburg; Franciscan Preparatory Seminary, Hollidaysburg; Saint Anthony Parish in Johnstown; Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Windber; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Barnesboro

Reverend Daniel Sinisi, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
60 Years Religious Profession

Brother John Paul McMahon, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
60 Years Religious Profession

Sister Teresa of Jesus, OCD
60 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Our Lady of Angels in Brooklyn, NY
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Ministry of Prayer

 

 

Reverend Robert Hilz, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
50th Anniversary/Priesthood

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend David Bonarrigo, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
50 Years Religious Profession
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Teacher at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Ebensburg

Reverend Christopher Panagoplos – Province of the Immaculate Conception
50 Years Religious Profession

Home Parish: Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Altoona
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Saint Anthony Parish, Johnstown; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Barnesboro; Saint Bernardine Monastery; Bon Secours Hospital Pastoral Care; UPMC Pastoral Care

Reverend Kevin Queally, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
50 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Saint John the Baptist in Yonkers, NY

Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Teacher, Campus Minister, and Assistant Vice President for Mission at Saint Francis University; Assistant Pastor at Holy Family Parish, Portage; Pastor of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Parish in Lilly; Director of Novices for the Province

Reverend Roderick Soha, TOR – Province of the Immaculate Conception
25th Anniversary/Priesthood
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Instructor at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona; Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Windber

 

 

Reverend Matthew Laffey, OSB (Benedictine Priest/Saint Vincent Archabbey)
25 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Saint Lawrence O’Toole in Pittsburgh
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Penn State Catholic Campus Ministry

Mother Celine of the Eucharist, OCD
25 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Our Lady of Victory in State College
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Prioress

 

 

 

Sister Marita Cecelia of the Infant Jesus, OCD
25 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Saint Benedict in Carrolltown
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Cloistered Nun

 

 

 

 

2021 JUBILARIANS

Very Reverend Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv.
60 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Saint Gabriel in Windsor, CT
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Johnstown; Bishop’s Vicar for Religious; Presbyteral Council; College of Consultors

 

 

Sister Nancy Kline, CSJ
60 Years Religious Profession
Home Parish: Saint Benedict in Carrolltown
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Teacher at Saint Patrick School in Gallitzin 1969-1972; Teacher at Our Lady of Victory School in State College 1974-1977; Chaplain at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown (retired in 2017)

 

 

Reverend Joseph Yelenc, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
50th Anniversary/Priesthood
Home Parish: Diocese of Cleveland
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Saint Francis University faculty 1972-1996; Director of Saint Francis Retreat League 1992-1996

Reverend Joseph Janiszeski, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart
50 Years Religious Profession

Home Parish: Diocese of Buffalo
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Portage 2012-2016; Saint Francis University Campus Ministry1984-1988

Reverend Nelson Javier, TOR – Province of the Immaculate Conception
25 Anniversary/Priesthood
Home Parish: Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Altoona
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Parochial Vicar, Altoona area parishes

 

Reverend Joseph Lehman, TOR – Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
25th Anniversary/Priesthood
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Minister Provincial 2019-present; Mission Effectiveness at Saint Francis University in Loretto; Province Econome

Sister Mary Joseph Calore, SSCJ
25th Anniversary/Religious Profession
Home Parish: Saint Therese in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ministries in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Provincial Assistant; Vocation Director; Provincial Secretary and Local Superior in Cresson; Evangelization Coordinator and Bulletin Editor at Central City, Boswell, and Hooversville parishes