Religious Jubilarians Celebrated at Dinner

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The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown salutes various religious marking jubilee anniversaries of 25, 50, and 60 years and thanks them for their ministry and presence in the Church.

Bishop Mark and the Very Reverend Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv., Pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Johnstown and Bishop’s Vicar for Religious, hosted their annual dinner for jubilarians at Anthony’s Restaurant in Johnstown on June 23. The Very Reverend Alan Thomas, VG, Pastor of Saint Michael Parish in Hollidaysburg, Administrator of Saint Mary Parish in Hollidaysburg, and Vicar General for the diocese, represented the Bishop at the dinner. Besides the 2022 jubilarians, religious who marked milestone anniversaries in 2020 and 2021 were also invited since gatherings were not held those years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2022 jubilarians are:

50th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Sister Veronica Jane Miller, CCW
Brother Sean Mary Fitzwater, TOR
Rev. David Griffin, OSB

60th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Sister Klaudiana Jozefowicz
Sister Linda LaMagna, CCW
Sister Anna Maria Lorenzon, SSA
Sister Cynthia Meyer, CSFN

The 2021 jubilarians were:

25th Anniversary of Priesthood
Rev. Joseph J. Lehman, TOR
Rev. Nelson Javier, TOR

25th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Sister Mary Joseph Calore, SSCJ

50th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Rev. Joseph Janiszeski, TOR

50th Anniversary of Priesthood
Rev. Joseph Yelenc, TOR

60th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Rev. Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv.

Sister Nancy Kline, CSJ

The 2020 jubilarians were:

25th Anniversary of Priesthood
Rev. Matthew Laffey, OSB

25th Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. Roderick Soha, TOR 

50th Anniversary of Priesthood
Very Rev. Giles A. Schinelli, TOR

50th Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. Robert Hilz, TOR

50th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Rev. Kevin Queally, TOR

Rev. David Bonarrigo, TOR
Rev. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR

60th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Rev. Daniel Sinisi, TOR

Brother John Paul McMahon, TOR

25th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Mother Celine of the Eucharist, OCD

Sister Marita Cecelia of the Infant Jesus, OCD

60th Anniversary of Religious Profession
Sister Teresa of Jesus, OCD

[Photo: (Seated, left to right) Brother John Paul McMahon, TOR; Very Reverend Giles Schinelli, TOR. (Standing, left to right) Father Nelson Javier, TOR; Father Christopher Panagoplos, TOR; Very Reverend Alan Thomas, VG; Very Reverend Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv.; Sister Nancy Kline, CSJ; Father Roderick Soha, TOR; Sister Anna Maria Lorenzon, SSA; Father Joseph Janiszeski, TOR.]