Jubilee Mass for Priests

On June 8th, Fr. Mike and his classmates will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood!  Each year the Diocese of Cleveland hosts a Jubilee Mass for priests celebrating 65, 60, 50, 40 and 25 years of service.  This year the Mass was held at St. Basil the Great Church in Brecksville on Tuesday, May 20th.  The church was full of priests, family members and friends of the Jubilarians and the celebration was indeed beautiful and joyful.  Bishop Lennon was the celebrant for the Mass with Bishop Gries concelebrating; Bishop Pilla was also in attendance.  Fr. Joe Kraker, Pastor Emeritus, St. Vincent, Akron, and 50th anniversary Jubilarian, gave a wonderful  homily which reflected on 50 years of priesthood, changes in the church, hope, dreams and many blessings.  The Mass was followed by a luncheon for the Jubilarians and their invited guests.  Congratulations to those honored today and to all priests who have or will be celebrating anniversaries in the coming days and weeks.