On June 3, 2009, at age ninety-three, I was privileged to and thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my Seventieth Ordination Anniversary with a Mass and reception with priests, friends and family.
Here is a homemade video of the Mass including my personal address:
A transcription of my talk is included here:
Celebrating with a talented family choir (including the parents and their 8 siblings) who also provided entertainment at the reception.
Having many laughs.
Giving my address at my 70th Ordination Anniversary.
2009 Giving my address at my 70th Ordination Anniversary. The Master of Ceremonies Fr. Dominic Barber was very helpful.
The cake with homemade white chocolate chalices on it went fast.
2009 a homemade Ordination Anniversary card
2009 at La Salle Manor on my 70th Ordination Anniversary.
70th Ordination Anniversary, central Tabernacle.
70th Ordination Anniversary
Reminiscing with a former parishioner after the reception.
With Bishop Lacey at my 70th Ordination Anniversary Mass in 2009.
Cardinal Tom Collins, Bishops and Deacon Daniel Dauvin at my 70th Ordination Anniversary Mass.
2009 Visiting with Fr Alphonse De Valk, former Editor of Catholic Insight, and Mary Ellen.