2016 Jubilarian priest Mass to be June 27

Published: June 24, 2016


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A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated Monday, June 27 to honor six priests who are celebrating 25 and 50 years of priestly service in the Diocese of Little Rock.

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be the main celebrant. The Mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. A dinner reception will follow in McDonald Hall that is open to everyone. No reservations are required. 

Those celebrating 50 years are: Msgr. James Mancini and Father Nho Duy "Dominic" Do, both retired, and Msgr. Lawrence Frederick of Catholic High School in Little Rock. Those celebrating 25 years are: Father Athanasius Okeiyi of Pocahontas, Father Christopher Okeke of Mountain Home and Father Stephen Mallanga, AJ, of Paragould.

To learn more about these priests and others who have celebrated these anniversaries, read "Jubilee! A Series in Celebration" in Arkansas Catholic. All other retired priests of the diocese also will be honored at the Mass. For more information, contact María Velázquez, secretary of Bishop Taylor, at (501) 664-0340.