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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: June 18, 2021
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving Tuesday, June 29 to honor seven priests who are celebrating 25, 50 and 60 years of priestly service in the Diocese of Little Rock. It will be held at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner reception in McDonald Hall. The public is invited to attend the Mass and dinner. Reservations are not required.
Jubilarians are Fathers John Oswald and Joseph Pallo, 60 years; Father James Fanrak, 50 years; and Fathers John Antony, Eric Groner, SVD, John Lewandowski and James Ibeh, CSSp, 25 years.
Sixteen senior priests also will be honored for their service to the diocese.
They are: Msgr. J. Gaston Hebert, PA, Msgr. Richard Oswald, Fr. John Oswald, Fr. Alan Rosenau, Fr. Andrew Smith, Fr. Clayton Gould, Fr. Edwin Graves, Fr. Henry Mischkowiuski, Fr. Jon McDougal, Fr. Joseph Pallo, Fr. Kevin Atunzu, Fr. Nho Duy "Dominic" Do, Fr. Pius Iwu, Fr. Stan Swiderski, Fr. Thomas Keller and Fr. Mike Sinkler.
If unable to attend the Mass, please say a prayer of thanksgiving for these priests many years of faithful service caring for the flock. For more information, contact María Velázquez, secretary of Bishop Taylor, at (501) 664-0340.