Celebrating 60 Years as a Franciscan Priest
June 3, 4 & 5, 2011
Sts. Simon & Jude Church will celebrate Fr. Christian’s 60th Anniversary of his Ordination on June 3, 4 & 5. Sts. Simon & Jude has been home to Fr. Christian for the last 20 years, and we want his Diamond Jubilee to be reflective of his service and the community spirit he has helped create here.
The Diamond Jubilee celebration will consist of the following activities:
- A Friday night reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the friars’ homes. All parishioners will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the reception.
- Prayers of thanksgiving will be offered for Fr. Christian at all weekend Masses, with Fr. Christian celebrating the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 5.
- Finally, a Sunday morning reception, with coffee and cake, will be held in Fr. Christian’s honor after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the Hospitality Area.
Fr. Christian has asked that any monies collected during the celebrations be given to the new Sts. Simon & Jude Facilities Renovation Fund. This new fund will be used to provide for the near and long term facility needs of the parish, school, hall and residences. As a restricted fund, 100% of the money donated will stay within the parish. We are thankful to Fr. Christian for allowing us to kick off this new fund during his Jubilee.
We will honor Fr. Christian’s request in the following ways:
- 350 tickets at $100 each will be sold for the Friday night reception with money collected going to the new fund. Tickets can be purchased in the Parish Office.
- A second collection will be taken during all weekend Masses, with donations in Fr. Christian’s honor given to the new fund.