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21 Holy Cross Religious to Celebrate Jubilee on May 22, 2015

Published: May 8, 2015

Author: Angela Knight

This year, 21 members of Holy Cross will celebrate their anniversaries of the Ordination to religious life – 18 priests and 3 brothers. The 2015 celebration will be marked on Friday, May 22 with a Mass at Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame.

Watch the Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving.

View photos from the Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving.

Read the bios of our 2015 Jubilarians.

One Holy Cross priest, Rev. Richard Teall, C.S.C., and one brother, Br. James J. Lakofka, C.S.C., are celebrating their 65th anniversary of Ordination into the priesthood and Religious Profession, respectively. See the entire list below.

Congregation of Holy Cross founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., called on the priests and brothers of Holy cross to be "educators in the faith," who with a preferential option for the poor, educate both mind and heart principally in the fields of education, parish, and mission.

Holy Cross members draw on the founder, Blessed Basil Moreau's, trust in Divine Providence and confidence in the Cross as our only hope, and zeal to make “God known, loved and served.”

The Order's distinctive charism and trust in Divine Providence has guided Holy Cross members to found world renowned institutes of Catholic higher educationparishes across the United States and Mexico, along with mission work on five continents. The Congregation of Holy Cross is a vibrant and committed community thriving today with Blessed Moreau's original zeal and passion to love and serve the people of God.

Below is the entire list of 2015 Holy Cross Jubilarians.

Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. Richard Teall, C.S.C.

Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of Religious Profession
Br. James J. Lakofka, C.S.C.

Sixtieth Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. Thomas L. Bill, C.S.C.
Rev. Joseph P. Browne, C.S.C.
Rev. Rudolph V. Carchidi, C.S.C.
Rev. James R. Trepanier, C.S.C.

Sixtieth Anniversary of Religious Profession
Br. Jerome F. Matthews, C.S.C.

Fiftieth Anniversary of Ordination
Most Rev. Theotonius Gomes, Aux. Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rev. William G. Blum, C.S.C.
Rev. Francis T. Cafarelli, C.S.C.
Rev. James T. Connelly, C.S.C.
Rev. James J. Ferguson, C.S.C.
Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C.
Rev. Laurence M. Olszewski, C.S.C.
Rev. H. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C.
Rev. Kenneth J. Silvia, C.S.C.
Rev. John A. Struzzo, C.S.C.

Fiftieth Anniversary of Religious Profession
Br. Dennis J. Fleming, C.S.C.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. Daniel J. Issing, C.S.C.
Rev. Randall C. Rentner, C.S.C.
Rev. John J. Ryan, C.S.C.