Diocese of St. Petersburg at 6363 9th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 US - 11 October - Religious Jubilee and Final Profession Celebration

11 October - Religious Jubilee and Final Profession Celebration


Bishop Lynch and Fr. Christopher Fitzgerald, I.C., Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Seffner, Hillsborough County, FL.
On Saturday, October 11, Bishop Lynch presided at Mass with the Religious who are celebrating a Jubilee of their profession or ordination, or have made their solemn or final profession this year.  The celebration began with a Mass in Chapel of Our Lady at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  Bishop Lynch was the principal celebrant with Bishop Carmon, Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans; Abbot Camacho, O.S.B., of St. Leo Abbey, jubilarian priests, and priests of the Diocese of St. Petersburg concelebrating.

After Mass, a luncheon was hosted by the office of the Vicar for Religious at which the 27 jubilarians and 3 finally professed were recognized.  For more information about these men and women who have devoted their lives to the service of God and the Church, we invite you to read their biographies.  The 2008 Jubilarians are:

70 Years
  • Brother Secondo Bersezio, SDB
  • Sister Marie Josephine Frese, OSF
  • Father James Hoge, OSB
65 Years
  • Sister Charlotte Reilley, OSF
  • Brother John Zito, SDB
60 years
  • Sister Clare T. Brandon, VHM
  • Sister Mary Immaculae Carroll, SMSM
  • Father Mario Di Lella, OFM
  • Sister Marie Cecilia Schiffer, OSF
50 Years
  • Father Martin Bednar, OFM
  • Sister Joan Carberry, OSF
  • Sister Therese Dugan, SND
  • Father Christopher Fitzgerald, IC
  • Sister Betty Frascino, OSF
  • Sister Kathleen Keck, OSF
  • Sister Paulamarie Lacy, SND
  • Sister Jeane Lynch, MMM
  • Sister Susan McGillicuddy, OSF
  • Father John Masiello, SDB
  • Sister Mary Miday, OP
  • Father Angelus Migliore, TOR
  • Sister Lucille Snyder, OSB
  • Sister Patricia Travaline, MMS
  • Father Cletus Watson, TOR
25 Years
  • Father Michael Conway, SDB
  • Father Dennis Donovan, SDB
  • Father John Marino, OFM

Those who have made their Solemn or Final Professed in 2008 are:
  • Sister Kathleen Luger, OSC
  • Brother Timothy Gagnon, OSB
  • Brother Christopher Thomas, OSB
Photo Credit: Barry Caskey


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