Priests Celebrate 60 and 50 Years of Ministry

Monday, 16 June 2014 15:06

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The Rev. James Gavit (left) is celebrating 60 years of priestly ministry this June. Father Gavit was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 1954 by the Most Rev. Stephen Woznicki at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw.

The Rev. Fred Kawka (right) is also celebrating a significant anniversary. Father Kawka was ordained 50 years ago, on June 6, 1964 by the Most Rev. Allen Babcock at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids.

The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone and the priests of the Diocese of Saginaw honored Father Gavit and Father Kawka for their more than 100 years of combined service during the Priests' Jubilee Mass at St. Andrew on Monday, June 16.

Bishop Cistone shared a message of thanksgiving for their priestly ministry.


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