Archdiocesan Jubilee celebration honors priests, consecrated women, men

September 28, 2021

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HOUSTON — In this year of St. Joseph, more than 70 Jubilarians in the Archdiocese will celebrate their respective anniversaries, giving thanks to God for his faithfulness to them.

Priests and consecrated men and women celebrating their diamond, golden and silver jubilees will be honored on Oct. 10 at St. Anne Catholic Church, located at 2140 Westheimer Rd. in Houston, at 3:30 p.m.

The Mass will be presided over by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Auxiliary Bishop Italo Dell’Oro.

A special invitation is extended to all those lives who have been blessed by the ministry of the Jubilarians, especially youth and young adults. For more information about the Jubilee Mass, visit

Jubilarians 2020

75 Years
Sister Mary Alice Carbajal, O.P.

Diamond – 60 Years
Sister Barbara Ann Cernosek, O.P.
Brother Roger F. Clement, M.S.
Sister Margaret Christina Collins, CCVI
Sister Jacqueline Driscoll, CCVI
Father Albert Gaelens, C.S.B.
Sister Josephine Marie Godinich, O.P.
Sister Mignonne Konecny, O.P.
Sister Mary Jean Olsovsky, O.P.
Sister Mary Laura Rembold, O.P.
Father Christopher Schmitt

Golden – 50 Years
Father Philip A. Acquaro, C.S.B.
Sister Ann Mary Brangan, CCVI
Father Franco Cecchini, C.R.S.
Monsignor Rolando V. Diokno
Father Martin J. Iott, O.P.
Father Andrew Meiners, C.Ss.R.
Father Paul F. O’Connor, C.S.B.
Sister Miriam Oliveros, O.P.
Father Jose J. Tharayil
Sister Betsy Ulahannan, MSMI
Monsignor William L. Young

Silver – 25 Years
Sister Patience Asu, HHCJ
Sister Mary Brenda, O.P.
Father Rafael Becerra
Sister Francesca Binh Bui, O.P.
Sister Morenikeji Francisca Faseemo, SSMA
Father Santy Kurian
Father Waldemar Matusiak, S.Chr.
Sister Bernadette Hoai Huong Nguyen, O.P.
Sister Temitope Veronica Ogunlade, SSMA
Sister M. Gloria Okpara, DMMM
Sister Francesca Okwara, D.D.L.
Father Tin Cosmas Kim Pham
Joelma Regis, Focolare Movement
Sister Magdalen Thuy Tran, O.P.
Sister Anne Catherine Minh Tam Vu, O.P.

Jubilarians 2021

75 Years
Sister Gertrude Pena, O.P.

Diamond – 60 Years
Sister Eleanor Dickmann, O.S.B
Sister Rosalie Karstedt, C.D.P.
Sister Francesca Kearns, CCVI
Sister Miriam Therese Miller, CCVI
Father Roy J. Oggero, C.S.B.
Father Les Francis Schaefer, C.S.B.
Father Peter H. Voelker, C.Ss.R.

Golden – 50 Years
Sister Mary Patricia Driscoll, CCVI
Father Kenneth Heberlein
Father John H. Kappe
Sister Mary McHale, CCVI
Sister Theresa Thuy-Dung Nguyen, O.P.
Father Stephen J. Payne
Father Chacko Puthumayil
Father Alberto Rodriguez, O.P.
Sister Carmen Sanchez, MCDP
Retired Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz
Sister Sheila Sullivan, CCVI

Silver – 25 Years
Father Ramon J. Arechua
Father Jhon J. Florez
Sister Cecilianna Ha Le, O.P.
Sister Ann Bosco Minh-Hue Nguyen, O.P.
Sister Maria Theresa Kim-Hong Nguyen, O.P.
Sister Marie Thérèse Nga Nguyen, O.P.
Sister Maureen Jubilet Nwajiobi, DMMM
Sister Maria Vinflora Onije, DMMM
Father Thomas V. Ponzini
Father Gary A. Rickles
Father Charles J. Samperi
Father John Kare Taosan