Archdiocese to celebrate milestones for priesthood, consecrated life Oct. 11

September 22, 2015

HOUSTON — Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz will celebrate Mass at All Saints Catholic Church in honor of the clergy and religious who are 2015 jubilarians serving the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The public is invited to attend. 

This year 37 priests and sisters are celebrating 25, 50, 60 and 75 years of ordination or religious vows. The celebration will be on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. The Mass will be followed by a reception in the parish hall sponsored by the Serra Club.

This year’s jubilarians have given 1,730 years of faithful service and prayer. They represent parish ministries, educational ministries, ministry for peace and justice, chaplaincy, retreat, vocation and formation ministry, the Carmelite cloister and much more.

For more information, contact Sister Heloise Cruzat, OP, at or 713-741-8733. 

2015 Jubilarians

Diamond – 75 Years
Sister Raphael Bordages, O.P.
Sister Benignus Galiano, O.P.

Diamond – 60 Years
Sister Zachary Bertrand, C.V.I.
Sister Eleanor Cresap, O.P.
Sister Mary Cyrilla O’Connor, CCVI
Sister Sarah Marie Hanley, CCVI
Sister Patricia Munch, R.S.C.J.
Sister M. Laurine Murtagh, S.F.C.C.
Father Carl A. Tenhundfeld
Sister Marian Grace Thies, C.V.I.

Golden – 50 Years
Father Jose Maria Asenjo
Father Carl L. Belisch, C.S.B.
Father Salvatore DeGeorge, O.M.I.
Father John E. P. Gouger, C.Ss.R.
Sister Elizabeth Ann Hayes, CCVI
Sister Sharon Karam, R.S.C.J. 
Father Gregory L. Mirto
Sister Christina Murphy, CCVI
Father Richard M. Patrick, O.P.
Sister Rafaela Aurora de Jesus Perez, C.M.S.T.
Sister Mary Rose Scanlan, CCVI
Sister Angel Teresa Sweeney, O.C.D.
Sister Maura Theriot, CCVI
Father Jay Francis Walsh, C.S.B.
Father Frank Wittouck, S.C.J.
Monsignor Leo Wleczyk

Silver – 25 Years

Father Frederico J.G. Ablog, S.S.S.
Sister Felicia Agibi, H.H.C.J.
Father Paul G. Felix
Sister Mary Guido, r.c.
Sister Theresa Thanh Tinh Ho, O.P.
Sister Maria Rosalinda Navarro, D.J.
Father Juan G. Pineda
Sister Cecile Roeger, O.P.
Father Enrique V. Salen
Father Philip A. Wilhite