Milestones of Ministry


Diocesan priests attended the annual Priest’s Study Day at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Monday, April 9, for prayer and fellowship and to listen to a presentation by Deacon Ernest Scrivani, executive director of Pastoral Services for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Following evening prayer, priests celebrating jubilee anniversaries were recognized for their years of service to the diocese by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

Jubilarians celebrating anniversaries
25 Years
Rev. Ronald J. Bengford
Rev. Gerard J. Caron
Rev. Msgr. Albert A. Kenney
Rev. Marcel L. Taillon

40 Years
Rev. Silvio DeNard, SdC
Rev. Paul E. Desmarais
Rev. John L. Wydeven
Rev. Clifford J. Cabral
Rev. Msgr. John J. Darcy
Rev. Bernard C. Lavin

50 Years
Rev. Boguslaw T. Gibowski
Rev. David F. Ricard
Rev. Bernard M. O’Reilly
Rev. Msgr. Richard D. Sheahan

55 Years
Rev. John D. Dreher
Rev. John J. Lavin
Rev. Jose Q. dos Reis

60 Years
Rev. D. Bryan Finerty
Rev. Raymond F. Collins
Rev. Eugene R. Lessard
Rev. Francis W. O’Hara

65 Years
Most Rev. Louis E. Gelineau, D.D., S.T.L., J.C.L.