Stories written and compiled by Solomon Ip for Faithfully.
A note from Solomon
The Diocesan Office of Communications had initially approached me last year if I would be willing to write the jubilarian interviews for 2020, but I was just about to leave for Ontario for six months. This year, I thought I’d be proactive and offer to take on the project, not realizing that there is a wonderfully large amount of jubilarians this year!
My life is often that of St. Martha, where I am distracted by many different things; it has been a blessing to take the part of St. Mary of Bethany for a change, and to figuratively “sit at the feet” of these masters, and learn what it means to live out one’s vocation. My sincerest gratitude to this year’s jubilarians for all they have done in their priestly lives - we would be much spiritually poorer without you!
My deepest gratitude as well to the Diocese of Calgary, Dcn. Michael Soentgerath, Fr. Dan Gurnick, OFM, Fr. Kevin Lynch, OFM, and Mariette and Kristoph Dobrowolski.
Catholic Pastoral Centre Staff and Guest Writers