Nearly a dozen priests are marking retirements or celebrating their 50th or 25th anniversaries to the priesthood this year. Following are photo galleries of these men of faith celebrating Mass and visiting with their parishioners, friends and family.


Father Nestor Chavenia celebrates Mass in St. Mary Church, Barnegat

Father Ronald Cioffi celebrates Mass in De La Salle Hall, Lincroft

Msgr. Harold Cullen 50th Anniversary Mass

Father Robert Kaeding Mass of Thanksgiving

Father Mick Lambeth 25th Anniversary Mass 

Father Michael Lorentsen celebrates Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Seaside Heights

Father Thomas Maher celebrates Mass in St. William the Abbot Church, Howell

Father Patrick McDonnell Mass of Thanksgiving

Msgr. Walter Nolan celebrates Mass in St. Thomas More Church, Manalapan

Father Martin O'Reilly 25th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving