Father Stanley P. Lukaszewski, episcopal vicar of Ocean County and pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, was the guest of honor at a celebration for his birthday Oct. 22. Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., hosted the gathering following the celebration of the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing Mass that was held that afternoon in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.
Also present for the dinner were a number of priests including Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, diocesan vicar general and moderator of the curia; Msgr. Joseph Roldan, rector of St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton; Father Michael Wallack, the Bishop’s priest secretary and master of ceremonies; Msgr. Michael J. Walsh, episcopal vicar of Mercer County and pastor of St. James, Pennington; St. George, Titusville, and St. Alphonsus, Hopewell; Father Jason Parzynski, who serves on the faculty of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville; Msgr. Leonard F. Troiano, diocesan episcopal vicar for planning; Father Phillip C. Pfleger, episcopal vicar of Burlington County and pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Marlton, and St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, and Msgr. Edward Arnister, episcopal vicar of Monmouth County and pastor of St. Rose Parish, Belmar.
Father Lukaszewski, Msgr. Arnister and Father Pfleger were ordained to the priesthood May 19, 1979 by Bishop George W. Ahr in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral. [[In-content Ad]]