Monday, June 15, 2009

St. Anthony's in Windber, PA, Turns 100!

Yesterday, on the Feast of Corpus Christi, St. Anthony's Parish in Windber, PA, celebrated it's 100th anniversary with a Jubilee Mass in honor of the occasion and a dinner afterwards. Bishop Joseph Ademac congratulated the parish for reaching this milestone and exhorted the community to continue becoming more and more a "Eucharistic people." The parish of St. Anthony's has been staffed by members of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular (T.O.R.), Immaculate Conception Province since 1925. A number of friars who served at the parish were gathered for this occasion and many remarked at how grateful they are for the graciousness, hospitality, and support they received from the people of St. Anthony's. May God continue to bless St. Anthony's as richly as they have blessed our community, Windber, and the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.