Monday, June 21, 2010

Fr. Adrian's 50th Anniversary Celebration

On June 6th, 2010, Fr. Adrian Tirpak celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at St. Anthony's in Windber. Fr. Adrian is well-known throughout the community of Windber, PA, and has ministered in the area for over 25 years. Last year Fr. Adrian was actually inducted into the Windber Hall of Fame! He is renowned for his pastoral skills and for his love of singing. On countless occasions he has used this gift to comfort and encourage hospice patients and the parishioners of the Church of St. Anthony. On the occasion of his 50th anniversary, the Church was packed with parishioners, friends, friars, and relatives. Fr. Adrian's life and dedication bears powerful testimony to the fruit that religious life and priesthood offers the Church. The Franciscan joy that he embodies also bears witness to the fact that religious life and priesthood is a joy-filled and fulfilling option for young people to explore. May the Lord continue to bless Fr. Adrian's life and ministry! Pat, TOR