rchbishop John J. Myers celebrated a Mass of
Thanksgiving on Oct. 12, marking his 75th birth-
day, the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the
priesthood, his 29th anniversary of his ordination as bishop
and the 15th anniversary of his appointment as Archbishop of
“My heart is filled with gratitude for all of the blessings
God has granted me, from a wonderful family, the opportunity
to serve in the Church in which all of us together are the Body
of Christ,” Archbishop Myers said. “For the times I failed, I
apologize. For the times we were successful, I thank the Lord.
After Mass, guests line up at the
reception in the Archdiocesan
Rev. Msgr. Ronald Rozniak
was homilist at the Mass.
From left, Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, and Msgrs. Michael
Andreano and Thomas Guarino share a laugh as they arrive at the archbishop’s reception.
Good Shepherd Academy students and faculty make a
Mass of Thanksgiving
Advocate photos by Al Frank