Sixtieth Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. Francis Zagorc, C.S.C.
Fr. Francis Zagorc, C.S.C., traveled to East Africa as a newly ordained priest in November 1958 and was a founding member of the first mission in East Africa (Fort Portal, Uganda) alongside Servant of God Bishop McCauley.
Serving the people of Fort Portal and surrounding areas was part of Fr. Zagorc's ministry in Western Uganda. Pictured here Fr. Zagorc shares a smile and the love of Christ with a baby and his parishioners.
Fiftieth Anniversary of Ordination
Rev. James Chichetto, C.S.C.
For his first assignment, Fr. James Chichetto, C.S.C., served the needs of our poor and marginalized brothers and sisters in Perú.
Fr. Jim Chichetto, C.S.C., stands with Fr. Tom Shea, C.S.C., and Fr. Richard Sullivan, C.S.C., provincial of the former Eastern Province, in front of the Cathedral in Trujillo, Perú around 1970 during Fr. Sullivan's provincial visit.
REv. David Farrell, C.S.C.
Perú, Chile, El Salvador
In addition to serving as Provincial of the Eastern Province, Fr. David Farrell, C.S.C., dutifully and compassionately accompanied the poor and marginalized in Latin America (Chile, Perú, and El Salvador) for most of his 50 years of priesthood. His contributions were many and focused on serving the people through parish, social action, and justice ministries.
Fr. David Farrell, C.S.C., presents with members of the Yancana Huasy administration/staff during a ceremony to acknowledge the 30 year Anniversary of Yancana Huasy, of which he was president.
REv. Robert Gilmour, C.S.C.
Even as a teenager, Fr. Robert Gilmour, C.S.C., knew he desired to serve the international missions by taking the Missionary Vow, which sent him to Ghana for 41 years where he taught, guided, and communicated for the Ghanaian people with Holy Cross brothers.
Fr. Robert Gilmour, C.S.C., built up a communications network as there was virtually no communication among the Holy Cross apostolates in Ghana. Having ham radio systems set up, 283 stations were connected and linked the Catholic Hospitals, agricultural projects, and parishes across the country together. The network Fr. Gilmour began became known as the Ghana Catholic Mission Radio Network, and he would dedicate a couple hours each morning to do radio work.
REV. Andrew Guljas, C.S.C.
Fr. Andrew Guljas, C.S.C., prayerfully and diligently taught and accompanied the Chilean people for 15 years, ten of which were during General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.
REV. Peter Logsdon, C.s.C.
During his term as Provincial of the Southern Province, Fr. Peter Logsdon, C.S.C., took on a mission in the Archdiocese of Monterrey, Mexico and then spent the next 20 years shepherding Holy Cross parishes in Mexico as associate pastor and pastor at two parishes.
Fr. Logsdon served the parishioners of Santo Tomo Moro and La Luz Parishes for 20 years and said that "to say that I loved it in Mexico would be an understatement."
REV. Fred Serraino, C.S.C.
Fr. Fred Serraino, C.S.C., spent eight years serving and appreciating the lives and faith of Peruvian people and led the District of Perú as Superior.
REV. Tom Shea, C.S.c.
Fr. Tom Shea, C.S.C., began his missionary journey in 1968 when he sailed to Perú, where he would remain for 41 years as a teacher, diocesan administrator, parish assistant in five different towns, and servant of youth and young adults and those with social needs.
Fr. Shea ministered in Perú for 41 years, for 20 of those years he served as pastor in Chucuito, Puno, Perú, where he met and become close with the lay administrator of the Chucuito parish. Fr. Shea is pictured here with his friend's son, and Fr. Shea's godson, Willi Cruz Flores, in 1995. Willie is now married and has two children and lives in Puno; Fr. Shea visits him and his family when he visits Perú.