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Fr. J.J. Gonchar celebrates 60th anniversary

Sept. 25, Bishop William Waltersheid and Provincial Minister Jeff Scheeler, OFM, helped Fr. John Joseph Gonchar, OFM, mark the 60th anniversary of his ordination during a diocesan celebration at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pa.

During those six decades JJ has served in administration, vocations, formation, parishes, schools, and as a retreat master, friary guardian, spiritual assistant and missionary. Assignments have taken him to Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Louisiana and Jamaica.

Congratulations, JJ!

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