Cardinal Wilton Gregory celebrates 50 years of priesthood at Mass in D.C.

May 11, 2023 | Black Catholic Messenger

The 75-year-old prelate concelebrated the Mass with eight members of his ordination class from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Illinois.

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday afternoon at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington marked 50 years as a priest in the Catholic Church, alongside eight members of his ordination class from his seminary training in Illinois.

The livestreamed Mass was somewhat subdued, despite the full choir and miniature brass section reproducing hymns from the day the nine men were ordained at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Mundelein, Illinois, on May 9, 1973.

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