Knights pay tribute to priests
Archbishop Joseph MacNeil receives a plaque from State Deputy Neil Gannon honouring him for 40 years of service as a bishop at Padre Night 2009. MacNeil was honoured at the Nov. 27 event along with seven other local priests who celebrated major anniversaries this year.
Also receiving special plaques from the Knights were Redemptorist Father Edward Kennedy (60 years), Oblate Father Maurice McMahon (60 years), Franciscan Father Laurent Gallant (50 years), Oblate Father Gilles Gauthier (50 years), Fathers Vernon Regis (40 years) and John Nowakowski (50 years), as well as Father Mihajlo Planchak (30 years) of the Ukrainian Eparchy. Padre Night is an event of the Edmonton Chapter of the Knights and was hosted this year by councils in south Edmonton (District 14).