Friends, brother priests and colleagues of Father Peter Drilling joined him in St. John Vianney Chapel on Sunday, Apr. 6, to celebrate Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent and to honor Father Drilling's service to the seminary.
Father Drilling's tenure as seminary president/rector will come to an end on May 31, 2014. Bishop Richard J. Malone has named Father Joseph Gatto as Father Drilling's successor, effective June 1.
During his homily, Father Drilling asked, "How shall we walk with Jesus in His final days?" He also noted that as we approach Holy Week, "Today we say, 'Yes Lord, you are the Son of God!"
A reception for Father Drilling was held following the Mass. Pictured with Father Drilling are Deacon Greg Feary (left) and Rev. Mr. John Adams (right).