St. Kateri Feast

Sunday, July 18, 2021 was a special day at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Ridgway. Festivities included Msgr. Joseph Lawler’s 60th anniversary, Fr. Christian Iwuagwu’s 25th anniversary, Fr. Steven Beatty’s farewell and the 100th anniversary of St. Joes School along with a dinner being served. There were tables of memorabilia for Msgr. Lawler, Fr. Christian and Fr. Stephen. Awards and farewell presentations were made by Knights of Columbus and parish members: Ella York, Jane Harmon and Emily York. Shown in photo are: Msgr. Lawler, Fr. Steven and Fr. Christian with their cakes. Fr. Steven L. Beaty will be going to Pastor at Albers and Damiansville. Fr. Christian will pastor Harrisburg, Eldorado and Vienna. Fr. Vincent will be the new priest at Ridgway and Elizabethtown. Msgr. Lawler is retired and moved back to Ridgway where he still assists the parish.