Corpus Christi will honor priests’ ordination anniversary

The Catholic community of Corpus Christi will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of four priests who have served the parish at a Mass Sunday, June 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of Corpus Christi, 2131 Fairview Ave. N.

The Rev. Ronald Bowers, Rev. Robert Nygaard, Rev. John Parkos and Rev. David Smith and were ordained in February 1964 and together they have more than 200 years of service to the church and community. Nygaard was the pastor at Corpus Christi for 16 years and is currently a weekend associate. Bowers was a weekend assistant from 1980 to 2006. Smith was a weekend assistant several years ago, and Parkos is currently a weekend assistant at the church.

A reception will follow the Mass.

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