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JUBILARIANS | Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (CSSR)

50th Profession

Father Thomas Donaldson

Birth place: Kansas City, Missouri

First profession: 1971

Final profession: 1974

Ordination: 1977

Service in the archdiocese: Missionary in residence, St. Alphonsus "Rock" Church, St. Louis, 2018-19

Local community superior 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish priest, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1978-93

Pastor and local community superior, St. Alphonsus Parish, Minneapolis, 1993-99

Pastor and local community superior, St. Alphonsus Parish, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1999-2004

Missionary preacher, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, 2005-18

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (CSSR)

50th Ordination

Father Gary Lauenstein

Birth place: St. Louis

First profession: 1966

Final profession: 1969

Ordination: 1971

Education: Bachelor's in philosophy, Immaculate Conception Seminary, 1968

Master's in divinity, Mount St. Alphonsus, 1972

Spanish language studies, Universidad de Madrid, 1975

Secondary education certification, University of Wisconsin, 1975

Spiritual direction certification, Aquinas Institute, 2005

Service in the archdiocese: Director of formation, St. John Neumann House, St. Louis, 1992-2002

Vocation director, 2002-05

Service outside the archdiocese: Faculty, St. Joseph's Preparatory College, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1972-80

Parish priest, Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit, 1980-83

Pastor and local superior of the community, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Greeley, Colorado, 1983-90

Pastor and local superior of the community, St. Joseph Parish, Denver, 1990-92

Novice director and local superior of the community, North American Novitiate, Glenview, Illinois, 2005-10

Novice director, North American Novitiate, Toronto, 2010-14

Mission preacher, Berkeley, California, 2014

Pastor, St. Mary's Assumption Parish, Whittier, California, 2014-15

Local superior of the community and member of the New Evangelization Initiative, St. Mary's Assumption Parish, Whittier, California, 2015-19

Parish priest, Immaculate Conception Parish, Bronx, New York, 2019-present

About Father Gary Lauenstein: A prolific writer, Father Lauenstein has contributed articles to a variety of publications, including: The Greeley Tribune, Our Daily Bread, Our Sunday Visitor, Marian Helpers and Liguorian magazine. He has produced a variety of materials for Liguori Publications, including Spanish-language bulletins. He authored "Fully Devoted: The Hispanic Apostolate of the St. Louis Province of Redemptorists" (1996) and "Nuestras Historias: Tales of North American Redemptorists in Hispanic Ministry" (2000) for the Redemptorists, and "The Heart of Holiness" (Ignatius Press, 2015). He has done the English translation of "Redemptorists of Cuenca: Six Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War" (Liguori Publications, 2020).

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (CSSR)

60th Ordination

Father Albert Castellino

Birth place: Pune vel Poona, Maharashtra, India

First profession: 1954

Final profession: 1957

Ordination: 1961

Service in the archdiocese: Retired missionary preacher, Liguori Mission House, Liguori, 2004-13

St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community, Liguori, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Itinerant missionary preacher, St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, 1986-93

Itinerant missionary preacher, St. Michael Parish, Chicago, 1993-99

Itinerant missionary preacher, St. Joseph Parish, Denver, 1999-2004.

About Father Albert Castellino: Father Castellino knew and worked with St. Teresa of Calcutta in his native country. He remembers her ministering to a man dying in the streets, who asked her why she was helping him. When she told him she loved him, he said that he could die in peace knowing that he was loved. St. Teresa of Calcutta remains an inspiration to Father Castellino. He transferred from the Bangalore Province to the Denver Province in 1986, and enjoyed preaching throughout the United States, Canada and Japan until health issues necessitated his retirement in 2005.

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