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Catholic News Herald

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052716 curlinCHARLOTTE—Bishop William G. Curlin (center) celebrated Mass in honor of his 60th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on May 20 at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Father Mark Lawlor, pastor (left), Father Paul Gary, pastor of St. Luke Church in Mint Hill (right), and Father Casey Coleman, parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Church (background), concelebrated the Mass attended by the Knights and Dames of Malta.

They held a luncheon reception for Bishop Curlin after the Mass and presented him with letters from the Vatican, bishops from around the U.S. and others, as well as a photo album with images from his service to the Church over the course of six decades.

Holy Angels of Belmont also announced that the clinic within its facility will be named Bishop Curlin’s honor in recognition of his untiring service to the residents of the home for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions.

— SueAnn Howell | Catholic News Herald