The Rev. James J. Burdess, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, celebrated the silver anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at a Mass of Thanksgiving and dinner program held Sunday, June 2.
Rev. Burdess, who has served the Catholic community of Summit Hill since 2005, was the principal celebrant at the Mass, where over 200 persons attended. Other concelebrants were Rev. Msgr. Edward Domin and the Rev. James Bechtel, while the sermon was delivered by the Most Rev. William Skurla, D.D., Ruthenian Archeparchy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.