Fr. Mark celebrates his Jubilee overseas!

Fr. Mark celebrates his Jubilee overseas!

Fr. Mark Fortner, SCJ recently celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination as a Priest. A number of his religious brothers joined Fr. Mark at Mass in September. Now, he’s on the road to commemorate his jubilee year by revisiting the places where he served as a foreign missionary.

Recently, Fr. Mark celebrated Mass at St. Stephan’s Parish in Jakarta, a parish he founded in 1977. Fr. Mark served in Indonesia for 30 years and is partially responsible for the tremendous growth of the Congregation in the region. There are 59 men studying for the priesthood in one seminary alone! The Rector expects around 18 seminarians will be ordained to the priesthood over the next three to four years.

What a wonderful accomplishment!

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