Priests mark special anniversaries

Six priests in the Archdiocese of Seattle mark special ordination anniversaries this summer. Our priest jubilarians include:

Father William Treacy

70 YEARS

Father William Treacy — Born May 31, 1919, in Leix, Ireland, Father William Treacy was ordained a priest June 18, 1944, in Maynooth, Ireland. He has served in the Archdiocese of Seattle since 1945. He served as pastor of St. Patrick in Seattle (1966-71), St. Michael in Olympia (1971-78), Our Lady of the Lake in Seattle (1979-81) and St. Cecilia in Stanwood (1981-86). He has also served at St. Alphonsus in Seattle, St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Holy Names Academy in Seattle, St. Charles in Burlington, Sacred Heart in Bellevue, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Sedro-Woolley, St. Catherine in Concrete, Immaculate Conception in Mount Vernon, St. Paul in Swinomish and Sacred Heart in La Conner. From 1960 to 1974, he hosted the KOMO-TV program “Challenge” with Rabbi Raphael Levine. In 1966 he cofounded (with Rabbi Levine) Camp Brotherhood in Mount Vernon, where he now resides.

Father Thomas O'Callaghan

60 YEARS

Father Thomas O’Callaghan — Born July 29, 1928, in Ireland, Father Thomas O’Callaghan was ordained a priest June 6, 1954, in Kilkenny, Ireland. He served as pastor of St. Peter in Suquamish (1964-68), St. Olaf in Poulsbo (1968-73), St. James in Vancouver (1973-81) and Our Lady of Mount Virgin in Seattle (1982-89). He also served at St. Patrick in Seattle.

 Father John Bulger

 

50 YEARS

Father John Bulger — Born Dec. 5, 1932, in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Father John Bulger was ordained a priest May 23, 1964, for the Diocese of Scranton. He was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Seattle in 1987 and served as pastor of St. Mary in Marysville (1988-98). He also served at Our Lady of Lourdes in Vancouver and St. Jude in Redmond.

 

 Redemptorist Father Raymond Maiser

50 YEARS

Redemptorist Father Raymond Maiser — Born Sept. 4, 1930, in Los Angeles, California, Father Raymond Maiser was ordained a priest July 2, 1964, for the Denver Province of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. He has been in residence at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Seattle since 2008.

 Society of Christ Father Eugeniusz Bolda

25 YEARS

Society of Christ Father Eugeniusz Bolda — Born April 7, 1963, in Puck, Poland, Father Eugeniusz Bolda was ordained a priest May 16, 1989, in Poznan, Poland. He has served as pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tacoma since 2010.

 Father Phuong Hoang

 

25 YEARS

Father Phuong Hoang — Born Jan. 28, 1961, in Nha Trang, Vietnam, Father Phuong Hoang was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Seattle June 10, 1989, by Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen at St. James Cathedral. He has served as pastor of Holy Family in Auburn (1995-2006) and Immaculate Conception in Seattle (2008-10). From 2006 to 2010, he was chaplain for Vietnamese Martyrs in Tukwila. He has also served at St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and St. Mary Magdalen in Everett. Since 2010, he has been pastor of St. Gabriel in Port Orchard and Prince of Peace in Belfair.

 

June 27, 2014