On Saturday, July 25, 2015 Fr. Richard Champigny, O.Carm. celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Ordination at St Jude Church, Boca Raton, Florida - a parish staffed by the Carmelites. The evening started off with Mass which was packed and was concelebrated by the Carmelite priests and others. Members of Fr. Richard's immediate family and many friends were present. Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. gave a wonderful homily in which he focused on the ministry of a priest and the Eucharist. The St Jude choir, directed by Rosemary Stone, provided wonderful music for the celebration. At the mass Fr. Richard wore the vestment his mother made for him on the occasion of his ordination 50 years ago.
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