June 16, 2016
Celebrating 50 Years as Priest Sunday
by Greg Peerenboom
Local Roman Catholics will be gathering Sunday to recognize the 50 years of profound service to God and his flock by Rev. Claude Halle.
A special celebration will take place at St. Felix de Valois Church on Glengarry Boulevard with a Mass at 2 p.m. and reception to follow in the church hall.
In a media release from the Alexandria-Cornwall diocese, Halle is described as a "well-known leader in our diocese and beyond" and "revered by all as a good shepherd to his flock."
Halle has devoted all of his priesthood to Cornwall and SDG since his ordination on Aug. 27, 1966, at St. Finnan's Cathedral in Alexandria.
But for a period of time, his mentors weren't sure their protege would be serving.