Father Nicholas Junker talks to some of the young people at a reception after a liturgy at St. Mary in Chester that celebrated Father Eugene Wojcik’s 40th anniversary as a priest. Clockwise, from left are: Nick Heffernan, Father Junker, Emma Rick, Nate and Jack Heffernan.
He leaned back in his chair and smiled as he began to reminisce about his more than 42 years as a priest for the Diocese of Belleville.
At 55, she is one of the youngest women in her religious order. This, she sees as an opportunity, not a burden. But then her life has been about opportunity and growth — in faith and in relationship with God.