On May 17th at Our Lady of Sorrows in Kearny, Father James J. Reilly celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination into the priesthood. Bishop Emeritus Dominick Marconi presided over the mass and Knights of Columbus Assembly Msgr. Peter B. O'Connor Assembly 1543 was their honor guard.



After the mass there was a reception in the school auditorium and the assembly Faithful Navigator Salvatore Manente presented Father Reilly, the assembly's faithful friar for many years, a Knights of Columbus watch inscribed with words of thanks from the knights and hope for many more years of service to the church.

Faithful Assembly Commander Paul Pinkman presented a plaque to Fr. Reilly making him an honorary member of the Color Corps.