Two priests of the Davenport Diocese will celebrate milestone anniversaries of their ordination to the priesthood in early June.
Father Thomas Doyle, 80, will celebrate 50 years as a priest June 2. A native of Oxford, he completed theology studies at St. Ambrose College in Davenport and Mt. St. Bernard in Dubuque. On June 2, 1962, he was ordained by Bishop Ralph Hayes at St. Mary Church in Oxford.
Fr. Doyle served at St. Mathias in Muscatine from 1962-69, St. Mary in Clinton from 1969-75, Our Lady of the River in LeClaire from 1975-76, St. Mary in Oskaloosa from 1976-81, St. Mary of the Assumption in West Point from 1981-83, St. Mary in Clinton from 1983-90, Sacred Heart in Clinton from 1988-90, St. Mary in Iowa City from 1990-94, St. Mary in Albia from 1994-99, St. Peter in Lovilia from 1997-98 and St. Mary in Mechanicsville from 1999-2004. Fr. Doyle retired in 2004.
Father Edmond Dunn, 76, will celebrate 40 years as a priest June 3. Also a native of Oxford, he studied theology at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., and Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, where he received a Ph.D. in theology. On June 3, 1972, he was ordained by Bishop Gerald O’Keefe at St. Mary Church in Oxford.
Fr. Dunn served on faculty at St. Ambrose College/University from 1975-2010. At St. Ambrose he also served as spiritual director, rector and director of spiritual formation. He has been serving at St. Peter in Cosgrove and St. Mary in Oxford since 2001.
The parishes of St. Mary in Oxford and St. Peter in Cosgrove, along with family and friends of Fr. Dunn, will observe his jubilee with a Mass on June 3 at 11 a.m. at the Oxford church. A luncheon will follow from noon to 2 p.m. on the church lawn. There will be an open house from 2-4 p.m. at Father’s residence. To attend any of the events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 625-5000.