As we look back on our fiftieth anniversary, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University for as many years as Deacon George Kelly. Dcn. George is a member of the first graduating class in 1969. Earlier this month, after thirty-six years of faithful and humble service as a professional at DeSales, Dcn. George officially retired to devote more time to his family and his ministry. As George serves the Church in his diaconate ministry, he remains active with the Oblates enriching the faith community of DeSales University. Francis de Sales said, “Those who go stay, and those who stay go.”
A reception in honor of Dcn. George Kelly’s commitment to the guiding principles of his alma mater, will be held in the McShea – Kender Conference room beginning at 3 pm on Thursday, October 1. All are invited to come wish George well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments. The reception will conclude by 4:30, in preparation for the 5 pm Community Mass at Wills Hall, in which he will be delivering the homily.