90th Birthday Celebration


Fr. Xavier Colleoni celebrated his 90th birthday and 65 years of priesthood on May 8, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Fr. Xavier told me he is still able to celebrate up to three Masses a day - on occasion. He still actively manages the candle making operation at Holy Cross which he has done for decades. His brother Fr. Enrico Colleoni, also a Comboni Missionary, flew in from his mission in Malawi-Zambia to concelebrate, and his sister flew in from Italy. At the altar: (left-right) Fr. Jose Alberto Pimentel, Fr. Enrico Colleoni, Fr. Xavier Colleoni and Fr. Bob Kleiner.