Peter Salerno and Family Celebrate Father Jim Kelly’s 50 Years of Service [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno and Family Celebrate Father Jim Kelly’s 50 Years of Service [PHOTOS]

We Love and Honor Father Jim Kelly!

It is a rare gift in life to know someone who is not flesh and blood but that you still consider family. For Peter Salerno and his family, Father Jim Kelly is one of these special treasures.

Peter Salerno (left) with Father Jim Kelly.
Peter Salerno (left) with Father Jim Kelly.

Throughout much of Peter and Tracy Salerno’s lives, Father Jim Kelly has been a part of their “extended family”. From spiritual guidance and personal companionship, to religious services and heart-to-heart conversations, Father Jim has been an integral figure in the lives of the Salerno family. Father Jim and Peter, along with other friends, worked in Zimbabwe during the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It was an eye- and heart-opening experience for all involved.

More recently, Father Jim has presided over the weddings of both of Peter and Tracy’s children, as Anthony married his wife Eve and Gabrielle married her husband Bryan. He has also been a constant comfort through more difficult times, such as a recent passing in the Salerno family.

Peter and Tracy Salerno (left) with Father Jim Kelly.
Peter and Tracy Salerno (left) with Father Jim Kelly.

Through good times and difficult ones, celebrations and solemn occasions, Peter Salerno and his family have received the greatest of guidance, love and friendship from Father Jim Kelly. Always ready with a warm embrace, a clever joke or timely advice, those who know Father Jim know him to be a man of joy.

It is with pride, honor and a great deal of love that Peter, Tracy, and the entire Salerno family celebrate Father Jim Kelly and his 50 years of service to the church. Thank you, Father Jim, for being such a dear part of our lives.

Here’s to the continuation of a wonderful journey and friendship!

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