Resolution J1898-2013

Commending Monsignor Adolph Kantor upon the occasion of celebrating his 70th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Monsignor Adolph Kantor upon the occa-
sion  of  celebrating  the  70th  Anniversary  of  his Ordination to the
Priesthood

WHEREAS, The spiritual guidance and nurturing of  the  citizens  of  the
State of New York are of great importance to the vitality and well-being
of our communities; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition  and  just tribute to those men and women of religious commitment
who accept the responsibility of moral leadership and render the  wisdom
of human understanding; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Monsignor  Adolph Kantor upon the occasion of celebrating the 70th Anni-
versary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on May 25-26, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, a special Mass will be  held  in  his  honor  on
Sunday, July 7, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Monsignor  Kantor is a resident at St. Joseph's Nursing Home
in Utica, New York; he is truly  remarkable  and  through  70  years  of
active  ministry,  he  always  worked  tirelessly seeking to help others
whether it was visiting  the  sick,  attending  wakes  or  praying  over
people; and
  WHEREAS, Monsignor Kantor grew up in New York Mills and graduated from
New  York  Mills High School in June of 1932; for the next two years, he
was a student at St. John  Kanty  Prep  School  in  Erie,  Pennsylvania,
before attending St. Bernard's and completing his seminary studies; and
  WHEREAS,  Following  his  ordination on June 5, 1943, Monsignor Kantor
served as associate pastor for Sacred Heart in Syracuse from 1943  until
1948,  and  was  at  Holy Trinity in Utica from 1948 to 1956; he enjoyed
working within the local communities and served as chaplain to the Utica
Police Department in 1956 and as chaplain at Utica College from 1960  to
1963; and
  WHEREAS,  Monsignor  Kantor  was appointed associate pastor at Blessed
Sacrament in Syracuse from 1956 to 1960 and at his hometown parish,  St.
Mary's,  from  1960 to 1962; in February of 1962, he was named pastor at
St. Joseph's in Oriskany Falls; and
  WHEREAS, In  1964,  Monsignor  Kantor  was  appointed  pastor  of  St.
Stephen's  in  Syracuse  until 1967, and then to Transfiguration in Rome
from 1967 to 1970; in 1968, he served on the Diocesan Board  of  Consul-
tors; and
  WHEREAS,  On  December  21,  1971, Monsignor Kantor was named Honorary
Prelate to Pope Paul VI; he served at Sacred Heart in Syracuse as pastor
from 1970 to 1989, when he retired and returned to Utica and  celebrated
Mass at his home parish of St.  Mary's until he was 96 years old; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our  attention,  it
is  appropriate  to  publicly  and  jubilantly proclaim and commend that
individual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Monsignor  Adolph  Kantor  upon the occasion of celebrating the
70th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Monsignor Adolph Kantor.

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