On Saturday, April 9 Father Gerard McKee, CMRI celebrates a quarter of a century as an Alter Christus as a member of the priestly Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. He will celebrate an Anniversary Mass at noon with the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday followed by a luncheon with parishioners in National City. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI will say a Mass at 11 a.m. and join all after Fr. Gerard's Mass. Fr. Gerard has been a pastor and missionary in the States as well as Central and South America. Fluent in Spanish, Father travels several times a month to Mexico and numerous times to Guadalajara where he is spiritual director to the convent there. He also travels at times to Argentina and other places in South America to bring the true Sacraments to those starving for the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church. Previously he would travel all the way to New Zealand. He has been pastor of Our Lady of Fatima in San Diego for the past four years, and is special to this editor for he administered Extreme Unction as well as bringing Holy Viaticum to Cyndi three days before her death. He was the celebrant for her Requiem Mass, conducted the funeral and blessing of the grave at Miramar National Cemetery, and fulfilled her final request to have 30 consecutive Gregorian Masses said for the repose of her soul. Prior to his present assignment to San Diego, where he was also pastor for a few years in the first decade of the 21st century, he was the pastor of Most Holy Rosary Church in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. May he have 25 more years of priestly service as a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech. For more on the CMRI, see Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen