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Mount Vernon's Wartburg Honors Pelham Pastor

Pastor Carol Fryer presents a hand-painted icon of Christ to the Reverend Peter Bannan.
Pastor Carol Fryer presents a hand-painted icon of Christ to the Reverend Peter Bannan. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Rev. Peter F. Bannan, retired pastor of St. Catharine’s Parish in Pelham for 22 years, was honored on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Wartburg’s Annual Spiritual Caregivers Appreciation Breakfast, attended by 40 people, all of whom are connected to the spiritual care provided at Wartburg.

“For more than two decades, Rev. Bannan has worked with Wartburg’s Pastoral Care Services, anointing the dying, hearing confessions, and saying Mass on campus. His dedication to our Wartburg community has been exemplary and is greatly appreciated,” said Pastor Carol E. A. Fryer, director of Spiritual Care and Church Relations at Wartburg.

“We are grateful to Father Bannan for his participation in Wartburg’s Spiritual Care, which is second to none, “said David Gentner, president and chief executive officer of Wartburg. Fryer presented Bannan with a gift, a traditional icon of Christ, which she painted herself, though traditionally it is thought of as “written.”

“I will treasure this,” remarked Bannan. He added, “I have always appreciated Wartburg for the wonderful care that is given to our people. It is a blessing to have Wartburg in this community.”

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