Friars David Kohut, Pat McCloskey, Marcel Groth and Tom Gerchak joined Hilarion Kistner (seated) for his 90th birthday.
March 31, parishioners at St. Stephen Church in Cincinnati, where Fr. Hilarion Kistner has helped out for years, surprised him with a party for his 90th birthday. The jig was up when they started singing Happy Birthday to You as he walked down the aisle for the 10:15 a.m. Mass. Hilarion’s sister, Amy Kistner, OSF, other family members and a number of friars joined him for lunch catered by Montgomery Inn in the church hall. Hilarion celebrates Sunday Mass at St. Stephen once a month. His actual birthday was March 27.