Franciscan Friars of the Atonement celebrate golden jubilees

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Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Fr. Patrick Cogan and Fr. Ken Cienik celebrated 50 years of service in their order June 28 at Graymoor in Garrison, N.Y. Fr. Cogan is pastor and Fr. Cienik is parochial vicar of Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling.

Fr. Cogan received his bachelor's in 1972 from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. and earned his law degree and doctorate from St. Paul University in Ottawa and the University of Ottawa. He taught religious studies at D'Youville College in Buffalo and canon law at St. Paul University. A specialist in canon law, he served as editor of Ecumenical Trends, Canon Law Digest XIII and Cano. For his contribution to the field of canon law, Fr. Cogan was honored by the Canon Law Society with its Role of Law award in 2012.

Fr. Cienik received his bachelor's in 1972 from Siena College and completed graduate studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and Washington Theological Union. He was director of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center and served as guardian of St. Paul's Friary at Graymoor. He served several campus ministries and was director of the pre-theology program at University of Steubenville in Ohio. A military chaplain from 1986 until 2010, he served U.S. troops during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and was awarded the meritorious service medal.

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