Special to The Hays Daily News

Father Carl Kramer (retired), former senior associate at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays, is celebrating 60 years of priesthood with Mass at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Via Christi Village Chapel, 2225 Canterbury. Due to limited space, the Mass will be by invitation only. Bishop Edward Weisenburger, along with many other diocesan priests, will be celebrants.

A public reception will follow in the "Munjor neighborhood," common area of Kramer's room from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Via Christi Village.

Family and IHM parishioners also invite well-wishers to participate in a card shower by sending greetings to Father Carl Kramer, Via Christi Village, 2225 Canterbury, Hays, KS 67601.