SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. — On June 22 parishioners began the 60th anniversary celebration at St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth. The parish was founded in June of 1954, and it had the honor of hosting some of the first families who began worshiping at the church 60 years ago. One couple also renewed their vows at the noontime Mass.
Msgr. Henry T. Munroe was the celebrant, Father Philip Davignon was the homilist, and the concelebrants included pastor Father George Bellenoit, Father Jason Brilhante, Father Daniel Cambra, Father Lawrence Pratt, Father Andre Remillard, and Father William Salmon.
Following the Mass there was a picnic at the parish life center. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the picnic and to swap memories of their time spent at St. Pius.
The picnic was staffed by volunteers who cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone and parishioners brought a mountain of homemade cakes, cookies and sweets to share.