INSTALLATION OF FR. DENNY JOSEPH AS PASTOR OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH

INSTALLATION OF FR. DENNY JOSEPH AS PASTOR OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH

The Delegation of Our Lady of Guadalupe rejoices in the Installation of the Rogationist Father Denny Joseph as pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Church. Rev. Joseph Brennan, bishop of the diocese of Fresno, came to Reedley to celebrate the Eucharist today June 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM. It was an important event for both the local church and the Delegation of the Rogationist Fathers in USA and Mexico. Among the Rogationist priests who were present were: Fr. Antonio Fiorenza, Superior of Our Lady of Guadalupe Delegation, Fr. John Bruno, Fr. Rene Panlasigui, Fr. Shinto Sebastian, Fr. Antonio Carlucci, Fr. Javier Flores and Fr. Thomas Kannampuzha. Fr. Fiorenza fraternally greeted the bishop and the whole assembly and he congratulated Fr. Denny for officially being a pastor in the aforementioned parish. There were also many parishioners who came the formers parishes where Fr. Denny had been assigned previously such as St. Elizabeth in Van Nuys and St. Mary’s in Sanger. Despite the pandemic and thanks to the more flexible restrictions the Church had an assembly of 800 people. The bishop was very happy to install Fr. Denny as pastor and the assembly approved it with a round of applause. The Eucharist was well prepared and all the groups of the parish participated in their own way. After the Eucharist and the installation, a special and delicious reception followed. Goody bags were given to all the faithful of the parish and lunch was served for all the guests coming from afar. The music of the mariachi entertained part of the banquet. A surprise video-clip was shown about Fr. Denny and then the delicious cake was cut and shared. Countless picture takings couldn’t be missed out. It was a great and unforgettable event in the life of this local church and in our Delegation!

 

Send, O Lord, holy apostles into your Church!     

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