Bishop John McIntyre led the Christian initiation rites in which six members of the West Chester parish were baptized, confirmed and received first holy Communion during the Mass which celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead for the redemption of mankind. Concelebrating the Mass with Bishop McIntyre was the pastor of St. Agnes, Father William Donovan, parochial vicar Father Russell Ortega, O.S.A., and other clergy. Also see a photo gallery from the Mass, here. (Video by Sarah Webb)
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