Father William Lago smiles when he learned he was named recipient of the Best Actor Award.
Father William Lago smiles when he learned he was named recipient of the Best Actor Award.

A murder happened between two parishes, but in a fun kind of way when some 115 parishioners from St. Denis Parish, Manasquan, and Epiphany Parish, Brick, along with friends and guests, gathered in the auditorium of St. Denis Parish for “A Night of Murder, Fun and Fellowship” March 9. Throughout the evening, attendees from the two parishes that are part of Cohort 20 had an opportunity to renew acquaintances and build friendships while trying to solve a murder mystery.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Best Actor Award to Father William Lago, St. Denis pastor, for his outstanding performance as Reginald Sawbucks.

According to Michele Evans, administrative assistant in Epiphany Parish, the murder mystery was a first social event for the two Cohort parishes, although youth group members from both parishes had previously joined last spring for games on the beach. She added the parishioners look forward to strengthening their relationship by collaborating on more events in the future.