“Reflect On The Past, Celebrate The Present, Prepare For The Future” is serving as the theme of Epiphany Parish, Brick, which begins its 50th anniversary observance this year.
The parish opened its golden jubilee Nov. 5 during the 11:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Father Michael Santangelo, pastor. The parish is planning to host jubilee event throughout the upcoming year and will culminate the milestone with a Mass of Thanksgiving next year.
PHOTO GALLERY: Epiphany Parish's 50th anniversary opening Mass
A brief history notes that Epiphany Parish was established as a new parish for the Herbertsville area Nov. 9, 1973 by Bishop George W. Ahr and Father Edward A. Reisser was named the first pastor. The first Mass was celebrated in St. Paul United Methodist Church on Herbertsville Rd. Dec. 1, 1973. Sunday masses were celebrated in Lanes Mill School. Construction of the parish center began in September, 1980, and the first Mass in the new church was celebrated in November, 1981.
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A family prays during the Nov. 5 Mass in Epiphany Church, Brick, which opened its 50th anniversary year. Mike Ehrmann photo