Monday, February 25, 2013

St. Joseph's Final Mass
Date: 8/25/2013 Album ID: 1696288
Photos by Pete G. Wilcox
Father Leo McKernan walks the center aisle blessing parishioners with holy water during the closing ritual of Sunday's final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Father Leo McKernan, left, walks the center aisle blessing parishioners with holy water during the closing ritual of Sunday's final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows. Also pictured is Deacon William Jenkins. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Father John Polednak, left, and Father Leo McKernan give Communion to parishioners during Sunday's final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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St. Joseph's Church organist Theresa Dickson leads the choir in a hymnal during the church's final mass in Wyoming on Sunday. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Altar boy Barry Pawloski lights candles at the start of mass on Sunday at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming.   (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Parishioners enter St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming on Sunday for the final mass.  (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Parishioners kneel in the pews at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming during Sunday's final mass.  (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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The final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming was held on Sunday. Parishioners then attend Our Lady of Sorrows. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Sunday's final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows.  (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Parishioners kiss the altar during the veneration of the altar at the conclusion of Sunday's final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows.  (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Father Walter Skiba, left, chats with parishioners after Sunday's final mass at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows. Skiba was parish priest at St. Joseph's 1981 to 2006. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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Sunday mass has concluded for a final time on August 25 at St. Joseph's Church in Wyoming. The congregation will now attend Our Lady of Sorrows. (PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER)
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