Photo by Pat Hendrick
Bishop Terry R. LaValley accepted the offertory gifts from Pamela Leduc and James Coughlin, the first trustees of Saint André Bessette Parish in Malone, during the parish’s Foundation Day Mass July 1. Deacon Brian Bashaw is shown at left. The Mass was the highlight of a day long celebration as four Malone parishes were united to form the new St. Andre Bessette parish. The day opened with a morning “pilgrim walk “ from St. Helen's in Chasm Falls to Notre Dame Church for the liturgy. The Mass was followed by a Eucharistic procession to St. John Bosco and then to St. Joseph's where there was an evening benediction and a reception. Full coverage of the Foundation Day celebration will appear in the July 30 issue of the NCC.