St. Patrick, Lexington, celebrated its 145th anniversary with a special Mass.

Father Joseph D’Aurora, and Bishop Barry C. Knestout concelebrate the Mass on Saturday, March 10. Not only was the parish marking 145 years of Catholic presence in Rockbridge County, but also 65 years in the current church building, and the upcoming 45th anniversary of ordination for its pastor.

The bishop greets David VanBeveren, husband of the priest’s cousin, Barbara VanBeveren. At left is Liam Hart. (Photos/Michele Fletcher).

Left: Members of the St. Patrick Congregation receive Communion from Father D’Aurora and Bishop Knestout.
(Photo/Bruce Young)

Right: As part of the celebration, parishioners partake in a meal following the Mass. (Photo/Michele Fletcher)