Rev. James Alco celebrates 25 years of priesthood during Mass in West Pittston

Staff reports | July 17th, 2015 4:00 pm

WEST PITTSTON — Parishioners gathered Sunday, July 12 for a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rev. James J. Alco’s ordination into priesthood at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave. A reception followed on church grounds.

Ben Brubaker and Jule Supplee of Forty Fort play violin during Mass on Sunday, July 12.
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Rev. James J. Alco raises up his hands before his congregation before getting ready to hand out holy communion.
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Aaron Orchard reads scripture during the mass of Thanksgiving and Ordination of Rev. James J. Alco service Sunday, July 12.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_mass-2.jpgAaron Orchard reads scripture during the mass of Thanksgiving and Ordination of Rev. James J. Alco service Sunday, July 12. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Disaptch
Mary Ann Chendemi, Cantor of St. Jude’s Choir, sings during service on July 12.
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A parishoner hods a program for the 25th anniversary ordination of Rev. James J. Alco.
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Joe Dubinshi of Mountain Top, the choir director at St. Jude’s, plays piano during service.
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Members of the parish clap their hands after listening to a story told by one of the ministers.
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Ed Mengak of Mountain Top and other members of the choir sing songs during Mass on Sunday, July 12.
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