Rev. Joseph F. Barbone, pastor of St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield, recently celebrated his 45th Anniversary of Ordination. Fr. Joe was the celebrant at the 5:00 P.M.mass on Saturday, June 3, 2017, after which parishioners honored him with a coffee and cake reception. (Photo credit: John Ryan).
In addition, St. James is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of its church building on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 with a special mass at 7:00 P.M., followed by a coffee and cake reception.