Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celebrating Father Gariboldi

Saturday, February 5th was a significant day for Father Ronald Gariboldi of Cape Ann’s Holy Family Parish. Father Gariboldi celebrated his Jubilee Mass and 50 years of being ordained as a priest in the afternoon, and in the evening a tremendous crowd of parishioners and other members of the community gathered at the Gloucester House restaurant to celebrate this remarkable man and his spiritual leadership for five decades.

I was pleased to recognize Father Gariboldi with a Senate Citation, and to express my appreciation for his service and commitment to others.

Below are some pictures from Saturday’s event including one where I am with Father Gariboldi and Vito Piscitello, who served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.