The parish gathered on Sunday, June 26, 2011, for a special Mass celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Leonard J. Olivier, SVD, retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington. The Mass marked his sixtieth anniversary as a priest; a reception followed. Bishop Olivier is in residence at St. Patrick's. To learn more about the Bishop, view his online biography.
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Bishop Olivier also celebrated Mass June 19 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where he was recognized for his 60 years of service. Read the article about the Mass that appeared in the Catholic Standard.