Happy Anniversary, St. Joseph Church!
I must be getting old, when I find myself on St. Patrick's Day at church, enjoying a concert put on by my church to kick off our official anniversary year, but I would not have been anyweher else - the congregation of St. Joseph of Santa Ana, CA has been around 120 years and we're still kicking!
In addition to the concert (which was simply great), we also had a parish picnic the next day and a triligual Mass (English, Spanish and Samoan) on March 19th, St. Joseph's Day.
Here is a shot of the "barbershop quartet" that performed at our concert, taken by yours truly. This particular act was enjoyed by all since the two older gentlemen have been singing in barbershop quartet competitions for years and had the perhaps unenviable task of teaching the two younger fellows - our parish priests - how to sing. Our parochial vicar surprised a lot of people - singing lead, he proved to have a great voice!
From left to right: Bob; Fr. Mike; Nick; Fr. John