Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mariachi band serenades outgoing pastor of St. Pius X

Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo will continue to be judicial vicar of archdiocese, B.C. Catholic columnist

Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo (wearing sombrero) says farewell to his parishioners at St. Pius X in North Vancouver June 9. Born in Mexico, he decided to bring a mariachi band to liven up a party in his honour. Photo submitted.
Many who had been baptized, confirmed, or married by Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo gave him a heartfelt farewell June 9. Their priest, the pastor of St. Pius X Parish since August 1986, will retire from parish ministry in July. In a poignant nod to his Mexican roots, a mariachi band serenaded the sombrero-wearing monsignor during a post-Mass party. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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