Father Maurice Roy, a retired priest of the Diocese of Burlington, celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination Sept. 17 at Holy Angels Church in St. Albans.

Many parishioners attended the Mass including Ladies of St. Anne, Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #468, the Knights of Columbus Assembly #1149 and Council #297. Assembly #1149 provided an Honor Guard.

Father Roy’s first assignment as a priest was at Holy Angels in 1973, returning after other assignments to serve as pastor.

A party took place after Mass at Holy Angels Parish Hall.