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St. Benedict's Chapel in Wallkill Marks Centennial
Maria R. Bastone
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION—Auxiliary Bishop Dominick Lagonegro joins Father Joseph Fallon, the pastor of Most Precious Blood in Walden, and Father Kenneth Loughman, the retired pastor, and several altar servers following a Mass July 16 to mark the 100th anniversary of St. Benedict’s Chapel in Wallkill, a mission of Most Precious Blood. The chapel was formally dedicated and given the name St. Benedict in 1917.

Auxiliary Bishop Dominick Lagonegro, episcopal vicar of Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Rockland counties, celebrated a Mass to mark the 100th anniversary of St. Benedict’s Chapel in Wallkill July 16.

The chapel was incorporated into Most Precious Blood parish in Walden in 1912. Five years later, the chapel was formally dedicated and given the name St. Benedict. It is a mission of Most Precious Blood.

Father Joseph P. Fallon, pastor of Most Precious Blood and St. Benedict’s Chapel, concelebrated the Mass as did Msgr. Kenneth Loughman, pastor emeritus.

A brunch at nearby Popp’s Pavilion followed the Mass.

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