Monsignor Weiss, known around town as Father Bob, is celebrating his 40th pastoral anniversary. Governor Dannel Malloy will be at the noon mass today, Sunday, May 19th, to join in.
In the parish bulletin, Father Bob wrote, "I honestly don't know where the 40 years have gone!"
Without a doubt, Newtown is blessed that Father Bob has been leading the folks at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Parish for nearly 25 years. Happy Anniversary to a good friend of all of Newtown.
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