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Local church celebrates diamond anniversary

In Jefferson County, one local church celebrated its diamond anniversary Sunday morning at their 9:30 mass.

In Jefferson County, one local church celebrated its diamond anniversary Sunday morning at their 9:30 mass.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Wintersville was filled with a joyful congregation Sunday as they celebrated 60 years.

Bishop Jeffery Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville gave the mass, followed by a lunch reception to continue the festivities.

Our Lady of Lourdes Pastor Kurt Kemo said he is not only proud to be part of a church that has been a staple in the community for many years, but he is even more grateful for the members of the parish.

"Sixty years tells you a lot about the faith of the people and they really are filled with faith - faith and joy and hope," Pastor Kemo said. "Those are the three ideas that I think all Christians need to have, and these people of Our Lady of Lourdes... Are filled with faith, hope and love. It is wonderful to be a part of that."

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates mass every weekday at 7:25 a.m. and each Sunday morning at 9:30.

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