Written by Linc Bedrosian
A Sunday morning Catholic Mass rich in Italian-American heritage once again transformed into a community-wide celebration on the outdoor altar and stage that served for the last five days as a focal point of Gloucester's 86th St. Peter's Fiesta.
Holy Family Parish and St. Ann's Church pastor John Kiley's sermon focused on the issues of people falling away from the church — and the important role of fishing in Catholicism, and the city of Gloucester's heritage.
"I bet the Gloucester fishermen could out-fish St. Peter any day," Kylie said.
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