Resurrection Celebrates Bicentennial - 1976

Resurrection Church held a celebratory
mass to honor the country's bicentennial
in Brookline Park in 1976.

On the Fourth of July, 1976, Resurrection Church held a celebratory mass outdoors in Brookline Park. The service was in honor of the United States Bicentennial. The day fell on a Sunday and hundreds of parishioners gathered in the church courtyard that morning. They marched to the Brookline Community Center for Mass. A cascade of 1500 helium-filled balloons was released at the start of the liturgy. The colorful pageantry was further accented by a "Dance of Thanksgiving" performed by the fourth graders.

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Father McMahon leads the
procession to Brookline Park.

Cub Scout Pack #106

Parishioners parade towards
Brookline Park for mass.

Fourth Graders perform
Dance of Thanksgiving.

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