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Linthicum: St. Philip Neri celebrates its golden anniversary

Linthicum: St. Philip Neri celebrates its golden anniversary

George Vaughan has been an usher at the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church since the first time there was an 11 a.m. Mass – Nov. 14, 1965. "I started out, shall we say, as a junior usher, and in 50 years have worked my way up," he laughed. "We called it, 'taking up the collection' back then, and somebody had to do it, so I volunteered," said Vaughan prior to Mass last week. As St. Philip Neri parish culminates its 50th anniversary year as well as the 500th birthday of its patron saint, it is both remembering its roots and moving into the future. The Rev. Michael DeAscanis, will be installed by the Archbishop William E. Lori as the...

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