Angelo DiFrancesco of North Tonawanda was a member of Ascension Parish for 70 years before the merger. He was baptized there and attended the school, and spoke fondly of how the bell used to be rung during the litergy of the mass.
“I think it’s great,” he said. “It’s a tribute to the community and people. I’m looking forward to seeing what impression it puts on people. I think it’s going to rather well received.”
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: A special Mass to mark the rededication and blessing of the Ascension Parish bell at its new home. Bishop Edward Grosz, auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant.
• WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday
• WHERE: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore