Our Lady of the Magnificat Celebrates 50 Years
Kinnelon church concludes year-long jubilee to reflect on parish's past.
Parishioners gathered to reflect on the church's past, enjoy each other in the present and look ahead to the future.
For 21 of those 50 years, Msgr. John Carroll has been leading the church. Carroll, a priest for more than 46 years, is 72 years old. He told Patch in June that he is disheartened that so many people only attend church on holidays.
“You need to worship the Lord to know him,” Carroll said. “And if you know him, I know that great joy, a much greater joy than is imaginable, comes into a person’s life.”