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Celebrating Father Baker on Sunday

(WBEN)  The Our Lady of Victory Institutions will celebrate "Father Baker Day" Sunday with a noon Mass at Our Lady of Victory Basilica on Ridge Road in Lackawanna.  Here is a rundown of Sunday's activities:

WHO:             Our Lady of Victory Institutions
                                    * Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, main celebrant
WHAT:          78th Annual Father Baker Day Mass
WHY:             Father Nelson Baker died on July 29, 1936, 78 years ago this week
WHERE:        OLV Basilica & National Shrine
                        767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna (at the corner of South Park Avenue)
WHEN:          Sunday, July 27, 2014  -  12 noon Mass
                                    * At 11:50 am, dignitaries, former "Baker Boys," and clergy will process from
                                       Baker Hall School to the Basilica to begin the Mass
               (In the event of bad weather, they will process from the basement of the Basilica)
                                    * At approximately 12:50 pm, at the conclusion of Mass, a wreath will be laid
                                       at Father Baker’s tomb by former “Baker Boys.” 
* At approximately 1:10 pm, following Mass, Msgr. Burkard will lead the Dedication
   and Blessing of the new OLV Sacred Heart Garden in front of the Rectory, next door to
   the Basilica.

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Locations : Massachusetts
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