Rochester native Father Jason Downer celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Brighton Aug. 9. A McQuaid graduate, Father Downer was ordained a Jesuit priest in Philadelphia Aug. 8.
Father Jason Downer stands near the altar following the procession at his Mass of Thanksgiving Aug. 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Brighton.
Father Downer celebrates Mass.
Family members listen as Father Downer gives his homily.
Father Downer elevates the Eucharist.
Father Downer’s family members stand for the recession.
Father Downer kisses the altar.
Father Downer recesses from Mass.
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