Cardinal Dolan, center, celebrates Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of Holy Cross Church in Middletown Dec. 15. Joining the cardinal on the altar are, from left, Edmund Lazzari, a candidate for the permanent diaconate; Father Michael Cedro, pastor of Holy Cross; Auxiliary Bishop Dominick Lagonegro; and Deacon Barney Kahn.
Cardinal Dolan leads prayer before a buffet meal is served at a reception in the parish center following Mass.
Toys are piled around a Christmas tree.
Parishioners pack the church for the jubilee Mass.
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of Holy Cross Church in Middletown Dec. 15.