Father Brando celebrating 40th anniversary

Father Joe Brando, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Gatlinburg, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his priestly ordination with an open house at the American Legion Post 202 at 1222 E. Parkway in Gatlinburg from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

Father Brando was ordained a priest June 3, 1972, by Bishop Joseph A. Durick at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Chattanooga.

For more information, call Mary Williams, the anniversary committee chair, at 865-436-4907.

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