Saint Francis Xavier Church in New Milford celebrates 150 years

NEW MILFORD — Saint Francis Xavier Church turns 150 years old this month. A special anniversary Mass is planned for Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier parish on 26 Chestnut Land Road in New Milford.

Archbishop Leonard Blair will celebrate the Mass. A light reception and a parish picnic will follow the Mass.

As a way to celebrate its anniversary, the parish is devising a few ways to give to the community. In addition, the parish has been noting and celebrating its history with history articles in their bulletin and history displays in the parish hall.