New convent of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Joseph’s Church, Shamokin, was blessed by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Joseph T. Daley, auxiliary bishop of the Harrisburg Diocese, during the dedication ceremonies last evening.

Rev. Daley laid the cornerstone of the new convent and presided at the dedication ceremonies, which began at 7:00 p.m. with a procession of altar boys and clergy from the rectory to the convent.

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