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Quebec heritage will be celebrated June 21

MANCHESTER — The Quebecois heritage of the city of Manchester will be celebrated on June 21 at St. Marie Church, with the annual celebration of the Feast of John the Baptist.

The saint — St. Jean-Baptiste — is recognized as the patron saint of Quebec, and the church will host a 4 p.m. Mass, followed by a reception and banquet at the parish hall.

The Most Rev. Peter Libasci, bishop of Manchester, will celebrate the Mass.

The Franco-American Centre is putting on the reception and banquet, and tickets are on sale for $35 for centre members and $40 for non-members.

Entertainment will be provided by the Manchester Community Music School, and Marie Raiche will received the Franco-American of the Year award.

Tickets will not be sold at the door, and June 13 is the deadline for purchasing tickets.

For more information and tickets, call 641-7114 or visit


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