KEVIN PARIZO OF Middlebury recently received a prestigious Benemerenti metal, sanctioned by Pope Francis, recognizing his more than half-century of musical contributions to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Most Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, presented Parizo with the citation at a special ceremony at St. Mary’s on Sunday, Sept. 22. See a full story on the award in the Aug. 15 Independent.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Parizo