Fr. Pedro In Catholic News Service

Father Pedro DeOliviera, our former pastor is now pastor of St. Peter Church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. He is featured in this Catholic News Service photo that was circulated this week.

Father Pedro DeOliviera, pastor of St. Peter Church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., blesses a pregnant woman Aug. 15 on the feast of the Assumption during the Blessing of the Sea. The parish honored Mary by attending a Mass celebrated on the town’s boardwalk. Afterward, worshippers took part in a procession with a statue of Mary to the Atlantic Ocean for the Blessing of the Sea. (CNS photo/Hal Brown, The Monitor)