The Rev. Ricardo Chavez will be honored to celebrate his 50 years of serving in the priesthood at a special Mass at 3 p.m. this Saturday at St. Peter Martyr Catholic Church, 740 Black Diamond St. in Pittsburg.

Chavez retired from his post at St. Peter Martyr in 2011, but has continued to perform priestly duties with the Archdiocese of Oakland.

The Mass will be followed by a 5 p.m. dinner at the parish hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St. in Pittsburg. Tickets for the dinner are $25 and are available through the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Peter Martyr.

For more information, call David Romo at St. Peter Martyr at 925-432-4771.

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