Bishop Rice presents the Papal document to Monsignor Varone. Monsignor Varone informs parishioners that he was wondering what the Bishop was doing at this Mass that he was responsible for and about being totally surprised with this new “Monsignor” honor. Monsignor Varone gives his first “Monsignor” blessing at the conclusion of Mass Bishop Rice reads a letter from The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Nuncio, announcing that Father Varone has received Papal Honors as a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor – Father Normand G. Varone. Bishop Edward Rice assists substitute priest Father Varone with the Mass. Left to right: Joe & Sandy Varone, Bishop Rice, Monsignor Varone, Dennis & Donna Varone. Joe (Wentzville, MO) & Dennis (Rhode Island) are brothers of Monsignor Varone. His other brother Michael (Anita) lives in Montana and could not attend. Monsignor is congratulated by many of his close friends who did a great job of keeping the secret from him.