The Rev. Al Bitz, pastor at St. James Basilica, stands in the sanctuary of the church he has worked in for 11 years. Bitz plans to retire at the end of June. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Basilica’s Bitz to retire
After 11 years as pastor at St. James Basilica and 45 years as a priest, the Rev. Al Bitz plans to retire in June.
“It’s been a privilege to serve here,” Bitz said of the basilica and the outlying parishes he serves as pastor.
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