From New Jersey.com:
She rang her bells, smiled to those around her, and gave a thumbs-up to her family sitting in the nearby front pew. Hayes never missed a cue during Mass.
The 33-year-old with Down syndrome carried out her altar server duties at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook on Sunday the same way she has for the past 20 years. But this weekend’s Mass, she acknowledged, was special.
Tracey Hayes on Sunday was honored for her two decades of altar service to the church, in a celebration that included accolades from the Archdiocese of Newark and Pope Francis himself.
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