On May 2 in Father Ted Hall, the many friends of Fr. Mark Jette and parishioners of Sacred Heart Church held a retirement party and a celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood. Pictured with Father Jette are Frances Flynn, left, and Jackie Dion. Frances is holding the gift box containing the generous result of a collection for the popular priest. His most surprising gift was the basketball from the 1995 game when the UConn Huskies won the NCAA Women’s Championship, inscribed with the signatures of star Rebecca Lobo and coach Geno Auriemma.