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Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, prays during his final Mass at the church in Modesto, Calif., on July 29, 2012. The popular and sometimes controversial priest joined the Catholic Diocese in 1991 and worked at parishes in Ceres, Lodi, Manteca and Hughson. Illo is leaving the diocese to become one of four chaplains at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, a Catholic liberal arts college.
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St. Josephs Catholic Church in Modesto said goodbye Sunday to the Rev. Joseph Illo, who led his final Mass at the church before leaving to become a chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California.
He will be replaced by the Rev. Mark Wagner, who has been serving as pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.