St. Philumena's Catholic Church

St. Philumena's Catholic Church
submitted by Linda Boorom

    ST. PHILUMENA'S CHURCH, East Pearl Street.    This Parish celebration this year its golden jubilee, for which extensive preparations are being made. The corner-stone was laid August 23, 1846. Rev. Louis Huber, O. S. F. and after him, Rev. B. Hengehold, directed the building of the church. But the financial difficulties were discouraging. On June 13, 1847, a mass-meeting was held at St. Mary's Church and a determination made to help the new parish by subscription, etc. The dedication ceremonies were preformed by Archbishop Purcell, May 21, 1848, though services had been held since the January previous, in the uncompleted building. The school house was erected in 1865, the parsonage in 1872. Rev. H. Kemper has been pastor since 1875. The congregation numbers 200 families.

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