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Parish Founded, January 24, 1851
Church Erected and Blessed, December 19, 1853
The blessing of a Church is a simple yet dignified rite, consisting of the sprinkling of holy water and the recital of prayers, thus making it a sacred place. Bishop Bernard O’Reilly presided.
Formally Dedicated, July 15, 1855
The dedication of a Church is a more solemn rite, dating back to ancient Biblical times and confirmed by Apostolic usage, consisting of public prayers and hymns, sprinkling of holy water,
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