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Subject: Sd-Faulk Co. History (Chapter XXVIII -)
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 19:04:52 -0500


Faulk County, SD History .....Chapter XXVIII - Catholic Church 1909
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CATHOLIC CHURCH.

On the 15th of August A.D., 1903, Rev. Father Reilly called a meeting to
arrange plans for a new Catholic church in Faulkton.

There were seven earnest and devoted members who responded to the call, viz:
P. H. O'Neil, Patrick Duggan, J. L. Grater, Henry Nicholson, Bernard McGough,
Nicholas Kennedy and Thomas O'Neil. Plans were adopted and approved by Bishop
O'Gorman and the work went forward.

A church building 36 by 60 was erected, an honor to the city and a monument
of devotion to the cause it represents.

In the summer of 1904, the church with a seating capacity of two hundred, at
a cost of $7,000.00 and free from debt, was ready for dedication, and on
September 14th of that year, Bishop O'Gorman of Sioux Falls, assisted by Revs.
Father Nolon of Sioux Falls; MacConnachie of Redfield; Myers of Zell; Monohan of
Gettysburg and Reilly of Orient, dedicated and set apart the fine edifice to the
service of Almighty God.

This was a most important event in the history of the Catholic church in
Faulkton and its immediate vicinity, giving new life and power to its influence
in the community. Its worshipers have now increased to forty families and still
greater good will soon be accomplished through the influence of a resident
priest.


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HISTORY OF
FAULK COUNTY
SOUTH DAKOTA
CAPTAIN C. H. ELLIS

TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PIONEERS AND PROMINENT CITIZENS

ILLUSTRATED
19O9

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