Sacred Heart (Grundy Center, Iowa)

Title

Sacred Heart (Grundy Center, Iowa)

Description

"Pioneer Catholic families settled in Grundy County in the late 1860s, during the hard times following the Civil War. Father Patrick Smith visited them from Cedar Falls almost monthly. His successor, Father Charles McCabe, continued to provide for their spiritual needs. In 1884 Father John J. Hanley was appointed to Vinton and its missions. In 1885 the Grundy Center parish bought two lots at the east edge of town, the present location. They built a church dedicated to the Sacred Heart, even though there were less than a score of families. About this time two acres outside of town were purchased for a cemetery."

- Rev. Edgar Kurt, Parish Profile #174, The Witness, 13 May 1990.

Source

The Archdiocese of Dubuque.
The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College.

Contributor

Burback, Emily. Burns, Daniel. Gibson, Michael. Oberfoell, Carol. Waldmeir, Helen. Waldmeir, John.

Type

Various primary and secondary sources.

Language

English.

Publisher

Loras College
Kucera Center for Catholic Thought
Frank and Ida Goedken Series: "Spiritual Life in the Upper Mississippi River Valley"

Coverage

ca. 1885-
History of the Sacred Heart church and parish in Grundy Center, Iowa for over 133 years.

Table Of Contents

Closing/suppression documents (3 documents)
Correspondance (5 documents)
News/letters (4 documents)
Parish constitutions/bylaws (3 documents)
Pastor/vocations lists (2 documents)
Parish/church history (4 documents)

Girres, Rosanne. Lynch, Lou Horbach. Stock, Mary Ellen. “1885-1985; Sacred Heart Parish, Grundy Center, Iowa.” 13 October, 1985.

Unknown author(s). “A Problem and its Answer.” Pamphlet advertising “Shrine of the Holy Travelers.” Unknown date.
Parish budgeting (7 documents)

Unknown author(s). “A Problem and its Answer.” Pamphlet advertising “Shrine of the Holy Travelers.” Unknown date.

Files

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Citation

“Sacred Heart (Grundy Center, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed April 13, 2024, http://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5726.