Sacred Heart - Newspaper Articles (Waterloo, Iowa)


Sacred Heart - Newspaper Articles (Waterloo, Iowa)


“The beginning of Sacred Heart Parish is well described in the history of the Archdiocesan schools, “With Faith and Vision.” The authors wrote, “After nearly fifty years of getting to church by fording, by ferrying, and at last by crossing the bridge, the West Side Catholics met in 1908 to discuss forming a new parish.” Before their church was built they had to cross the river to Saint Joseph’s or Saint Mary’s for mass and the sacraments. Sacred Heart school opened in late August 1909 in a frame building near the rectory. The Cedar Rapids Sisters of Mercy staffed the school from the beginning. With the completion of the church, high school classes began in the basement.”

- Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, “Parish Profile #229: Sacred Heart Parish, Waterloo,” Dubuque: The Witness, 16 June 1991.


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


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


Various primary and secondary sources.




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


History of the parish over the span of 110 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Table Of Contents

Cushing, Dave. “Religious formation programs to unify.” Dubuque: The Witness, 12 April 2009.

“Group plan ‘Musical Journey with Christ.’” Dubuque: The Witness, 27 February 2011, p. 4.

History 1959 (1 book)

Leonetti, “100 years in heart of Waterloo: Sacred Heart Parish marks centennial.” Dubuque: The Witness, 2009.

“Little Free Library’ dedicated at Sacred Heart in Waterloo.” Dubuque: The Witness, 28 May 2017.

McMahon, Steve. “St. Patrick to honor founder Fr. Mazzuchelli and parish ancestors.” Dubuque: The Witness, 11 July 2010, p. 2.

Pastor/Priest Cards (1 set)

Russo, Dan. “Burmese priest is new associate pastor at Waterloo parish.” Dubuque: The Witness, 19 July 2015, p. 1, 6.

“Sacred Heart at Waterloo is Redecorated,” Dubuque: The Witness, 13 October 1938.

“The Exercises of a Mission.” St. Paul: E.M. Lohmann Co., 10 March 1940.

“Waterloo deanery marks end of Year of Saint Paul.” Dubuque: The Witness, 7 June 2009, p. 4.


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