St. Columbkille (Dubuque, Iowa)

Title

St. Columbkille (Dubuque, Iowa)

Description

"When Saint Columbkille Parish was officially erected on May 24, 1997, the newly appointed pastor Father John R. Fogarty did not have to look for parishioners and buildings. The residents of West Hill welcomed Bishop John J. Hennessy’s decree providing them with their own parish and pastor. After years of going to the Cathedral, they had been celebrating Mass for some years with the Cathedral priests in the Presentation Sisters’ school. Father Thomas O’Reilly celebrated the first Mass in the temporary school on Bryant Street on September 21, 1879. After the school moved to the Rush Street location, the first Mass there was on the following December 14. The Sisters arranged to have Mass said regularly in the makeshift church inside the combination school and convent. Thirteen years after his ordination, Father Fogarty came as founding pastor to stay for almost a quarter century."

- Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, "Parish Profile #126," The Witness, May 28, 1989.

Coverage

1997-
History of the Parish over the span of 21 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Source

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

Type

Various primary and secondary sources.

Publisher

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

Contributor

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

Language

English.

Table Of Contents

BULLETIN (1 document)
COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS (3 items)
HISTORY (2 documents)
LEGAL DOCUMENTS (2 documents)
MISSION REMEMBRANCE CARD (1 document)
PASTORS AND VOCATIONS (2 documents)
PARISH ARTICLES AND NEWSLETTERS (9 documents)

Hawes, Cetus J. “History of Saint Columbkille’s Parish, 1887-1962.” 9 June, 1962.

Kurt, Edgar. “Parish Profile #126: Saint Columbkille Parish, Dubuque.” Dubuque: The Witness, 28 May, 1989.

Files

75th_anniversary_history_booklet.jpg

Citation

“St. Columbkille (Dubuque, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed September 19, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/566.