Holy Ghost (Dubuque, Iowa)

Title

Holy Ghost (Dubuque, Iowa)

Description

"As the “north end” of Dubuque grew during the 1880s, Archbishop John Hennessy found it necessary to establish Sacred Heart Parish. Continued growth in that area inspired the Archbishop to found another parish, Holy Ghost, on Central Avenue. Holy Ghost Parish was the third parish to be founded to serve the many German immigrants and their descendants. The German Catholics had built Holy Trinity Church in 1850 and then replaced it with Saint Mary Church in 1867. The second parish for the German [...] of the Catholic population has Sacred Heart Church founded in 1880."

- Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, Parish Profile #198, The Witness, November 4, 1990.

Coverage

1896-
History of the parish over the span of 122 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 and German.

Table Of Contents

CHURCH HISTORY: (4 documents)
FINANCIAL REPORTS (4 documents)
INFORMATION ON PARISHIONERS AND PARISH LIFE: (3 documents)
INFORMATION ON PAST SERVING PRIESTS (4 documents)
PHOTOGRAPHY (3 documents)
SCHOOL (4 documents)

Byrne, James J. Dunn, Francis J. Hogan, R.G. Luksetich, Thomas. Smyth, Michael. “International Year of the Handicapped 1981 Annual Financial Report.” 1982.

The Mount Calvary Cemetery Board. “An Open Letter To Parishioners At: Holy Ghost Church; Holy Trinity Church; Sacred Heart Church; and Saint Mary’s Church.” 30 December, 2001.

Unknown author. “Holy Ghost Church, 1989.” Calendar. Printed 1988.

Files

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Citation

“Holy Ghost (Dubuque, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed November 24, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/568.