Holy Family (Mason City, Iowa)
“Parishioners of Mason City’s second Catholic parish gathered with their founding pastor, Father Edward J. Dougherty, in the public library for their first Mass on an October Sunday in 1908. Construction of the church began the following spring and they celebrated Mass in their new church on Christmas 1909. The church was dedicated to the Holy Family the next year by Bishop John P. Carroll of Helena, Montana. He had been a companion of Father Dougherty on the Archdiocesan Mission Band.”
- Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, “Parish Profile #232: Holy Family Parish, Mason City.” Dubuque: The Witness, 14 July 1991.
The Center for Dubuque History at 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 about 136 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.
Table Of Contents
Anniversary 50th 1959 Booklet (2 booklets)
Annual History and Guild Summary 1969, 1987-1992 (4 compilations)
Articles of Reincorporation (1 document)
History (2 compilations)
Holy Family Church Booklets ca. 1951 (3 booklets)
Holy Family Parish in Mason City Descriptions and Photographs (2 documents)
I.C. Mission Information (3 documents)
Information Concerning Holy Family from 1937-1961 (1 compilation)
Pastor Cards (1 collection)
Pastor List (1 document)
Church or school with red negative (1 document)
Retouched Copy of Church (1 document)
Timeline 1908-1991 (6 documents)
“History of Holy Family Parish, Mason City,” The Witness, 4 December 1933.Scholl, Stephanie, “Food drive tops record, but needs not fully met: Mason City volunteers carry on Thanksgiving project,” The Witness, 30 November 2008, p. 3.