Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Turning 100

Tonight I met with a committee of parishioners to plan our parish's 100th anniversary.  We actually have a bit of an interesting history.  The Diocese of Rockford, Illinois was formed in 1908.  St. Catherine of Genoa Parish was formed in 1912.  It is the first parish to be formed after Rockford became a diocese.  It had a very meager beginning and has grown during the past century to the extent that a new building was erected in 1968 to accomodate the growth.  I am proud to be a part of the history of this faith community and am exctied about what will become of our anniversary celebration.  It should be a fascinatng event.

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