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Pocahontas site will celebrate 125 years of Catholicism

May 31, 2008
Messenger News
POCAHONTAS — To celebrate 125 years of Catholicism in Pocahontas, Saints Peter and Paul Historic Site will celebrate its quasquicentennial on June 22 with a polka Mass featuring the Peter and Paul Wendinger Polka Band from New Ulm, Minn.

The 10:30 a.m. service will be followed by a catered pan-fried chicken dinner at the Expo Center from 12:30 until 2 p.m. The Wendingers will also be playing at the Expo center during the dinner.

Bohemian settlers began construction 125 years ago on the first catholic church in the county, Saints Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church at the cemetery east of town. The church was moved to its present location in 1894 and was enlarged as it is today. In 1901, a second church was constructed and this parish, Sacred Heart, and Saints Peter and Paul’s combined in 1973 to form the present Resurrection of Our Lord parish.

There is limited seating for the polka Mass, so those intending to attend should order complimentary tickets. To order dinner tickets, contact Jim Bartosh at (712) 335-4451 or Betty Hallberg at (712) 335-4351.

Cost for the chicken dinner is $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger.

Fact Box

If you go:
What: Catholic quasquicentennial
When: 10:30 a.m. June 22
Where: Sts. Peter and Paul Historic Site, Pocahontas



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