In and Around Detroit in 1910: historical photographs and text

Souvenir Album In and Around Detroit 1910

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Church and School of St. Elizabeth, Detroit, Michigan    1910

Church of St. Elizabeth   Detroit, Michigan   1910

1910--St. Elizabeth Parish was founded in 1885 by Rev. Anthony Svensson, the first Catholic priest of Swedish parentage ordained since the so-called Reformation. The present edifice was erected in 1892. After the death  of the founder, the present pastor, Rev. A.P. Ternes, was appointed to the charge of the congregation in 1896.

Five holy masses are celebrated each Sunday. At three of them the instruction or sermon is given in the German language. In the 8:30 and 11 o'clock masses sermons are preached in English.

The school is conducted by the Sisters of Christian Charity from Wilkes Barre, Pa., and has an enrollment of 800 children.

The assistants are Revs. Alexander Mayer and Martin Halfpenny.

Donaldson & Meier were the architects of this church.  (page 24)

Containing Illustrations of Catholic Churches, Schools and Acadamies and Institutions
  (includes Windsor, Ontario area)

The photographs and text were published in 1910 in honor of the seventh Annual Meeting of the Catholic Educational Association which met in Detroit, Michigan, July 5, 1910