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Churches and Worship in McDonald PA
and Surrounding areas
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church 1892
McDonald PA Outlook, July 30, 1892, page unknown:
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
The Corner-stone to be laid tomorrow. Some account of the origin of the
movement. How people have responded to the need for such a church.
At a meeting held at Noblestown in January 1892, first Sunday after the
destruction by fire of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Noblestown, by
a vote of the members present it was agreed to build a church at
McDonald and a chapel at Noblestown, but owing to dissatisfaction among
the Noblestown members the matter was dropped. The members of the church
at McDonald desired to build a church for themselves at McDonald, and at
a meeting of the congregation the following committee was selected for
the purpose: C. R. BUCHHEIT, William WRIGHT, William GODFREY, James
LAUGHLIN, John CARROLL and Charles RODGERS, which committee organized
with Chas. RODGERS as Chairman and William WRIGHT Secretary.
Owing to the fact that there was a church to be rebuilt at Noblestown,
the Reverend Father could not assist in the building of the church at
McDonald, and it was left for the McDonald people to proceed at once to
do so by first getting the approval from Rt. Rev. Bishop PHELAN, of the
Diocese of Pittsburg, and now came the final test. Without one cent to
commence with, a $10,000 debt staring them in the face, without the aid
of a priest, this committee commenced to build their church. William
WRIGHT with a subscription paper started to collect the funds and in the
short period of two weeks had on it $2,300. With this and promise of
assistance on ____ sides, them at once called on J. W. CAMPBELL,
architect, Room 814, Penn Building, Pittsburg, to design their church
for them. The same was submitted to the Bishop for his approval and he
approved it on sight as one of the best-planned churches that ever came
before him for the money. The contract was awarded to J. T. MU____ of
Candor, for the building of _____.
To aid the committee along financially Miss Teresa CAMPBELL and Miss
Maggie O’GRADY agreed to contest for a watch; also Miss Bridget
MCMICHAELS and Miss Kate DANIELS for a ring. The net returns were
$1,000.10. Miss CAMPBELL and Miss MCMICHAEL being the lucky contestants.
And now, July 31, 1892, we lay our corner-stone and the people of
McDonald are indebted to the committee for the way they have labored in
procuring them a place of worship which they would not have had for
years to come but for the part they took in it and the prompt way the
leading members responded on the subscription list. And the way those
who did not belong to us responded shall never be forgotten. To the
following persons belongs the honor of paying the first money on the
ground: C. R. BUCHHEIT, William WRIGHT, Miss Kate and Miss Bridget
MALONEY, Mrs. Ann HOEY, G. C. HARDGROVE, Jas. LAUGHLIN, Miss Teresa
CAMPBELL, John CARROLL.
Tomorrow, Sunday, the corner-stone of this new church edifice will be
laid on the ground purchased on the west side of North Station street.
The site is a beautiful one, on the level on top of the hill and
commanding a far-reaching view of tee town and valley. Great numbers are
expected to be present. Excursions will be run from Steubenville,
Washington, Pittsburg, and McKeesport. The ceremonies will be very
interesting. And the day will be the beginning of a new era in the
religious life of McDonald.
* See Town-Talk
section for a more information on the history of McDonald Pa.*
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