St. Patrick's Catholic Church to celebrate sesquicentennial on July 7
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[June 23, 2007] ELKHART -- Throughout 2007, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhart will be celebrating its sesquicentennial. The parish, which was established in 1857, has been continuously operating ever since.
The highlight of the year's celebration will be a special Mass and luncheon on July 7. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, the bishop of the Peoria Diocese, will join the celebration. All living former pastors have also been invited.
The day's schedule is as follows (all times approximate):
There will be music throughout the luncheon, which is expected to last about two hours.
In addition, the parish will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its annual chicken dinner, which will be served this year on July 22.
[Text from news release received from Father Thomas Shaw]
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