20 05, 2020

History of St. Mary’s RC Church, Reading

2020-05-20T00:24:36-04:00May 20th, 2020|Churches, Schools|0 Comments

A skyline landmark in the southern section of the city, the steeples of St. Mary's Catholic Church rise above Twelfth and Spruce streets. Polish immigrants began arriving in Reading around 1850, seeking work and livelihood in the iron foundries here. The majority [...]

19 05, 2020

History of Holy Name High School

2020-06-28T07:18:49-04:00May 19th, 2020|Churches, Schools|0 Comments

Catholic education was in its prime in the early 1960s. Overcrowding at Central Catholic High School and St. Peter’s High School necessitated the need for another High School. In 1961, Bishop Joseph McShea, of the newly created Allentown Diocese, inaugurated a massive building [...]

17 05, 2020

Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, PA

2020-05-17T14:52:11-04:00May 17th, 2020|Churches|0 Comments

The first Catholic congregation to be established in Pennsylvania was in 1734 when Father Greaton, S. J., a missionary from Maryland, built the Church of St. Joseph in Willing’s Alley in Philadelphia. In 1741 Father Theodore Schneider was sent by the German Province [...]

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