Frances De Sales Roman Catholic Church
splendid St. Francis De Sales Roman Catholic Church began in
a mission church (a bungalow
structure, with a pot belly stove, built by the Methodist Community
in 1833) located on West Main Street and Waverly Avenue. In
1854, the Catholics purchased this building. As parishioners
increased, a larger church was needed and in 1888, under the
direction of Reverend Felix O'Callaghan, the present church
was built on the corner of East Main Street and Conklin Avenue.
In 1906, the building was moved to its present foundation, by
using oil greased skids and several teams of horses. The move
started on December 8, 1906. This process took three months
to complete during a bitter cold winter. On March 7, 1907, the
church was set on its new foundation in the present location.This
building underwent renovation in 1922, and again in the nineties.
On the left, is the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
Bob Clerkin, right, pastor, says "the new organ has made
a big difference in the liturgy and the people have been very
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