Saint Bruno Roman Catholic Church - South Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34
N 40° 16.455 W 079° 32.898
17T E 623421 N 4459207
Quick Description: The Saint Bruno RC Church is located at 1715 Poplar Street in South Greensburg Borough, Westmorelamd County, Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 8:31:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMKXR6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
1917 - A Sunday School Hall was built in Hammer Park and Fr. Germain Ball, OSB, was given permission to offer Mass that summer.
1918 - Permission was granted to build a parish church.
January 15, 1919 - South Greensburg Land Company sold two acres on Reamer Avenue and Poplar Street to the Parish.
August 1919 - Fr. Gilbert Straub, OSB, was appointed to organize the new congregation, Sunday School Hall and two acres of land.
August 24, 1919 - Mass was celebrated in the Sunday School Hall and the first Baptism took place: Gilbert Clarence Weimer.
November 11, 1919 - Ground was broken for the new church.
February 22, 1920 - The first Mass was celebrated in the new church.
May 2, 1920 - the new church was blessed and dedicated by Most Rev. Regis Canevin, DD, Bishop of Pittsburgh.
June 2, 1920 - Fifty candidates were confirmed.
July 18, 1920 - The first First Holy Communion class.
August 15, 1920 - The BVM Sodality was formed with 63 members.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 8/24/1919

Date of building construction: 2/22/1920

Archdiocese: Philadelphia

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg

1715 Poplar Street
Greensburg, PA USA

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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