Parish History

This section of the website is a work in progress. We are currently searching old books and such for information. If you have information or pictures about either physical church building you would like to share, please email Kathy Wolf . Each physical location has a link to it's own unique history, please click the link at the right to view what we have so far.


Resident Pastors
Fr. Daniel Feeley – 1909 – 1912
Fr. Daniel Considine – 1912 – 1920
Fr. Joseph Lonergan – 1920 – 1925
Fr. Edward Cerny – 1925 – 1930
Fr. Leonard Slowie – 1930 – 1931
Fr. James Tuomey – 1931 – 1933
Fr. Joseph Driscoll – 1933 – 1960
Fr. John Kilduff – 1960 – 1965
Fr. Paul Fry – 1965 – 1966
Fr. Adam Reier – 1966 – 1969
Fr. Michael Shanahan – 1969 – 1972
Fr. Aloysius Neumann – 1972 – 1984
Fr. Karl Ganss – 1984 - 1995
Fr. Thomas Monahan – 1995 -2000
Msgr. Eric Barr – 2000 - 2014
Fr. Matthew Bergschneider - 2014 - Present









Works Cited for this section of our website:
McDonald, Reverand Edward L. Golden Jubilee History of the Diocese of Rockford. Waldsmith Illustrators, 1958
 
Miller, Reverend Robert R. That All May Be One: A History of the Rockford Diocese. The Lakeside Press, 1976
 
St.Mary’s Durand, St. Patrick’s Irish Grove. 1976
 
Kagan, Msgr. David The Diocese of Rockford: Our History. France: Editions du Signe, 2008

 

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