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 contact the parish office. Each physical location has a link to its own unique history.
History of St. Mary Church, Durand
History of St. Patrick Church, Irish Grove
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.
Kagan, Msgr. David
The Diocese of Rockford: Our History
. France: Editions du Signe, 2008