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St. Thomas Full History
When Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Smith were approached by Msgr. Hyland in the name of Bishop Haas, to donate some land for a Church in this part of Muskegon County, they asked that the Church be named St. Thomas. Their son Thomas had been killed as he got off the bus in front of their house coming home from St. Mary’s School. Thus St. Thomas the Apostle became the titular name of the new Church. 2 ½ acres on the corner of Apple & Dangl were donated in memory of their son.
History of our Parish
In the year 1913 a group of Hungarian Catholics, with the aid of Fr. Berkorst, pastor of St. Joseph’s parish in Muskegon, banded together to start a parish in Muskegon Heights. Meetings were held, funds were raised, and eventually, in January 1916, property was purchased at East Summit and (more…)
Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus’ physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity. The origin of this devotion is derived from a French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from … (more…)
Sacred Heart is 100 years old September 2019!
Fr. Antony Britto’s story…Sacred Heart’s thirteenth pastor
Fr. Thomas J. Brown’s story…Sacred Heart’s twelfth pastor
Fr. Mark Bauer & Fr. Jim Wyse’s story…Sacred Heart’s tenth & eleventh pastors
Fr. Charles Dautremont’s story…Sacred Heart’s eighth Pastor
Fr. Lou Anderson’s story…Sacred Heart’s seventh Pastor
Bishop Robert J. Rose’s story…Sacred Heart’s sixth Pastor
Fr. Henry J. Dondzila’s story…Sacred Heart’s fifth Pastor
Monsignor James Jendrasiak’s story…Sacred Heart fourth Pastor
Monsignor Albert A. Kehren’s story…Sacred Heart’s third Pastor
Fr. Joseph Francis Bocek’s story…Sacred Heart’s second Pastor.
Monsignor John J. Sonefeld’s story…Sacred Heart’s first Administrator and Pastor.
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