Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday with Some History - St. Stephen's RC Church

On April 26, 1892, Bishop Michael J. O’Farrell assigned Father Stephen Szymanowski to attend to the spiritual needs of Polish Catholics living in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  A storefront located in the Schiller Building on New Brunswick Ave. was soon renovated into a chapel for liturgical services. That fall the church property on State Street was purchased and construction began on the original church, which was blessed by Bishop O’Farrell on May 30, 1893.

It was at this church that my G-Grandparents,  
George Ignatz Kolbusz & Pauline Gobur 
were married on 06 Feb 1893.

St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church continues to serve the Polish community today.


Sanjay Maharaj said...

I just admire stories about how church's, schools were built. It demonstrates our ancestors had a great vision which went beyond their life span who ensured that building such institutions will serve as a legacy of leanrning which enriched a community and provided a foundation for people to build from. They really are the true heros who we all should learn from.
The church looks like it is in good shape

Joan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And I really enjoyed reading about the history of the church.