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St. Leo's Catholic Church Dedicated

Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 06/05/1913

Last Friday, May 30th, 1913, will long be remembered by the Catholics of Lusk and vicinity, the date being the dedication of their beautiful little chapel. The services began at nine o'clock in the morning and closed after eleven, the order of ceremonies being the blessing of the church building, High Mass and confirmation.

Bishop McGovern, of Cheyenne, was present as were also Fathers Bryant of Casper and James and Dominick of Douglas. At the conclusion of the solemn ceremony of dedication, Father Dominick said High Mass, while a quartet, composed of the Misses Elizabeth and  Pauline Bruch and Messrs Geo. Penkowski and Albert Bruch, sang mass. Messrs Lyman and Penkoski sang the offertory and Miss Alice Fowler presided at the organ, Mr. Lyman also rendered an "Ave Verum" in his matchless tenor.

The Bishop preached a fine sermon and the following members were confirmed: Mesdames Kowalski and Cumminsky, and Miss Adele Fisher, Mrs. D.E. Goddard acting as sponsor.

Bishop McGovern and Father Dominick were the house guests while here of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Arnold and Fathers Bryant and James were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Goddard. Father Dominick left Friday for Douglas while the others did not go until Saturday, all of them going to take part in the ceremony of dedication of the Douglas church Sunday.

Among those from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John Pfister and their daughters Mrs. Albert Olinger and Miss
Ella Pfister, Mesdames Fisher and Cumminsky, the A. Bruch family and
Tom Pfister.

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