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St. Francis Parish (Calgary, AB) fonds
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- Textual record
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1950 - 1999 (Creation)
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Calgary
- Calgary, Alberta
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11 cm of textual and other material.
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St. Francis of Assisi parish began when Bishop Kidd purchased the former Jewish Community Centre at 6 Ave S.E. in 1931. The building was renovated to serve as a chapel primarily to serve Hungarian immigrants with the first pastor being Rev. Joseph Racz from Montreal. It also served as a chapel of ease for St. Mary's cathedral. Due to a lack of Hungarian-speaking priests, the church was closed. It was reopened in Dec 1934 by Bishop Monahan and St. Francis of Assisi parish was created. The first pastor of the new parish was Rev. Patrick Beaton. In 1957, the original building was replaced by a church designed and built by J. Stevenson & Associates. It was opened on 28 Aug 1957.
In 1959, the parish was entrusted to the Franciscans. The first Franciscan pastor was Fr. Dunstan McLellan and the assistant priest was Fr. Michael Sieferling. The Franciscans were involved in Diocesan Social Action in the downtown area, giving spiritual and other assistance to people in the inner city area. In 1988, Bishop Paul O'Byrne entrusted the parish to the Dominicans.
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Fonds consists of records pertaining to St. Francis parish during the time the Franciscans served the parish. Records include spiritual and financial reports, record of masses, correspondence, parish bulletins, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the church.
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Maintained arrangement of files that were previously processed and arranged by G.W.
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Contains accession 04-07. No further accruals expected.