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Diamond Jubilee

1863 - 1938

Saint Augustine Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

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Programme of Celebration 1 - 8
Chapter 1 - History of Saint Augustine's Parish - The School 9 - 19
Chapter 2 - History of Saint Augustine's Parish - The Church 19 - 34
Chapter 3 - The Coming of the Brown-Robes 1873 35 - 49
Chapter 4 - The New School - 1888 50 - 54
Chapter 5 - The Monastery 1889 55 - 60
Chapter 6 - The New Church 1901 62 - 72
Chapter 7 - Pastorates of 1903-1918 73 - 82
Chapter 8 - The Later Years 1918-1938 83 - 104
Chapter 9 - St. Augustine's Parochial School-Its Administration and Personnel (part 1) 105 - 125
Chapter 10 - Societies of St. Augustine's Church 126 - 169
Chapter 11 - The Missionary Confraternity  of Christian Doctrine 170 - 173
Chapter 12 - St. Augustine's Parish Library 174 - 176
Chapter 13 - Saint Augustine's Parochial School (Continued from page 125) 177 - 190
Chapter 14 - Notable Parishioners 191 - 215
Advertisements 216 - 228

 

 
 
 

St. Augustine Church Diamond Jubilee

 

 

 
 
 

St. Augustine Church Diamond Jubilee

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St. Augustine Church Diamond Jubilee

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His Holiness Pope Pius XI

 

 
 
 

St. Augustine Church Diamond Jubilee

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Dear Parishioners:
 

     The Diamond Jubilee of St. Augustine Parish is certainly a time of great rejoicing; not only for me, as present Pastor, but for all members of St. Augustine, past as well as present. It took 75 long years of untiring sacrifice and toil to make St. Augustine the Church, it is to-day. During these years you have had many Pastors to care for your spiritual needs. Most of them have gone to their eternal reward. Their accounting must have been an easy one because the members of their flock cooperated with them, heeded their advice and admonitions. You, too, have proved youselves most willing to respond to any appeal that was made for the good of the parish.
This history of St. Augustine Parish, which we are presenting to you, records only the major and material things that have been done for our parish. It is gratefully dedicated to the memory of the pioneers, both priests and people, through whose labors and sacrifices these things were accomplished.
 

     We are very grateful to Rev. Claude Vogel, O.M.Cap., a son of the parish, for writing the part called, "The History of St. Augustine Parish" and to Rev. John Lenhart, O.M.Cap., for the part detailing the "School and the Societies".
 

     We sincerely appreciate the efforts of these Fathers in gathering and publishing their findings. It was, indeed, a tremendous task to go back 75 years and gather material. Father Cyprian, who was assistant in St. Augustine for many years, deserves much credit for publishing such material in the parish periodical, St. Augustinus.
While this history does not claim to be exhaustive, yet it is as complete as circumstances of time and opportunity would allow. It is nigh impossible to present all the happenings over such a span of years, nevertheless it is sufficient to show what sacrifices our forefathers made to build up the present St. Augustine Parish. May this history serve as an incentive to us that we, too, might follow the high ideals of those who have gone before. The best way to show our grateful appreciation is by striving to imitate and even surpass the example laid down before us.
 

     On this occasion let us not forget to thank God for the innumerable benefits showered upon this parish and beg Him to favor us in the future.
Wishing you, dear parishioners, God's choicest blessings at this time of our Diamond Jubilee, I am,
 

Very sincerely yours,

Pittsburgh, Pa. November 20, 1938
Pastor
 

 
 
 

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Very Rev. Ignatius Weisbruch, O. M. Cap.
Provincial
Pastor 1909 - 1912
 

 
 
 

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Most Rev. Hugh C. Boyle, D. D.
Bishop of Pittsburgh
 

 
 
 

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DIAMOND JUBILEE
ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH
PITTSBURGH, PA
Sunday, November Twentieth, Ten Thirty A. M.
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT

Programme
SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS

Celebrant .....MOST REV. HUGH C. BOYLE, D. D.
Bishop of Pittsburgh

Assistant Priest..... VERY REV. IGNATIUS WEISBRUCH, O.M.Cap.
Provincial of Pennsylvania Province

Deacons of Honor.
VERY REV. BENEDICT WICK, O.M.Cap.
VERY REV. CLAUDE VOGEL, O.M.Cap.

Deacon of the Mass.... REV. LEO J. DONNERMEYER

Subdeacon of the Mass.... REV. WILLIAM STEHLE, O.M.Cap.

Speaker.... VERY REV. SIGMUND CRATZ, O.M.Cap.

Master of Ceremonies.... REV. AUSTIN WALDVOGEL, O.M.Cap.

Minor Officers of the Mass:
Candle Bearer.... REV. AURELIUS NICKEL, O.M.Cap
Censor Bearer.... REV. GERARD GREENEWALD, O.M.Cap.
Book Bearer.... REV. EDGAR SCHANO, O.M.Cap.
Cross Bearer.... REV. LINUS DOEMLING, O.M.Cap.
Mitre Bearer.... VEN. CONRAD RAFFEL, O.M.Cap.
Crosier Bearer.... VEN. AIDAN LUCKO, O.M.Cap.
Acolytes.... LAWRENCE FEY, GEORGE MARTIN
 

 
 
 

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Sunday
JUBILEE BANQUET
IN PARISH HALL
ONE THIRTY P. M.
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT
Nine A.M.
SOLEMN HGH MASS FOR PARISHIONERS AND BENEFACTORS OF
ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH
Celebrant.... VERY REV. BENEDICT WICH, O.M.Cap.
Deacon.... VERY REV. CLAUDE VOGEL, O.M.Cap.
Subdeacon.... REV. AURELIUS NICKEL, O.M.Cap.
Master of Ceremonies.... REV. EDGAR SCHANO, O.M.Cap.


Monday Evening, from eight-eleven o'clock
GENERAL JUBILEE HOME COMING CELEBRATION IN PARISH HALL
REFRESHMENTS

TUESDAY NOVEMBER TWENTY-SECOND
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT
Nine A.M.
SOLEMN MASS OF REQUIEM FOR DECEASED PASTORS, PARISHIONERS
AND BENEFACTORS OF ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH
Celebrant.... REV. LEO J. DONNERMEYER
Deacon.... REV. GERARD GREENEWALD, O.M.Cap.
Subdeacon.... REV. LINUS DOEMLING, O.M.Cap.
Master of Ceremonies.... REV. AUSTIN WALDVOGEL, O.M.Cap.

Tuesday Evening, Jubilee Card Party in Parish Hall
eight-thirty - eleven o'clock

CHILDREN'S JUBILEE CELEBRATION PROGRAM
Sunday, November Twenty-seventh at two-thirty
Parish Hall
 

 
 
 

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Rev. Florence L. Kirchgessner, O. M. Cap.,

Pastor

 

 
 
 

 

 

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