Old St. Mary’s Birthday Party August 12 at 7:00pm at the Old Saint Mary’s Chapel on Front Street. Turning 100 is always a big deal. Turning 135 is huge! Old St. Mary’s
Old St. Mary’s Birthday Party
August 12 at 7:00pm at the Old Saint Mary’s Chapel on Front Street.
Turning 100 is always a big deal. Turning 135 is huge! Old St. Mary’s Chapel turns 135 this August and we want you to join us as we celebrate this milestone! We will be having a special event on the patio on August 12th following our speaker’s series. Please put this on your calendar and join us at 7:00 at the chapel. Expect ice cream and cake of course!
Old St. Mary’s was dedicated August 13, 1883 by Archbishop Joseph Alemany of the San Francis-co Archdiocese as St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church. It remained a Catholic Church until 1983 when the expanding congregation moved to Ss Peter and Paul on Granite Drive. If only this building could talk – the stories it could tell! Nancy and Alek Ustaszewski remember the bees being an issue. With no air conditioning, closing the windows and doors wasn’t an option. They also remember standing outside in the rain during Christmas service when the congregation outgrew the building. They all remember the rail going across the front of the sanctuary and the red curtains that hung on each side of the front. Kathie Nippert remembers the children being called up to the altar to sit when the masses became crowded.
Fast forward to 2005 when the chapel was moved and renovations started thanks to many volunteers! The chapel now has heat and air, a great sound system and many more years ahead serving the community as Rocklin’s oldest public building. Join us on August 12th at 7:00PM to celebrate this majestic lady! If you have any photos or stories of the chapel, please share them! You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop them off at the museum.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm
Old St. Mary's Chapel of Rocklin
5251 Front St