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History of St. Peter Parish

St Peter parish has been a part of Newberg for many decades.

Timeline

1895 St. Peter’s is established as a mission, worshipping at the St Anthony Chapel Car

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Church on Main Street — built 1908
1908 First church is built, a small stone structure on Main Street
1930 Father Thomas Jackson is appointed the first resident priest
1956 Parish buys an unused school building; two of the classrooms used for a church, and the rest for a school run by the Holy Names Sisters
1961 Parish builds one of the first round churches in the country, on Wynooski Street

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Church on Wynooski St, built 1961
1974 School closes
Early 1990’s Eight acres purchased at Mountainview St and Main St
2000 New church constructed at its present location, 2315 N. Main St (Catholic Sentinel article)

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