In the midst of this time of separation, we have something to celebrate – our 97th anniversary!! The parish was founded on March 23, 1923 by Fr. John Waldeisen. While an orchard consisting of 13 lots at 16th and Battles Ave. was being cleared, Mass was said in the old Boulevard Theater on Kenmore Blvd near 13th St. The first Mass was celebrated in the original church/school building on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 1924. So lift a glass, toast one another and the day we will be together again.