Friday, March 4, 2011

St. Thomas Centennial Celebration

The steeple of St. Thomas Church in Coeur d'Alene as viewed from Tubbs Hill.
On Sunday, March 6, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on 9th and Indiana Ave., will commemorate the first Mass service which was held at the church on March 5, 1911. The iconic parish was established in 1890, the same year as Idaho's statehood. Coeur d'Alene's first Catholic school was started in 1903 and closed in 1971. Following the mass service this Sunday a brunch will be held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, with speakers including Ellen Jaegar and former Coeur d'Alene mayors, Don Johnston and John McHugh sharing their memories of St. Thomas Church.

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