Memory Lane: August 9, 1982


From the August 9, 1982 edition of The Wayne Herald

Outdoor Mass highlighting St. Mary's Parish centennial celebration

With the theme of "A Family of Faith, We Stand in One Spirit," St. Mary's Parish of Wayne will complete a year long celebration of 100 years of faith on Sunday, Aug. 15.

The celebration will be highlighted by an outdoor Mass beginning at 4 p.m. with Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan, celebrant, and Father James Buschelman, pastor.

Also taking part in the outdoor Mass will be past pastors and visiting clergy as concelebrants.

The first Mass was said in the home of one of Wayne's earliest settlers in 1882 with Father Horn of West Point as celebrant. Twentyfive persons attended.

During the past two years, members of St. Mary's Mens club have worked together on the church basement and are now completing the final touches.

Finalizing the Aug. 15 celebration will be a ceremony for the burning of the mortgage of the new church, and a barbecue along with entertainment games on the grounds with a carnival atmosphere.


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