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Lutheran the dren's sister. Harvey Adams dren lead age such Band Friday Lutheran Is Miller. OBSERVE CENTENNIAL AT THURMONT Our Lady or Mt. Carmel Church, Md., will observe the centennial of the founding of the parish Sunday morning, October 28, 11 o'clock with a solemn mass thanksgiving at which Archbishop Francis P. Keough, Baltimore, will officiate. The mass will be offered by Msgr. Edward H. Roach, pastor of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Washington. Rev. R. Thomas Kincaid of St. Ambrose Church, Baltimore, will be the deacon and Rev. James V. Hobbs, subdeacon. Msgr. George L. Hopkins, chancellor, will be the master of ceremonies. Chaplains to the archbishop will Rev. Pr. Walter L. Read, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, and Rev. Vincent J. pastor of St. Anthony Shrine, Emmltsburg. Minor officers of the Mass will be John Bailey, cross bearer; Wilfred Plumer, thurifer, and Terrence Best and Paul Little Jr., acolytes. Dinner At Mount The clergy wiir'be entertained at dinner at Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, after the Mass at 1:30 o'clock. A centennial party will be held for parishioners and friends in the evening at 7:30 o'clock at the American Legion Hall, Thurmont. Additional centennial observance will include a Mass for parish children, Monday morning, October 29, at 8:30 o'clock and a Mass deceased members of the parish morning, October 30, at 9 o'clock. Although the parish was not established In Thurmont until 1856 mass was offered in that area of Frederick County from the early days of the Maryland colony. the disfranchisement of Catholics in 1692 and removal of the seat of "government from St. to Annapolis, many Catholics colonists began to migrate Dates From 1728 William Elder, an early Maryland settler and a staunch Catholic, moved from St. Mary's County the Catoctln spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 1728 calling the area St. Mary's Mount With his coming to that section, about 12 miles south of Gettysburg, the history of Catholicism began in that area. Elder was the of the future Archbishop of Cincinnati. Elder settled first at Zentz's Mills, three miles south of Mount Mary's College, Emmitsburg, according to a historical sketch prepared for the centennial under the direction of Rev. John J. Hart, pastor. The first Mass in neighborhood was probably offered here. Following the death of his wife he moved to a house Clairvaux, the home presently by Mrs. Marie Gloninger- Rial, where he ' had a "house chapel" attached. This home stood until 1862. His house was rarely visited by a priest as Baltimore had Mass but once a month in 1774. In 1808 Rev. John DuBois founded Mount St. Mary's College which for Catholics at Emmitsburg, Mount St. Mary's, the Furnace and Mechamcstown as Thurmont was called at the time Dedicated In 1S59 Rev. (later Bishop) William McCloskey. early. In 1855. engaged in to purchase land in Mecnanicstown for the erection of church. The edifice, built of stone quarried from ihe nearby Catoctin Mountains, was dedicated June 5, 1859 by Father McCaffrey The first resident pastor was Rev. John Conway. a widower, who had been engaged in the tea coffee business near the Belair Market in Baltimore. He was pastor from 1881 to 1886. Other | pastors include the following: Rev. Eugene S. Gwynne. 1886-1889; Rev. H. Reaney, 1SS3-1S91: Rev. J. Monteverde. 1893-1834: Rev. John P. White. 1894-1838 and ton Luigi Sartor:. 18P3-19DO From 1900 to 1918 the Rev, Frs. B. Mauley. Thomas Lyons and George H. Traersser attended i the par-^h from S Anthony's · Shrine, about five miles north of Thurmont. In 1918 Fr. i Thomas J. Wheeler became pas] tor. He was succeeded by Rev Fr. William Neligan :u 1926 who was In tarn succeeded by Rev Fr. Joseph L. Curran in 1929 1 Otier pastors s:nce then have been Frs. Walter U Jtead. , Edward Roach. James C. Murphy. B-nser K Wooden. John J McShane and Vincent J. TomalsW. I Name Changed In "92 I Many improvements »o the interior and ·exterior of the church have b«;n acpompZisSrd 'Jiroajrh the years Tndcr the direct :on r»f prfAcnt pastor. T!ev. Fr. John Ha*-, who became leader oJ 'Jh* 1 coriirc^ai.-on .r. '954. *hc inter ,-or of tic church h?.s been com- Terxv. attd. a new r\x to the wwr.stry and the pn.nteci Tiie number of the pari' Upper r -. 73 - fawjie« and about 246 souls ·.n l.h* j*r.sh It wa«. .r. ~.?2 that the ~amc rl the railr-oad s'-ation J narucd fl:d the ·-·.?·:_! vr'*Nj to '" " l ' '" l " "' mon;. Japanese

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  1. The Gettysburg Times,
  2. 20 Oct 1956, Sat,
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