Holy Comforter Catholic Church
The first Catholic Church in Charlottesville, the Church of the Paraclete, was erected in 1880 on the corner of Jefferson Street and School Street (now 3rd Street, Northeast). The principal contributor was Martin Tracy who donated a 75-acre farm to the church. The parcel sold for $1,300 and provided the funding necessary to build the church. The cornerstone was laid on July 25,1880, by the Most Reverend John J. Keane, Bishop of Richmond.
We missed out on the 140th anniversary so let's make sure to celebrate the 141st anniversary of Holy Comforter! Since then, we've had many blessings, most recently our intern William. William has been involved in all aspects of parish life, and we wish him the best of luck on his next step as he enters seminary in a few weeks. Let's give him a warm Holy Comforter send off with words and cards of encouragement. We will have a table to place cards, gifts, and spiritual bouquets. We are also buying a liturgical book set for him from parishioners. If you would like to contribute to this set or would like more information about it, please contact the head of Parish Life, Emily Pierson at [email protected] And keep William in your prayers!!
|| Tina Blumenfeld