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ST MARY’S BELLS
For over a century the ringing of three large bells at St Mary Church
could be heard for miles around the Grove area from May of 1895 and
later, after they were moved from the old church on February 15, 1954 to
the new church at 307 East Mesa Avenue, until now.
There are three cast-bronze bells, as opposed to steel bells. The
largest, a three-foot bell is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin; the
middle one, a 30-inch bell, is dedicated to St. Joseph. The smallest
one is two feet and dedicated to St. Anthony.
The Bells have recently been silenced due to safety problems in the
belfry. Restoration is costly and there is hope the bells will ring
Help of Christian's Church, Genealogy Center, Library and Museum and
The Holy Mary Mother of God Prayer Garden are located in Pueblo, Colorado. This Catholic Parish is rich in the
Slovenian History and ethnicity. This site is dedicated to the
preservation of church history and its Slovenian Heritage.
The Holy Mary Mother of God
Prayer Garden is located on the grounds of St Mary's Parish at 217 East
Mesa Ave, Pueblo, CO. The gates are open throughout the day from sun-up
to sundown. Anyone wishing to spend time in prayer, walking the Way of
the Cross, praying the rosary through the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious
and Luminous Mysteries depicted in stone, or just sitting and sharing
thoughts with Our Lady is invited to visit this sacred place.
The beautiful prayerful edifice, graced by the statue of Our Lady of
Grace, was made possible by contributions of those who wish to share
in the spiritual ownership through memorial gifts and the thousand
bricks engraved with the donor's names. Bricks are available
for gift giving at $100 per brick. Also a Memorial brick is
engraved as a courtesy for those making Memorial donations to the
Prayer Garden. St. Mary Slovenian Library, 211 East Mesa
Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006. For other information contact
Located at 211 East Mesa
Ave, Pueblo, CO. Open Wednesday afternoon 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and
by appointment. For other information call 719-542-6323
As a valuable help in
research of family history, the center contains duplicate copies of
all sacramental records of the churches in the Pueblo Diocese from
their beginning through 1957. Center also has records that
include Pueblo and other Cemeteries, Naturalization and Immigration
information, Census figures, Marriage and death records and Ellis
Slovenian Library and Museum
Library and Museum was
started many years ago by the late John and Alan Gornick with a
large collection of Slovenian books and artifacts. This
collection was once housed at the University of Colorado Library in
Pueblo. In 1993 the collection was merged with St Mary's
records and is located at 211 East Mesa Ave. Available for
viewing on Wednesday afternoon 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment.
For other information call 719-542-6323 or email
Mary School Class Reunion
Reunion of students who had ever attended St Mary School was held
several years ago. At that time a committee was formed to
oversee a fund that was derived from the reunion proceeds. The fund
was designated to preserve and provide for the future care of St.
Mary School and a memorial section in the building.
Memories of the Reunion
were activated as the committee proceed with the 'honors and memory'
section that will become a permanent fixture on the walls in the
main hall. Names of each student, friend, and/or religious to
be memorialized. The 4x4 ceramic tiles will be engraved.
Each includes the logo (Ram's Head) from the St. Mary School Rampage
Newsletter, the name of the person and their relation to the school.
Over 100 tiles have been engraved of former student, friends and
religious and are still available for the cost of $35.
For other information call
719-542-6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Heritage Cookbook, Ellis Island Cookbook
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