The ground for the Catholic Cemetery was bought in the year 1900 by the Rev. J.P. Cullen. The first person buried there was Mrs. Alpino on December 24, 1900. Two priests are also buried there, the Rev. F.J. Burk, December 22, 1903, and the Rev. Frederick McEvoy, August 20, 1961. The original … > More >
Catholic Schools are a familiar institution throughout the United States. Normally, where ever there is a Catholic Church there is also a Catholic School.
Marceline’s first Catholic School was a private school known as St. Rose’s Hall. It was located on the present site of the Davis Paint Store. The first teachers were Miss Bernadette … > More >
In the spring of 1888, Rt. Rev. John J. Hogan of Kansas City requested Rev. Walter Tormey of Brookfield, to select lots in the new town of Marceline upon which to build a Catholic Church. Fr. Tormey secured the lots.
Rev. Thos. J. Burke came to Marceline in August, 1888 to assume duties as pastor. … > More >