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June 24, 1949 ~ Rev. Edward J. Ayers is appointed the first pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
June 18, 1950 ~ Our Lady of Mount Carmel is completed and its first Mass was said.
September, 1950 ~ Our Lady of Mount Carmel School was opened with Sr. Mary Joseph (Brady)
as Principal until 1956.
January 21, 1951 ~ Bishop John F. O'Hara dedicates the Church and School.
June 23, 1953 ~ Rev. Edward J. Ayers passed away
September 3, 1953 - Rev. Bernard J. Magee is appointed as the second pastor
1954 ~ The first 40 hour devotion was held for Lent.
August 29, 1955 ~ The convent was completed on Grand Avenue at a cost of $102,000 by
Albert Elia Construction.
1956 ~ The dwelling at 2703 Independence Avenue was purchased as the rectory and
was remodeled with completion in April of 1957.
June 1958 ~ The eighth grade held its first graduation with
1970 ~ Congregation consisted of 1385 families.
September 17, 1975 ~ Rev. Bernard J. Magee passed away
at the age of 67
October 25, 1975 ~ Msgr. Edward J. Scanlan is appointed
the third pastor.
April of 1976 ~ The confessional room replaced the old
1981 ~ The rectory was moved to the old convent on Grand Avenue.
1982 ~ Dedication of the new Tabernacle.
December 1996 ~ Msgr. Edward Scanlan retires.
January 14, 1997 ~ Rev. Duane R. Klizek becomes the fourth Pastor Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
2000 ~ 2002 ~ Complete renovation of the Church.
Dedication Mass for the renovations were held on July 10th 2002, and said by Bishop Mansell.
June 30, 2008 ~ Through the Journey of Faith and Grace, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and
St. Joseph Church merge under the new title of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and
Joseph Parish with Rev. Duane R. Klizek as Pastor. Both Church remain in
September 2010 ~ Our Lady of Mount Carmel School closes its doors, and students are merged
into Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls.
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