The original church at 533 Coates Street built by Italian immigrants is still doing well, and expanded into a new building 50 years ago at 17th Avenue and Oak Street.
Around 50 people gathered at the old church, now the location of Holy Tabernacle Church, last Thursday. They were celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary’s 100th anniversary, marked by members of both churches.
The event was led by parish member Peter DiMaio, who talked about the early days of the church and how it was founded and built by Italian immigrants in 1917.
Many people present also shared their stories about the church. Ted Corbo, who is nearly 90 years old, said he grew up in the church. He remembered when he was a kid and would walk there with his family every Sunday.
During the event, DiMaio presented gifts on behalf of the parish to Reverend Ronald Savage and Holy Tabernacle member Charlotte Parr.
Read more about Our Lady of the Rosary in the Daily Local News here.