History: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wall, S.D.
We are located approximately one mile off of Interstate I-90. As it is noted in the book "We Walk by Faith" published during the centennial celebrations of the Diocese of Rapidcity (1902 - 2002), 'Church of St. Patrick's history goes back to the year 1917. Father Anthony O'Hora, a circuit-riding priest, first served this area from Ft. Pierre. In 1917, a church and rectory was purchased. Father John Connolly was pastor from 1917 until 1964. The church was moved to its present location in 1925 and wired for electricity. Years later the church was renovated and a basement added. In 1974, under the direction of Fr. Craig Cower, a new church was built, incorporating all the changes of the recent Second Vatican Council. Bishop Harold Dimmerling dedicated the church in 1977. A bell tower, donated by some of the generous benefactors from our parish was added to the church in 1977.' To be continued ...
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