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St. Patrick Preservation Update – Spring 2006

Contact Person: Joan Coffey, 262/673-2193

If you drove past St. Patrick’s Church in mid-November, we are sure you noticed a flurry of activity as Watertown Siding Company was busy installing new sofits and fascia and also trim boards around the beautiful stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s. Many thanks to St. Kilian’s for their continued care of one of our town’s historic landmarks.

We are saddened by the recent passing of three of our most devoted St. Patrick Preservation Group members—Ed Coffey, Frank Weber and Jack Russell. They will never be forgotten for all they did to preserve St. Patrick’s. We know their care and concern will continue only now from a loftier vantage point. We would also like to thank William Schnellbaecher for his most generous donation in memory of Frank Weber.

The Old St. Patrick Cemetery Committee should be meeting in late spring to discuss ongoing gravestone restoration. There are many more gravestones that still need to be repaired. Although money is set aside each year for this purpose, the work could be completed at a faster pace if more money was available. If you have a loved one buried at the cemetery and would like to donate to this cause, please contact Father Michael Petrie at 262/673-4831, Ext. 401 or E-mail him at petriemj@archmil.org.

The 150th Anniversary History Book of St. Patrick’s Church is still available for purchase—suggested donation of $30 or $35 if shipping is required. The 187-page book packed with memorable information and over 250 pictures. To get your copy, please contact Nancy Henke at 262/673-5219 or E-mail Mary Hasslinger at flrlkpsk@nconnect.net.

For continued updates, please visit our web site at www.savestpatrick.com (check out the pictures from the 150th celebration) or join us the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Erin Town Hall. Coffee, dessert and catching up with family, friends and neighbors follow the meeting. The Rosary will be prayed (weather permitting) from May through October at 6:35 p.m. prior to the meeting on the steps of St. Patrick’s. If you would like to become a member of the St. Patrick Preservation Fund, Inc. (reasonably priced at $5/Single and $10/Family), please contact Maureen Fitzsimmons-Vanden Heuvel. We again thank you for your continued support to preserve an important part of the history of the Town of Erin.