Inside the Historic Church of St. Patrick
Outside the Historic Church of St. Patrick
This cross, dedicated to Margaret Hays Tank, the major benefactor of the various reconstruction projects, sits outside of the church in the new Memorial Garden. The bricks that surround the statue and make up the garden are inscribed with the names of parishioners and nine of the Priests who have served the Historic Church of St. Patrick.
All images were taken by Greg Johnson
Pastors of St. Patrick's (1862-Present)
1862-1902 Very Rev. Edward A. Hannin
1903-1922 Rev. James P. McCloskey
1922-1935 Rev. Francis J. Keyes
1935-1968 Rev. Edmind J. Connolly
1968-1981 Msgr. Jerome E Schmit
1981-1990 Rev. John A. Thomas
1990-1991 Rev. Thomas J. Gordon
1991-1997 Rev. Richard J. Saelzer
1997-2005 Very Rev. Michael R. Billian, VE
2005-Present Rev. Dennis P. Hartigan
Bibliography and Thanks
Thanks to Deacon Tom Carone, Father Dennis Hartigan, Margaret Myers for her excellent resources on the history of the church, the parishioners of Historic St. Patrick's Church, Anna Ryan, and the clergy of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Ballymote, Ireland.
Thanks also to Mike Cora and Irene Martin of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Porter, Tana Mosier. "Toledo Profile: A Sesquicentennial History." Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission. Toledo, OH. 1987.
Sarabia, Mary L. "Father Edward Hannin: The Growth and Development of an Ethnic Parish in the Lower Great Lakes." (PhD Dissertation, University of Toledo, 1986)."
St. Patrick's Historic Church Collection, 1862-1935," Toledo Lucas County Public Library. (Boxes 1-4 and OS 9).
WGTE Public Broadcasting. "Cornerstones: The Irish in Toledo." WGTE. 1996. 45min.
Contact Information for St. Patrick's Church
Location: 130 Avondale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604
General Phone: 419-243-6452
Church Bulletins: http://www.stpatshistoric.org/bulletins_2.cfm
Liturgy Schedule: http://www.stpatshistoric.org/liturgy_1.cfm
St. Patrick's Parish Leaders
Pastor: Reverend Dennis P. Hartigan, Ph.D.
In residence: Reverend Monsignor Christopher P. Vasko
Deacon: Deacon Thomas S. Carone
Pastoral Associate: Mr. David Smith
Business Manager: Ms. Trish Shaffer
Secretary: Ms. Sherri Gaudet
Maintenance: John Carone
Organist: Mr. Terry Brassell
Music Coordinator: Mrs. Katherine Bishop-Brassell
Choir Director: Mr. Steve Kwiatkowski