"In April 1904, St. John Cantius Parish was organized for Polish-speaking Catholics, with Rev. Peter C. Reding as its first pastor. The Blodgett House on Prospect Street was purchased for use as the church for $14,000. In July 1908, property on Hawley Street was purchased for a new church. In August 1911, construction began, and in April 1913, the church, of Roman architecture, was dedicated. In later years, land in back of the church and rectory was purchased and cleared by the youth group for use as a recreation area, including parish picnics. Later, a house and land on Phillips Place were purchased to allow access to the area and to make building a Parish Center a reality. It was completed in 1969 and currently serves as the Parish Hall for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish."
The five former parishes merged:
St. Mary of the Assumption, founded in 1866; Annunciation, founded in 1878
Sacred Heart, founded in 1886; Blessed Sacrament, founded in 1899
St. John Cantius, founded in 1904
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