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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish

147 N. Otsego St.
Gaylord, MI
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Founded 1880
Former Our Lady of Mount Carmel (now secular Art Center)

 

 

Parish History


St. Mary's Church began as a mission of the Catholic diocese of Grand Rapids. The first church was built around 1884. The parish grew to become a predominantly Polish congregation while under the pastorate of Father Casmir Skory (1892 - 1905). In 1893 Father Skory founded the St. Mary's School, which was served by the Dominican Sisters. Father Skory was instrumental in the planning and construction of this church in 1900.

The Neo-Gothic St. Mary's Catholic Church has been a Gaylord landmark since it was dedicated on September 15, 1900. When the Diocese of Gaylord was established in 1972, the church became the cathedral. The diocese built a new cathedral in 1976 and closed St. Mary's. In 1985 a local group, fearing the building would be razed, purchased it for use as a performing arts center, which they named the Mount Carmel Centre.

Source: Website

St. Mary Cathedral Virtual Tour.

Parafia Naszej Pani z Góry Karmelu w Gaylord, MI. Historya Polska w Ameryce, X. Wacław Kruszka, Milwaukee, WI, t. XI, 1907, s. 248-250.

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