"The parish of St. Anthony of Padua in Farwell, Nebraska was founded in September of 1877 when the Rev. Anthony Kawiter came from the nearby mission at Warsaw, Nebraska, to serve until June of 1878. Thereafter the church was staffed by a succession of priests until the Rev. Ladislaus Sebastyanski, S.J., arrived in 1884. During his twelve-year tenure he built a rectory and a school, which, together with the church, were destroyed by fire. A larger church with two towers and two bells was begun but before completion it burned also. Mass was celebrated in the new church, erected on the same foundations, on August 7, 1887. In 1925 the congregation voted to move the church into Farwell. The old rectory and convent were demolished, and the church building dismantled and re-assembled with some additions on the new site. A new school, rectory and convent were erected."
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