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Parishioners will celebrate cornerstone’s 100th anniversary

September 26, 2010

Pilot photo/Ida Chipman The original cornerstone of St. Michael Catholic Church, Plymouth. A celebration Mass and dinner will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of laying the cornerstone for the church.

PLYMOUTH — The 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of St. Michael Catholic Church, 611 N. Center St., Plymouth, will be celebrated with a special Mass and a buffet dinner for parishioners and friends Wednesday, Sept. 29.
“We will also be celebrating the St. Michael Feast of the Archangels Day,” Father William Kummer, pastor of the church since August of 2002, said. “Every year, we try to do something special on our name day. Last year, we dedicated our school’s new playground.”
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, of the Ft. Wayne/South Bend Diocese, will deliver the keynote address. He will also bless a memorial plaque honoring the 100th anniversary milestone and rededicate the original cornerstone.
The Bishop will celebrate the Mass at 6 p.m., followed by a roast turkey dinner provided by the Parish Pastoral Council in the school’s Activity Center. Dinner music will be played by Cynthia Boener, Beth Pare and Kelly Filson.
Father Kummer said that the church’s parishioners are looking forward to early planning of the Sesquicentennial in 2012.
“The parish’s establishment history dates back years before the most turbulent times of our nation: the War Between the States, in 1862,” Father Kummer said.
The parish of St. Michael is a living testimony to the Catholic faith of Marshall County’s pioneer citizens.
“In two more years we will celebrate that faith and those people,” Father Kummer said.

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