PHOTOS: Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday in Brush Creek

Father Greg Oligschlaeger, Historical St. Peter Church, April 28, 2019


Father Greg Oligschlaeger, pastor of Holy Rosary parish in Monroe City and St. Stephen parish in Indian Creek, offers Mass in historical St. Peter Church in Brush Creek on April 28, Divine Mercy Sunday. Many who have familial ties to St. Peter Church, built in the 1860s and used every Sunday until the parish closed in 1968, attended the Mass. The church stands at the site of where Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton (1854-97) , a candidate for sainthood, was baptized. Born into slavery on a nearby plantation, Fr. Tolton eventually became the Roman Catholic Church's first black priest. (42 photos)