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Holy Infant of Prague

Holy Infant of Prague

 Holy Infant Of Prague began in 1939 when Fr. John A. Bratton celebrated Mass twice a month in a vacant apartment in the newly completed Cahaba Housing Project of Trussville. A census of Trussville was completed in 1940 showing fifty Catholic families in the surrounding areas. The following year Bishop Toolen appointed Fr. Frank Giri as first Pastor in preparation for the building of the church. With the first initial donation of $5,000.00 by Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen, land was purchased on Hewitt Street. Monsignor Sheen chose the name Holy Infant of Prague and ground was broken on August 31, 1941.

Holy Infant was dedicated on May 10, 1942 by Bishop Toolen. First resident Pastor was Rev. Joseph Adams who was appointed June 21, 1947. Fr. James Gallagher became Pastor in 1951 and built the Parish Hall. Rev. Charles Bordenca was named Pastor on February 3, 1967. Fr. Bordenca enlarged the Church during his time here. Holy Infant remained around 100 to 125 families from 1969 until 1987.


Holy Infant of Prague

8090 Gadsden Hwy, Trussville, AL 35173


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