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ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH & CEMETERY
Castroville, Texas

St. Louis Catholic Church
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Opposite Houston Square, Castroville
24 Miles W of San Antonio

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Castroville Tx St. Louis Catholic Church
St. Louis Catholic Church
Castroville

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2004
St. Louis Catholic Church Historical Marker:

St. Louis Catholic Church

Planned, according to tradition, by the Rev. Peter Richard, pastor who came from Loire, France, 1868. First (1847-51) resident pastor, the Most Rev. Claude Dubuis, returned as Bishop of Texas to lay cornerstone on July 2, 1868. Locally quarried limestone and labor of men of Parish went into the construction. First Mass was celebrated in this church by Father Richard on Aug. 25, 1870, Feast Day of St. Louis, Patron of the Parish.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1970.
Castroville Tx St. Louis Catholic Church sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Castroville Tx St. Louis Catholic Church back view
St. Louis Catholic Church back view
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Castroville Tx St. Louis Catholic cemetery
St. Louis Cemetery
1200 Jackson Street, Castroville
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St. Louis Cemetery Historical Marker:
St. Louis Cemetery
This cemetery has served the Parish of St. Louis Catholic Church since the founding of Castroville in 1844. The original burial ground is outlined by the stone wall, which was built in 1860. The earliest marked grave is that of Katharina Haldy (d. 1849), who had migrated to Texas two years earlier. Also buried here is Amelia Castro (d. 1871), the wife of Henry Castro, who founded the town. The marble and granite altar was dedicated in 1951. An annual prayer service and Mass is conducted here each November 2, in honor of All Souls' Day.
1980

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