St. Mary Catholic Church (Rock Hill, SC) History - Accession 808 - M365 (417)
Accession 808 - M365 (417)
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St. Mary's Catholic Church is located in Rock Hill, SC on Crawford Road. It was founded in 1945 by Fr Edward Wahl. St. Mary's Catholic Church states their Mission as "We the Catholic people of St. Mary Parish, historically rooted in the Black Community and integrated in the local community, strive to listen, share, challenge, and help each other. We are committed to action and will do this by carrying on God's work under the guidance of the blessed Mother and St. Martin de Porres."
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a history of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill, SC from about 1932 to 1992 written by Micheal Rukstelis titled, bRINGING iT aLL bACK hOME: A Brief History of St. Mary's Catholic Church Rock Hill, South Carolina. The church history also offers a glimpse into the lives of members of the African American community in the Crawford Road area of Rock Hill from the 1930s through the 1990s.
St. Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill History was gifted to the Archives on November 20, 1992 by Michael Rukstelis.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "St. Mary Catholic Church (Rock Hill, SC) History - Accession 808 - M365 (417)". Finding Aid 575.
LC Subject Headings
St. Mary's Church (Rock Hill, S.C.)--History; Catholic Church--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History