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The History behind the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Posted by Anza Bast on Aug 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The history of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church begins with the arrival of Mr. Anthony Tress from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  He came to Kissimmee in the fall of 1895 on account of poor health and before the end of the year, a Mass was celebrated at the Tropical Hotel by a Jesuit Father from Tampa.  Following the arrival of his wife, Annie and two children in 1898, a defunct bank building was used 3 times a year for Mass services.  There was only one other Catholic family in town.

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Topics: Osceola History, History, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

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