St. Elizabeth

One Hundred Years a Parish

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish
1906 - 2006

On November 19, 2006, the parish of St. Elizabeth of Hungary celebrated one hundred years of service to the Schnitzelburg neighborhood and the city of Louisville. Her rich and diverse history is chronicled in this series, One Hundred Years a Parish.

The series consists of three parts, telling the story of the parish, beginning with the story of the patroness herself, to the immigration of German-Catholics to the Louisville area, to the formation of the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in 1906, to present day. Currently, Part One and Part Two are available.

Also available on DVD are the centennial celebration masses from both the St. Elizabeth Parish and her sister church, St. Therese Parish, which also celebrated her one hundred year anniversary in 2006.

Finally, there will a commemorative DVD on the closing of the St. Rose School in 2004.

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All DVD's include bonus materials, such as historical still photographs from the parish's rich one hundred year old past. As the parish's de facto archivist, I have had access to hundreds of photographs from both the church and parishioners, and have been digitizing them over the years for the documentary as well as for preservation. I have spread them out across all the DVD's in this series. These include numerous photographs like the one above taken by a cirkut camera during the 1920's and 30's. All photographs are available to view directly from the DVD as a slide show, as well as being available as high resolution images for viewing and printing from any computer with a DVD drive.

Part One: Big Hearts, Big Ideas

Part Two: Cherish Beauty, Practice Compassion

Part Three (coming in Spring 09)

The Closing of St. Rose School (coming in Spring 09)

Centennial Celebration

St. Therese Lisieux Parish: Centennial Celebration



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