St. Anne Parish History

Timeline of
St. Anne
Catholic Church
Events from 1900-1949

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1905-1909 Benedictine priests from Mt. Angel Abbey, Saint Benedict, Oregon, took over St. Anne parish from 1905 to 1909 due to a shortage of diocesan clergy. 1910—The St. Anthony chapel car of the Catholic Extension Society visited Grants Pass on March 3, 1910. 1922—Father George Coupal, brother of Father S.A. Coupal, pastor of St. Anne, celebrated his first Mass at St. Anne after his ordination to the archdiocesan priesthood in December, 1922. 

1944-1946 Father Augustine Meyer, pastor of St. Anne, resumed saying Mass on a regular basis at St. Patrick of the Forest church in Cave Junction in 1944. He began celebrating Mass on alternate weeks between St. Patrick and Holy Family church in Glendale in 1945. St. Anne parish served three stations by 1946: Cave Junction, Glendale and Provolt. 

1948-1949 Father Meyer began construction of a gymnasium opposite St. Anne church in September, 1948. The building which served as a parish recreation and social hall, accommodated 300 persons and was located on what is now 8th and N.E. ‘C’ Streets. Archbishop Edward Howard dedicated the hall on September 18, 1949. Father Dan Kelly was pastor at its dedication.