This was a news story in the Augusta Chronicle in late 1987. I was the MC for the dedication/consecration of Saint Teresa's Church in Augusta. It was a box of a building with no architectural significance and cinder block inside. At this site, the parish never grew larger than about 600 families.
More than 20 years ago, this building and the entire church campus was sold to a Baptist church and moved further west in the Augusta metro area. It's new church is of architectural significance and quite beautiful. It will soon eclipse the largest parish in our diocese, which is in Augusta, and become the largest.
The way I look today and in this photo are indistinguishable, thanks be to God to whom all glory is given!
Please note the bishop's contemporary chasuble with the outside stole:
Why did this parish fail?
You sere a lot shorter, too!
That is you in front, right?
Did not really fail, just in a bad location with a very eccentric pastor. It was land locked too. Where it is now has a huge tract of land and where Augusta is booming.
Thanks Father McDonald. Sounds like the planners goofed!
Seriously, that is a good photo that captures history. Parishes come and go over time, with few exceptions.
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