Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (San Bernardino, California)
|Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral|
|Location||265 W 25th St.
San Bernardino, California
|Architectural type||Mission Revival|
|Number of spires||One|
|Bishop(s)||Most Rev. Gerald Barnes|
|Rector||Rev. Alan Vebkins, SVD|
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish was founded in 1927 by Bishop John Cantwell of Los Angeles. The first pastor assigned to the parish was the Rev. Patrick Curran. A rented house on Sierra Way initially served as a combination church and rectory. Construction of the present church building began in May 1928. It was completed in the Mission Revival architectural style in September of the same year. The present rectory was built in 1936. In addition to their parish responsibilities the parish priests also served as the chaplains of St. Bernardine, County and the State hospital in Patton, as well as the Native American Reservation at Del Rosa and Masses at Lake Arrowhead in the summer.
Our Lady of the Rosary School was opened on January 6, 1947. The Dominican Sisters from Houston, Texas served as the faculty. The convent was built in 1950. The original school building was replaced with a new facility across the street from the old one. The church building was enlarged and expanded in 1953.
- "A Short History of Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral". Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
- "Diocese of San Bernardino". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-10-01.