Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (San Bernardino, California)

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Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral
Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (San Bernardino, California) is located in southern California
Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (San Bernardino, California)
Our Lady of the Rosary's location in Southern California
34°08′20″N 117°17′21″W / 34.1390°N 117.2892°W / 34.1390; -117.2892Coordinates: 34°08′20″N 117°17′21″W / 34.1390°N 117.2892°W / 34.1390; -117.2892
Location 265 W 25th St.
San Bernardino, California
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website sbdiocese.wix.com/cathedral
History
Founded 1927
Architecture
Architectural type Mission Revival
Completed 1928
Specifications
Number of spires One
Administration
Diocese San Bernardino
Clergy
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Gerald Barnes
Rector Rev. Alan Vebkins, SVD

Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in San Bernardino, California, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of San Bernardino.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Our Lady of the Rosary School was opened on January 6, 1947.[1] 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.

On July 14, 1978 Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of San Bernardino.[2] Our Lady of the Rosary was named as the cathedral for the new diocese.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Short History of Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral". Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of San Bernardino". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 

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