St. Mary’s in WP celebrates 180th year

WEST POINT – St. Mary’s celebrated its 180th Anniversary on Saturday, June 11th with Mass at 4 p.m. followed by a dinner in the city park.

Fr. Hoffman was joined by Keokuk Deanery priests, Fr. Flattery & Fr. Goetz, as well as past parish priests; Fr. Martin, Fr. Apo, Fr. Wilkening and Fr. McAleer. 

After Mass people enjoyed dinner, a slideshow of the parish history, and some historical artifacts, followed by fellowship and games.

The parish’s new pastor, beginning July 1st Fr. Dan Dorau, joined in for the games, taking his turn as the bingo caller.

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