St. John the Baptist Church marks 150 years

The exterior of St. John the Baptist Church in Paris.

The exterior of St. John the Baptist Church in Paris.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paris celebrated 150 years of existence today with mass and other events.

The church had a distinguished visitor to help with the celebration — Most Reverend William Callahan, auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.

Here’s some video from the day — including the bishop’s arrival at the church in a decidedly retro mode of transportation:

And some photos:

Marijo Rommelfaenger signs a register just inside the chruch door. All those attending were encouraged to sign the record, which will go in a new time capsule.

Marijo Rommelfaenger signs a register just inside the church door. All those attending were encouraged to sign the record, which will go in a new time capsule.

About the work that went into the celebration, Michael Gallagher, chairman of the┬áChurch ┬áCommon Council, said: “It’s amazing how hard people worked to make this a success.”

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  1. Charlene Wade says:

    Hi, Im the carriage driver Charlene Wade, for the Bishop at the St. Johns 150th . I would like to know how I could get a copy of the video and the young man who took all pictures if I could get to see them please, would very much appreciate this information. The video is great.

  2. Charlene,
    I am not the one who took these photos or the video but I have some photos I would be happy to share with you. You can contact me through the website listed.
    -Paul

  3. It doesn’t appear it listed the website. Try “www.betterphoto.com/?prommel”.

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