Fr Peter Duggan

FR. PETER DUGGAN

Second Pastor

1978-1984

Father Duggan was assigned as pastor during the summer of 1978.  One of his first projects was to remodel the rectory, part of which had been used for parish offices.  The convent, which had been vacated by the sisters who had been assigned elsewhere, was renamed the Parish Office, the center of all parish business.  The parish school had expanded to eight grades and a kindergarten.  The Parish Council continued  as a vital force in the parish, a Parish Renewal program was initiated, the duties of the Youth Minister were expanded, and the School Board was organized.  In addition, the youth organized RAW, a Run and Walk-a-thon fund raiser, and the Fall Fest began its yearly celebration.  During that time, Terry Marcell, the first permanent Deacon, was ordained, the RCIA program was begun, and Baptism by immersion was introduced.