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History of Lafayette Catholic School System in Lafayette, Indiana

History

1850
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Black and white image of Saints Martha and Mary Church.
1850

Sts. Mary & Martha Catholic Church

  • First Catholic Church in Lafayette
  • Saints Mary & Martha School in back of Church
  • About 50 students
  • Staffed by lay teachers
1854
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Color-washed image of the original St. Bonifacius Church
1854

St. Bonifacius Church

  • Built at 10th & Ferry
1855
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1855

St. Deutsche Kathousche, St. Bonifacius Schule

  • Built next to the first St. Bonifacius Church
  • Staffed by Ursuline Sisters
1858
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a building with a steeple and trees
1858

St. Ignatius Academy for Young Ladies

  • Built and staffed by Sisters of Providence
1863
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a drawing of a church
1863

St. Boniface Church

  • Second Church built on Ninth and North Street
1866
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1866

St. Boniface School

  • Old St. Boniface Church located at Tenth and Ferry converted to St. Boniface School for forty-three years
1866
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a church with a steeple and a tower
1866

St. Mary Church

  • Dedicated on South Street
1867
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1867

St. Mary's Select School for Boys

  • Built and staffed by Holy Cross Brothers
1867
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Pencil Image of St. Ann's original design and location.
1867

St. Ann Chapel

  • Two story chapel and school built on Wabash Ave.
  • Sponsored by St. Mary Parish
  • Holy Cross Brothers teach boys
  • Sisters of Providence teach girls
1896
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a black and white photo of a building
1896

St. Lawrence Church, School, Convent, Rectory

  • All one building on Meharry Street
  • Built by St. Boniface Parish
  • Staffed by Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
1897
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brick church with steeple.
1897

St. Ann Church

  • New Church built on Wabash Ave
  • Staffed by Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
1908
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large brick building surrounded by trees and sunlight
1908

St. Boniface School

  • Constructed on North Street
1923
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large brick church with old lamp post
1923

St. Lawrence Church

  • Dedicated on Meharry Street
  • Built by St. Lawrence Parishioners
1923
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He Shepherds. We Shape. They Shine.
1923

St. Mary School

  • Merges St. Ignatius School for Girls and St. Mary School of Boys
  • Staffed by Sisters of Providence
1945
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Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception staircase to large wooden front doors.
1945

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

  • Dedicated in the formation of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
1957
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Front entrance of large tan brick building.
1957

Central Catholic High School

  • First Catholic co-ed high school in Lafayette
1987
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1987

Lafayette Catholic School System

  • Lafayette Catholic School System established
  • St. Mary  Cathedral School K-3
  • St. Boniface School 4-6
  • St. Lawrence School K-6
2020
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Squat red brick building
2020

St. Francis Early Learning Academy

  • Preschool Students Ages 3 to 5
  • Built by Lafayette Catholic School System