A new Catholic church for Birdtown Slovaks.


This file appears in: Balancing Slovak Identity and Patriotism
A new Catholic church for Birdtown Slovaks.

Monsignor Francis Dubosh's professional life as a Roman Catholic priest reflected a passion for building--both physical facilities and communities. In his first ten years as a priest, Father Dubosh took on two tough assignments under difficult circumstances, building solid foundations for two new Slovak parishes--Holy Name of Jesus in Youngstown and Our Lady of Mercy in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. In 1927, Father Dubosh was assigned to Saints Cyril and Methodius parish in Lakewood, Ohio. In the fourth year of his 40-year long pastorship, he built the beautiful church seen in the photo above, which is now the home of Transfiguration parish, a merger of the former Saint Rose of Lima and Saints Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic parishes..

Image courtesy of Jim Dubelko


This file appears in: Balancing Slovak Identity and Patriotism