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McAllen, Texas

History

Sacred Heart Church. Priests from La Lomita Chapel in nearby Mission ministered to Catholics at McAllen from 1908 until 1911, when a mission was begun here and a wood frame chapel was built. The congregation remained under the guidance of the Rev. J. M. F. Guenneugues, O.M.I., of Mission until 1915, when the Rev. Francis A. Dupassieux, O.M.I., came to the McAllen Chapel. By 1917 a school and rectory were added and Sacred Heart became an independent parish. Sacred Heart parish has served as "Mother Church" to many missions in central Hidalgo County. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.  Marker location: 306 South 15th Street, McAllen.

Resources

McAllen Memorial Library
601 N Main St
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 688-3300  Website

Location

McAllen, TX 26° 12' 12.2652" N, 98° 13' 48.0432" W