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Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish started on August 24th 1845 when Father Casper Rehrl and ten Catholic families gathered around the dining room table of Alban Kent that served as the altar of prayer. By 1862 the parish had constructed a small wooden church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene and was served by Father Michael Haider. While serving St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Father Haider drew up plans for a church that's grandeur and beauty surpassed any churches of the area at the time. Despite initial public protests, construction on the church began. On November 10th, 1872 - after ten years of intense labor and dedication - Bishop Henni blessed the newly completed church under the patronage of Holy Name of Jesus.
Sheboygan's Catholic community continued to grow. In 1912, Father Francis Murphy, a curate of St. John's Cathedral Parish in Milwaukee visited Sheboygan at the request of the community to evaluate the need for an English speaking parish. On March 29th 1914, Father Murphy was authorized the funding necessary to build the Church now known as St. Clement.
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