Faithfully serving Catholics in Cedar Rapids, IA since 1858
The stagecoach which brought Father Matthias Hannon over 30 miles of rough roads in 1853 tried his patience but not his zeal when he came from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids to say the first Mass in Linn County. A small, unpretentious hotel known as the Dubuque House was the scene of this Mass.
During the next three years Father Mathias Michels was to make this journey many times. Read more . . .