Assumption Parish and School marks a century of faith and Catholic education

Nov 05, 2021 439

BY: Liliana Aceves

For the past 100 years, Assumption Catholic Parish and School has been a staple of the small yet faithful community in Welby. A humble church that sprouted from the hard work of Italian immigrants in 1912 has marked a milestone anniversary thanks to the dedication of parishioners and the grace of God. In the 1920s, Father John Giambastiani launched a religious education program for the young parishioners, creating the foundation for what would be 100 years of education.

Assumption Parish and School, a landmark of Welby which has celebrated many sacraments and graduations, has been hosting events throughout the year to honor this momentous occasion. Many parishioners that have been a part of the parish through their family history and as attendees themselves reminisced and celebrated the parish and school at a gala held Oct. 23.

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