St. Isidore Parish – Cuba

Founded 1873

Catholics of Czech, German and Irish descent arrived here in 1870, and by 1873, they had constructed a small stone church. By the late 1880s, they constructed an addition because of the growing parish. There were 95 contributors, with donations ranging from 25 cents to $60. The original structure, plus the 1880s addition and a 1968 addition, continues to serve the parish today.

Several Czech-speaking priests initially traveled to Cuba to celebrate Mass, before the church was built and afterward. The pioneer priest, Father Louis Mollier, came twice a month from his parish in St. Joseph, beginning in 1874.

The parish has had a resident priest only from 1893 to 1921.

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