St. Louis ChurchBetween the years 1824-1861 Henderson was without a church building. Father Elisha J. Durbin had the responsibility of pastoral care for
the Catholic population throughout western and southwestern Kentucky.  St. Louis Catholic Church was then built in 1861 and not until 1866 was it appointed its first resident pastor- Father William Dunn.

 

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Father Thomas F Tierney arrived in Henderson on January 5,1881 - the feast of the Holy Name.  During his 20 years here he labored to unite his growing congregation and oversee all the tasks involved in constructing a new church.  He asked for and received permission to change the name of this church to Holy Name of Jesus. In 1891 the new church located on the corner of Second and Ingram streets was completed and has remained the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

 

 

 


  

Pastors of Holy Name           Pastors of St. Louis  
Fr. Thomas F. Tierney 1881 - 1901   Fr. William J. Dunn 1866 - 1871
Fr. Edward J. Lynch 1901 - 1920   Fr. Dominic F. Crane 1871 - 1872
Fr. B. J. Boland 1920 - 1927   Fr. Thomas J. Jenkins 1872 - 1873
Fr. P.J. Dalton 1927 - 1934   Fr. A. M. Coenen 1873 - 1876
Fr. W. P. Lennartz 1934 - 1938   Fr. William Van der Hagen 1876 - 1881
Fr. Francis Smith 1938 - 1939      
Fr. Robert J. Gipperich 1939 - 1965      
Fr. Joseph V. Rhodes 1965 - 1969      
Fr. Ernest E. Willett 1969 - 1983      
Fr. C. Phillip Riney 1983 - 1989      
Fr. Thomas Clark 1989 - 1995      
Fr. J. Edward Bradley 1995 - 2011      
Fr. Larry McBride 2011 -      
         

 


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