August 1, 2023 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Families enjoy the picnic at St. Peter of Alcantara Parish in Stanley on July 15, 2023. The picnic coincided with the celebration of the parish’s 150th anniversary. COURTESY OF TERRY MURPHY

Picnic marks 150th anniversary of Stanley parish


On July 15, St. Peter of Alcantara Parish in Stanley held a picnic that coincided with the parish’s 150th anniversary. Crowds gathered to enjoy barbecue, live music, a raffle, and community. Earlier that week, Daviess County Fiscal Court had named July 15, 2023 as St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church Day in honor of the parish’s anniversary.

Mass was held on the day of St. Peter of Alcantara Parish’s picnic on July 15, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Stanley parish. The Mass was celebrated by pastor, Fr. Will Thompson, and concelebrated by previous pastor, Fr. Jegin Puthenpurackal. COURTESY OF MONICA RICE


Originally printed in the August 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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