Celebration of Mass in Waukee

Early Eucharistic celebrations in Waukee
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1880, First Church Built

The first Catholic church was erected in Waukee in 1880 seating 50 people.
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Father Burke Pastors the Waukee Congregation

Fr. Burke (mission pastor) starts at the parish (image of Fr. Burke unavailable).
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Fr. Francis Larkin Appointed as the First Resident Pastor

Fr Francis Larkin starts at the parish
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Fr. Daniel Sheehy joins parish

Fr. Daniel Sheehy joins parish
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Brick Church Built

Fifty families financed and built the church at 250 4th Street, which seated 200 people.
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Masses at Mining Community

Mass was held in the mining community school with Monsignor Ligutti officiating
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Fr. William Coughlin joins parish

Fr. William Coughlin was pastor from 1921 to 1936
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Priests serving St. Boniface 1936 to 1945

Priests serving St. Boniface 1936 to 1945
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Fr. Joseph Hanlon ordained to priesthood

Fr. Joseph Hanlon ordained to priesthood.
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Fr. John Aldera joins parish

Fr. John Aldera was pastor at St. Boniface from 1945 to 1953.
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Parish Hall is Built

The parish hall was constructed west of the church.
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Fr. Maurice Schulte joins parish

Fr. Maurice Schulte served as pastor of St. Boniface from 1953 until 1964.
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Fr. John Clark joins parish

Fr. John Clark joins parish
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Pre-Vatican Altar

Pre-Vatican Altar
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Parish hall remodeled

Parish hall remodeled
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Ladies Guild created

Ladies Guild created
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Fr. Tom Pfeffer joins parish

Fr. Tom Pfeffer joins parish
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Pope John Paul II visits Iowa

Pope John Paul II visits Iowa
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Reconciliation Room

Reconciliation room is added to the church.
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Sister Barbara Marshall joins parish

Sister Barbara Marshall joins parish
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Sr. Bernadette Engelhaupt hired as Pastoral Minister

Sr. Bernadette Engelhaupt hired as Pastoral Minister
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Fr. Anthony Aiello joins parish

Fr. Anthony Aiello joins parish
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Restoration of Stained Glass Windows

Restoration of Stained Glass Windows
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Sr. Theresa Engel joins church

Sr. Theresa Engel joins church
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Fr. Bob Schoemann joins parish

Fr. Bob Schoemann joins the parish in 1992
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Land acquired and ground breaking

Land acquired and ground breaking
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St. Boniface transitions to new worship space

St. Boniface transitions to new worship space
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Phase I Opens

Phase I of the new facility opens with the consecration of the altar and first mass.
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Fr. Vince Rosonke joins parish

Father Vince Rosonke is welcomed into the parish by over 630 registered families in July of 2002
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El Salvador Committee Formed

El Salvador Committee Formed. The church shown is the original Catholic Church in El Recreo that was badly damaged by earthquake.
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Phase II Pledge Drive

Phase II Pledge Drive for new worship area and classrooms.
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Phase II Opens

Phase II, which included the new sanctuary, faith formation center, parish hall and permanent offices, opened.
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2016, South Entrance to Church Redone

South entrance to the exterior of the gathering space was done.
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