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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church: About Our Parish

www.sacredheartpinehurst.org [cached]

Father William J. Dillon, our first pastor, was one of these brave and dedicated priests. He came to the Sandhills in 1911, serving: Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Sanford, Hamlet, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro, Monroe, Hope Mills, Ohio and Gibson - an area of about 1,550 square miles. Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst began as a mission of St. Anthony of Padua in Southern Pines, serving the seasonal needs of the Irish Catholic employees of the Carolina Hotel. These maids, servants and chauffeurs would work and worship here in the fall and spring and move to the New England hotels for the summer months. With the help of many non-Catholic residents, visitors and parishioners, Father Dillon raised funds to build our Old English Gothic style church. He laid the cornerstone in 1919. The beautiful stained glass windows, noted for the detail and brilliant colors, were donated in the early twenties and now adorn this new church. In 1927, the rectory was built as a "Clergy Rest House" to accommodate priests from all over the country who came to Pinehurst for a vacation. Among the distinguished priests to visit were Archbishop Fulton Sheen and several Roman Curia dignitaries. In 1948 the dwelling that became the Maryhurst Retreat House, and later, the Parish Center, was donated to the Dioceses. The old church served Parish needs well for over seventy years. Father Dillon was originally buried beside the old church, but has since been exhumed and buried in the cemetery of Our Lady of Guadeloupe in Newton Grove, NC.

Many changes took place in the 1970's. Retirees were joined by families and younger people attracted by the employment opportunities. Monsignor John A. Brown, who followed Father Dillon as Pastor (1942-1959) and again (1970-1975), witnessed the beginning of this growth in the parish.


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kofcnc.org [cached]

FATHER WILLIAM J. DILLON

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FATHER WILLIAM J. DILLON
The name of this Assembly, Fr. William J. Dillon, was selected to honor the priest that covered over 15.000 square miles in this area beginning in 1911.He established the Church in; Fayetteville, Southern Pines; Pinehurst; Sanford; Hamlet; Laurenburg; Rockingham; Wadesboro; Monroe; Hope Mills and more.Fr. Dillon is buried in Pinehurst, next to the old Sacred Heart Church where he was the first Pastor.


Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church - Pinehurst NC

www.sacredheartpinehurst.org [cached]

Father William J. Dillon, our first pastor, was one of these brave and dedicated priests.He came to the Sandhills in 1911, serving: Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Sanford, Hamlet, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro, Monroe, Hope Mills, Ohio and Gibson - an area of about 1,550 square miles.Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst began as a mission of St. Anthony of Padua in Southern Pines, serving the seasonal needs of the Irish Catholic employees of the Carolina Hotel.These maids, servants and chauffeurs would work and worship here in the fall and spring and move to the New England hotels for the summer months.With the help of many non-Catholic residents, visitors and parishioners, Father Dillon raised funds to build our Old English Gothic style church.He laid the cornerstone in 1919.The beautiful stained glass windows, noted for the detail and brilliant colors, were donated in the early twenties and now adorn this new church.In 1927, the rectory was built as a "Clergy Rest House" to accommodate priests from all over the country who came to Pinehurst for a vacation.Among the distinguished priests to visit were Archbishop Fulton Sheen and several Roman Curia dignitaries.In 1948 the dwelling that became the Maryhurst Retreat House, and later, the Parish Center, was donated to the Dioceses.The old church served Parish needs well for over seventy years.Father Dillon was originally buried beside the old church, but has since been exhumed and buried in the cemetery of Our Lady of Guadeloupe in Newton Grove, NC.

Many changes took place in the 1970's.Retirees were joined by families and younger people attracted by the employment opportunities.Monsignor John A. Brown, who followed Father Dillon as Pastor (1942-1959) and again (1970-1975), witnessed the beginning of this growth in the parish.


Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church - Pinehurst NC

www.sacredheartpinehurst.org [cached]

Father William J. Dillon, our first pastor, was one of these brave and dedicated priests.He came to the Sandhills in 1911, serving: Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Sanford, Hamlet, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro, Monroe, Hope Mills, Ohio and Gibson - an area of about 1,550 square miles.Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst began as a mission of St. Anthony of Padua in Southern Pines, serving the seasonal needs of the Irish Catholic employees of the Carolina Hotel.These maids, servants and chauffeurs would work and worship here in the fall and spring and move to the New England hotels for the summer months.With the help of many non-Catholic residents, visitors and parishioners, Father Dillon raised funds to build our Old English Gothic style church.He laid the cornerstone in 1919.The beautiful stained glass windows, noted for the detail and brilliant colors, were donated in the early twenties and now adorn this new church.In 1927, the current rectory was built as a "Clergy Rest House" to accommodate priests from all over the country who came to Pinehurst for a vacation.Among the distinguished priests to visit were Archbishop Fulton Sheen and several Roman Curia dignitaries.In 1948 the dwelling that became the Maryhurst Retreat House, and later, the Parish Center, was donated to the Dioceses.The old church served Parish needs well for over seventy years.Father Dillon is buried beside the old church.

Many changes took place in the 1970's.Retirees were joined by families and younger people attracted by the employment opportunities.Monsignor John A. Brown, who followed Father Dillon as Pastor (1942-1959) and again (1970-1975), witnessed the beginning of this growth in the parish.


Untitled Document

www.saint-patricks-church.com [cached]

St. Patrick's Parish was founded by Father William Dillon in 1923 when he was based at St. Nicholas' Church, Lawford's Gate. There was no house or church - and only six parishioners! Father Dillon lived with Parishioners until the house was purchased on Blackswarth Road.

It was a proud day when the new church was opened in 1923. It cost £14,000. Father Dillon became a prominent public figure and was honoured by both his adopted city, where he was elected on to the Education Committee and by the Church - he became both a Monsignor and a Canon. He never moved from St. Patrick's and remained parish priest for 32 years until his death in 1955. His funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Bristol. The police lined the streets from the City Centre to Avonview Cemetery and over 100 cars followed the hearse.
Canon Dillon has become part of St. Patrick's folk history and in his foresight he purchased a site extending over six acres. This made the present redevelopment possible.

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