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St. Helen Parish bulletins collection

Identifier: CSC-036


Collection of bulletins and other miscellaneous materials primarily from Saint Helen's Parish in Riverside, Ohio, dating from 1966 until 2014 and a small number of bulletins from the Church of the Ascension in Kettering, Ohio, dating from 2006 until 2010. Miscellaneous items from


  • 1966-2014

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Biographical / Historical

Saint Helen's Parish in Riverside, Ohio, was founded in 1953 when Fr. James Krusling was appointed pastor of the parish. The parish grew rapidly and in early 1964, the large amount of families with children prompted the parish to open a school for the education of the upwards of 500 Catholic students in the area. The first church for the parish was dedicated in 1959. The Church of the Ascension in Kettering, Ohio, was founded as a parish in 1956 after a call from then-Archbishop Alter of CIncinnati for Father Arnold Witzman to move to Dayton to organize a new parish. The school building for the Church of the Ascension was completed in 1956, the rectory in 1960, the basement church in 1962, and the convent in 1966. The parish continued to grow since its inception in 1956, with a new church being completed in 1988 which is used to this day.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



All materials in the collection are arranged chronologically in each succeeding folder. The collection starts with the materials from Saint Helen's Parish and is followed by the few materials from the Church of the Ascension.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nicoletta Hary.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Finding aid for the St. Helen Parish bulletins collection
Stephanie Soule
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Repository Details

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