Father Richard Lyons
Father Richard Lyons was the beloved pastor of All Souls Catholic Church in Sanford, Florida from October 15, 1952 to December 30, 1965. He was the 10th pastor of All Souls and the Knights of Columbus chapter was named in his honor.Father Lyons retired to ... Read more
All Souls Catholic Cemetery
The indenture for the purchase of the property on which All Souls Catholic Cemetery stands was signed by the Right Reverend John Moore, D.D., Catholic Bishop of St. Augustine and a representative of the Florida Land and Colonization Company Limited, o ... Read more
All Souls Catholic Church Sunday Bulletins
All Souls Catholic Church parishioner Paul Brefka typed the Sunday Church Bulletins for more than a decade. Prior to his death in 1977, he gave the collection to the Bogeajis family (also long time parishioners of All Souls Catholic Church) for safekeepi ... Read more
All Souls Catholic Parish History
2008 Church 1937 Church and 1887 Church (bottom) The photographs directly above and below this entry are of the first All Souls Catholic Church for which the cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1887 by Father Felix Prosper Swembergh as part of the grand Ind ... Read more
Ku Klux Klan
There is not much information to be found on the Ku Klux Klan members that tormented Catholics and Blacks in Central Florida in the 1920s but some disturbing mentions have been found in local newspapers and church histories.These excerpts from Edward Haye ... Read more
All Souls Catholic Church rectory - April 1912
Sanford Herald, April 28, 1911, no page number, col. 1-2.Parochial Residence of Father Bresnahan. The Catholic Church.Among the many changes and improvements, that have been made in Sanford during the past six months, by no means the least was raising of ... Read more
All Souls Catholic Church, rectory and school circa 1914
Postcard of All Souls Catholic rectory (constructed 1911), church (constructed 1887) and school (constructed 1912). The black and white photographic post card with colorized foliage. ... Read more
All Souls Catholic School
VIEW FRONT AND BACKAll Souls Catholic School celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the school in 1954. The school was founded during the pastorate of Father Richard Lyons after a fund raising campaign netted the money to purchase the prope ... Read more