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Churc Petersburg II I I I Donald Hug, right, serves the parish as a permanent deacon. He was ordained in 1983. Much of his service is spent in visitin 8 nursing homes and the sick, preaching and conducting Bible Study sessions. He and his wife, Linda, live in Wheatland, Ind. The rectory, below, was completed in 1952 by Father Raymond Reising, for about $4000. The church interior, bottom, was renovated in time for the :1947 Centennial Year GelebraUon, with new ceiling paint, refinished floors, and the erection of a canopy above the altar. The new altar facing the people was installed' by Father Lawrence Vieck, pastor from 1966-73, ; been the only Catholic r for more thark 140 years, rg is extremely important, according to Father Leo Kiesel, pastor L .Jr of Pik-County, and quite aware of the sometimes uncondor- lnations. The fact that Petersburg is the county seat adds impor- parish priest. The church must be present and the priest must be Lg to a parish history published in 1966. "Due to a scarcity of ts of the diocese, little support ould be offered to maintain a resi- lics in other places demanded their presence there," according to sburg was for ninety-nine years a mission that shifted about from nd Bisriops were able to do considering the good of their whole ot until 1946 that a resident pastor was appointed. Bishop Henry :st resident Catholic pastor in Pike county. Father Wolf had served and Vincennes, before being named to his first pastorate at sr Ioh P. 13!on, from Vincennes, according to the parish history. a 01urch'was built that same year, but its location is Uncertain, )sen deeded to Bishop de St. Palais, but no church was built at nal owners, identified as "John B. Hannah and Hahala Hannah, urg ay have been attended by visiting priests from Vincennes, mtingbUrg, visited by Father Placidus Zarn, O.S.B. A small frame ,n The church was blessed by Abbot Fintan Mundweiler, O.S.B., See STS. PETER AND PAUL page 11 L ?eter d Paul WalnUt Street .rg, lxtdiana 47567 L2) 354-6942 .................... Father Leo C. Kiesel ................... Mrs. Mary Jean Julian ms Schedule ............................ 5:15 p.m. ....................... 8:00, 10:00 a.m.