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February 1, 2000

CARDINAL BEVILACQUA DEDICATES NEW CHURCH IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY



Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia celebrated mass and dedicated the new Corpus Christi Church in Upper Gwynedd, Montgomery County. Reverend Monsignor John C. Marine, Vicar for Montgomery County and Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Flanigan, Pastor of Corpus Christi Parish concelebrated the mass. The mass was held on Sunday, January 15, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish which is located at 920 Sumneytown Pike in Upper Gwynedd, Montgomery County.


Corpus Christi was founded in 1964. Currently, there are 3,400 families registered at Corpus Christi for a total of 12,000 parishioners.

The new church:
Holds close to 1,400
Cost $4.8 million
Funded by the generosity of parishioners and friends of Corpus Christi Parish
Designed as classical A-frame from early American/Georgian design with red brick exterior
Contains thirty new stained-glass windows
Has red oak crucifix that weighs 300 pounds, stands 14 feet high
Has 65 feet high bell tower


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