CHURCHS

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August 25, 1897:  “A union Sunday school was established in Johannesburg last Sunday and is being well attended.” – The Herald

October 22, 1897  “A Sunday school is held in the hotel parlor each Sunday forenoon.”  —  Los Angeles Daily Times

January 3, 1898:  H. P. Case of Los Angeles, the Congregational Sunday school organizer for Southern California, arrived here Saturday and spoke to the Sunday school children Sunday afternoon and to the older people in the evening. As yet Johannesburg has no church or church services, and it would be well for some denomination to send a minister to occupy the field in this rapidly growing town.” – San Francisco Call

February 07, 1898:  “JOHANNESBURG, Feb. s Methodist church services will be held here tomorrow in the post office building. The need of a church building in Johannesburg is becoming more apparent every day, and an effort is now being made to raise funds to erect one.”  The Herald

February 20, 1898:  “JOHANNESBURG, Fe!’. 18.—Rev: C. Smith of Ibos Angeles preached here’ last Sabbath, and during the week has been looking over the ground with a view of establishing a church. Quite a little money, lumber and labor has been subscribed by the townspeople, and the Townsite Company has offered to donate two lots on some suitable corner. It is probable that a building will be erected at once and will be used for both church and school purposes until such time as a school district can be formed and a school house built.” – The Herald

CATHOLIC CHURCH

April 4, 1904:  “BISHOP CANTWELL HOLDS SERVICES AT RANDSBURG (Special to the Californian) Randsburg, April 1, — Rt. Rev. Bishop Cantwell of Monterey and Los Angeles, accompanied by Rev. Father Crowley, his secretary, Father Fisher of St. Michael’s, Los Angeles, and Father Fleming, missionary for the district, celebrated the annual confirmation services and mass in Santa Barbara Mission church this mornining.

Bishop Cantwell celebrated high mass a 9 o’clock and at 10 A. M., assisted by Fathers Fleming and Fahy, conducted the conducted the confirmation ritual for the following applicants:  Barbara Hurrasta, Florence Gerblick, Edward Vaughan, Fred Rinaldi, and Sarah Red.

Bishop Cantwell made an address to the confirmation class which, by unanimous consent, is said to be the finest effort of like kind which has been heard on this end of the desert in years.” – Bakersfield Californian

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