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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Fayette, Ohio) | Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (Lyons, Ohio) - MS 862 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1942 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in June 2001, with the cooperation of Reverend John C. Shiffler of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Fayette, Ohio.

The collection consists of baptisms * , first communions, confirmations, marriages * , and deaths. Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series. (See order of microfilming for a detailed list of these records.)

This register and this collection was prepared by Jennifer Golis in June 2001.

* There is a seventy (70) year access restriction on baptism and marriage records. No restrictions apply to the remainder of this collection.

 Agency History

The histories of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church are closely linked. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church is a sister parish of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

Our Lady of Mercy parish began as a Station of Archbold in 1903. In 1915, the Catholics in Fayette, Ohio began attending nearby Catholic Churches instead of remaining a Station of Archbold.

In 1943, the Mission at Fayette was established because the Catholic population in Fayette was growing. The Benedictine Fathers of St. Andrews Abbey in Cleveland took charge of the Mission. The Mission bought a hall and renovated it for services and pastor's living quarters.

Our Lady of Mercy parish received their first resident pastor, Father Thomas E. Reynolds, in 1946. In this same year, the parish began serving the Mission of Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons, Ohio. When Father Reynolds left in 1948 the parish, along with the Mission of Lyons, became a Mission of St. Mary Catholic Church in Assumption. In 1952, the parish completed their church. This church is still in use today.

In 1959, Our Lady of Mercy received another resident pastor and in that same year the parish again took charge of the Mission of Our Lady of Fatima.

Mossing, Lawrence A. S.T.D. History of the Diocese of Toledo. Northern Ohio - West Central and Central Sections. Diocese of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 1985. Pages 91 - 94.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book (Our Lady of Mercy - Fayette), 2000 - 2001
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Deaths
  2. Record Book (Our Lady of Fatima - Lyons), 2000 - 2001
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Deaths

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Record Book (Our Lady of Mercy - Fayette; Our Lady of Fatima - Lyons), 1942 - 1964
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Record Book (Our Lady of Mercy - Fayette; Our Lady of Fatima - Lyons), 1964 - 1986
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  3. Record Book (Our Lady of Mercy - Fayette; Our Lady of Fatima - Lyons), 1965 - 1985
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  4. Record Book, (Our Lady of Mercy - Fayette), 1986 - 2000
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  5. Record Book (Our Lady of Mercy - Fayette), 2000 - 2001
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
  6. Record Book (Our Lady of Fatima - Lyons), 1985 - 2000
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  7. Record Book, (Our Lady of Fatima - Lyons), 2000 - 2001
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages

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