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Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

 

St. Thomas Church AltarJim Koen

Left - Altar of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1897. Description: Baptismal font, above it is a picture of "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Notice the coal oil lanterns with light reflectors and potted plants. Left of altar is a picture of "The Sacred Heart of Jesus". Centered above the Tabernacle is "St. Thomas the Apostle of India". The altar letters "IHS" signify "Jesuit Order". Picture: "Immaculate Heart of Mary". Above the Sacristy door is pictured "St. Patrick of Ireland". Notice the snakes at the bottom of his staff. Three rows of pews appear the same as when we attended service. Written on the back of the photograph is "Interiore della Cappella di San Thommaso Apos. A.D. 1897 rest. The author wishes to thank Louise Slavec for her assistance and encouragement.

Right - Father Jim Koenigsfeld, 1970. Description: Taken from the Denver Post. Photograph was taken near the Sacristy door. The caption says, "Father Jim Koenigsfeld sits in a pew of St. Thomas Church, where he served Sopris. Now Father Jim's gone, the church empty."

 

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Left - Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1969. Photograph by Alfred Vigil.

Right - Well dressed parishioners, possibly attending the unveiling of the restored altar. Original frame constructed church now has an adobe addition on the left. Priest visible in doorway. There seems to be an outhouse behind the adobe room. Winter wind, trees without leaves in church yard. Curious twig like bundles carried by some parishioners and button-tie shoes on the boys.

 

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Left - Saint Thomas the Apostle Cathoilc Church, 1964. Photograph by Robert "Gus" Langowski.

Right - Saint Thomas the Apostle Cathlic Church School, 1940. Photograph by Martin "Red" Vigil.

 

First Holy CommunionFirst Holy Communion

Left - First Holy Communion, Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Right - List of Names.

 

Holy Communion 1945Holy Communion 1947

Left - 1945 Holy Communion, Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Right - 1947 Holy Communion, Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

 

First Holy Communion

Left - First Holy Communion

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