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St. John Mission: 100 years and still going strong

 

Last updated 9/8/2021 at 1:29pm

David Pan

Delores Borys, 92, enjoys brunch with daughter Christine Borys (left) during the Centennial Celebration for St. John Mission Sunday, Aug. 29. Delores began attending services at St. John in 1967.

Better late than never.

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of St. John Mission church, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the celebration was postponed.

A year later, congregation members gathered outside for the church's Centennial Celebration and a catered brunch. What followed was good conversation and plenty of memories. 

Until 1919, the Catholic community in Mukilteo worshiped in a home on Second Street. But later that year, St. John Mission was born. On Christmas Eve of 1919, Father Leo Hansen said the first mass.

St. John has always been a mission, meaning that it has no resid...



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