The new brick church building was dedicated by the Most Reverend Charles D. White, Bishop of the Spokane Diocese on December 8, 1928. The first Mass was offered on Christmas Eve.
In 1926, a Catholic
resident of Cheney, Mr. Mike Weippert left $5,000 from his estate for a
building fund for a new church. Father
Gerald Feisst, resident pastor at the time, appointed Miss Elizabeth Goerling,
Al D. Walker, and Mrs. W.R. Bernard, the building and finance committee to work
on the construction of a new church.
It was decided to
tear down the old Mission Church and erect the new St. Rose of Lima Church on
the same site. All the furniture was
stored during the construction and Mass was offered on Sundays in the St.
Paul's Episcopal Church at 610 C St.
The new structure
cost approximately $12,000, and many things from the old church were used in
the new including the bell, the beautiful velvet drapes on the doors of the
confessional, and the organ.
The new brick church
building was dedicated by the Most Reverend Charles D. White, Bishop of the
Spokane Diocese on December 8, 1928. The
first Mass was offered on Christmas Eve.
This St Rose of Lima
church building was used until the construction of a new church on North 5th
Street, which was dedicated April 8, 1970.
The stained glass
windows were removed from the building before it was sold to the university and
was re-dedicated as the Native American Studies department.