St Louis Catholic Church
The official founding date of St. Louis Parish was August 30, 1963. What would it have been like to be one of the 663 young St. Louis families, many of whom had been members of Epiphany parish, who were starting over in a new parish to be in the unair-conditioned auditorium of Palmetto Senior High for the first Sunday Mass on September 15, 1963? If there was some reluctance it was not for long. Once everyone encountered the warmth and enthusiasm of Fr. Fred Wass, the first Pastor, they began building community through fellowship, planning and hard work. St. Louis Community News describes Fr. Wass as a father and friend, gentle, fair and wise, yet a ?comical ham? in parish variety shows.