Founder First Catholic Church in Phoenix, 1881The first priest ordained in Arizona, Father Edouard Gerard, attended the Catholic people of Phoenix from Florence, Arizona, where he was the pastor of the Church of the Assumption from 1877 to 1885. For many years, Father Gerard was Vicar General of the Vicariate Apostolic and Diocese of Tucson. In recognition of his service to the Church, he was named Domestic Prelate by Pope Pius XI. This devoted French missionary died in Prescott, on Christmas Day, 1936, and is buried in Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson.
|Placed By||Diocese of Phoenix and Arizona Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 400623 N 3701742|
|Decimal Degrees||33.45050000, -112.06925000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 27.03', W 112° 4.155'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 27' 1.80" N, 112° 4' 9.30" W|
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|Area Code(s)||602, 480, 520, 623, 928|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 E Monroe St, Phoenix AZ 85004, US|
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