Monsignor Dury Visionary Circle
On August 22, 1951 Father Linus Dury was assigned Pastor of St. Nicholas Parish. The leadership of Father Dury became evident soon after his arrival. On December 08, 1962, St. Nicholas Parish was honored for a second time when Father Dury was elevated to the rank of Monsignor. On August, 15, 1963 ground was broken for a Catholic Youth Center. This beautiful building complete with an Olympic swimming pool - still the only indoor swimming pool of this size in the county - and a large gymnasium, later became port of Bishop Rosecrans High School, which named its large meeting room "Dury Hall". Monsignor Dury had a personal touch as pastor and was beloved. He handed out report cards at St. Nicholas School for each marking period to every student. He helped celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas, December the 6th, by handing a box of chocolates to every student on December 6th and giving the children a day off for St. Nicholas Day. Monsignor Dury was a priest for 43 years and was laid to rest on September 11, 1976 in Mount Olive Cemetery.
In Honor of his visionary efforts, Bishop Rosecrans High School Foundation is honored to establish the Father Dury Visionary Circle. Members of this dedicated group of individuals share his passion and commitment.
Prayerfully consider joining the Monsignor Dury Visionary Circle.
We invite you to join the Monsignor Dury Visionary Circle:
League 1: I am making a lifetime commitment of $1,000 yearly.
League 2: I want to be one of the first 1,000 to donate $1,000 per year for 5 years.
League 3: I will commit to $500 yearly for 5 years.
Mail pledges to:
1040 E. Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701