Building Bibliography

Building Name St Josephs Queen of Angels
Address 4100 TX-3, Dickinson, TX 77539

Building Construction & History

*Chronological from established to current

Date 1909
Property Owner  
Event Built in 1909 by a group of early Italian Immigrants and once considered the “Mother Church” to five Churches.  

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Date 1936
Property Owner  
Event Acquired a relic of the True Cross, name changed to Shrine of the True Cross

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Date 1974
Property Owner  
Event The church membership outgrew the location, a new church was erected near Interstate 45 and 517E taking the name with it. Queen of Angels 2 years later gained the current name.

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Date 1976
Property Owner Society of St. Pius X
Event The building was purchased by the Society of St. Pius X.

Built in 1909 and was once called the “mother church” to five additional churches built thereafter. Additional buildings were added, a rectory to the left and convent to the right. By the late 1940s the church have paid off debts and grown. The original building was moved from its original location to behind and north of the rectory.

“The Catholics of my missions are mostly truck growers. They have lost heavily in the last storm. If there is no help coming to us from the outside, I do not know where or how the churches will be rebuilt. Well, God will help us!” Letter written by Father Carmelo Gagliardoni, August 26, 1915 – Shrine of The True Cross