The Catholic Faith was brought from Maryland about 1730 to Conewago which became an important Jesuit mission foundation.
From here the faith spread over a great area of Pennsylvania and Western Maryland.
A log chapel was built . . . — — Map (db m180227) HM
When the church was constructed in 1787, there was only a weather vane on the roof.
In 1830, a cupola was built, and a bell cast in 1816 in Belgium and weighing 300 pounds was installed. This bell was removed in 1891, sent first to . . . — — Map (db m159890) HM
The stone used in the construction of this building are from the Robert Owings "Mass House," which was erected approximately one-half mile directly north of this site on a 500 acre tract of land granted to him in 1732 by Lord Baltimore. . . . — — Map (db m159893) HM