ST. PETER OF ALCANTARA HISTORY
In this undated photo, parishioners gather in front of St. Peter of Alcantara Parish in Stanley, Kentucky. The first church was built in 1873 for the cost of $4,000. A second church was built in 1922.

Approximately 1975 with Father Asplund
This is the older alter before the renovation
Father Nahstoll and a First Communion Class
1976 first Communion Class with Father Richard Powers
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1922 TO PRESENT

A History of St. Peter of Alcantara Parish, Stanley, Kentucky
Submitted by Fr. Paul Powell, Pastor

Two gentlemen by the names of John Gaw and N.M. Lancaster first proposed the idea of building a church in the area of Oakford in western Daviess County. After two meetings, sufficient funds were raised to build the church and the location at Bernard Hill was decided upon. The first priest involved was Father Eugene Callahan of Owensboro, who attended the planning meetings. The building committee consisted of Thomas J. Monarch, John Gaw, N.M. Lancaster, J.C. Grant and T.C. Hill. At a cost of $4,000.00, the church was constructed in 1873 and was dedicated by Bishop McClosky (Louisville).