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Saint Maurice at Resurrection
Catholic Church

Founded on June 12, 1970

Start Year.....1970

The history of St. Maurice at Resurrection Church is a “tale of two churches”: St. Maurice Church and Resurrection Church.

St. Maurice Church was founded in 1970 when the Archdiocese of Miami decided to establish a new parish on donated land that was once Smith’s Stables. The interior of the original horse barn was converted into a church, but the exterior still retained the appearance of a stable. Thus the church became known as “The Church of the Stable.”

The church’s first pastor was Father David Russell, followed in 1976 by Father Sean Mulcahy, who served the parish for 22 years. During Father Mulcahy’s time, he spearheaded the Hunger Program Ministry that still thrives today. In 1998, Father Joe Cinesi was appointed pastor until 2000. Then Father Roger Holoubek took the reins until his retirement in 2016, when Msgr. Jean Pierre became the pastor. St. Maurice was also known for the preschool and day care center that supported the community.

On April 26, 2014, St. Maurice moved into the unique A framed church in Dania Beach, where we became the current St. Maurice at Resurrection Catholic Church.

The Church of the Resurrection of our Lord, on the other hand, was founded in 1958 and started with 450 families. In the absence of an actual church building, they celebrated Mass at various locations. In 1961, Augustinian priests served the parish with Father John Vrana serving as the first pastor. Archbishop Coleman Carroll dedicated the parish’s distinctive A frame church building on Palm Sunday, 1963.

Dedicated pastors and parishioners over the years added the present rectory and the east transept of the church. Augustinian Father Michael Hughes spearheaded the addition of a gathering space, the west transept, and beautiful stained-glass windows, which he had designed. The church building was rededicated in 1992.

When Augustinian Father Anthony J. Tomasulo succeeded Father Hughes in 1999, he added a Peace Garden, and formed an active St. Vincent de Paul Society.

On Oct. 1, 2009, the Church of the Resurrection of our Lord closed its doors and was merged with St. Maurice.

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