One Year Anniversary of the Passing of Fr. Don Schwalm
(1927-2018)

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Last year on February 14th—Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday—we lost our dear spiritual father and friend, Fr. Don Schwalm. He passed just as the 6:30 pm Mass was beginning at St. Hedwig.  We are grateful for the ways that he touched us and the life of our parish. We entrust him to the Lord’s mercy and care.  Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

St. Hedwig Renovation - Memorial for Fr. Don Schwalm


This life size bronze statue of the Holy Family was commissioned and installed in honor of Fr. Don Schwalm just outside the new parish activities center at Fr. Don’s childhood parish in Alma, KS.

Bronze Statue of the Holy Family installed in Alma, KS in honor of Fr. Don Schwalm

Holy Family Catholic Church in Alma, KS