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Father John Alleman, frontier priest, having taken holy orders in 1834 at age 30, spent his life ministering to people in new heartland settlements with no roots and few traditions. In 1851 he came to the city of Rock Island where he built the first Catholic Church in Rock Island County: St. James, later St. Mary’s. It was completed in 1857.
As he traveled the large eastern Iowa territory to which he was assigned, Fr. Alleman, we may assume, worked side by side with his people, engaging in the physical labor of building churches as well as performing baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the spirit of Fr. Alleman lives on in the halls and environs of Alleman High School, home of the “Pioneers.” The pioneer spirit reaches far beyond the Quad-Cities because since opening its doors in 1949, Alleman has graduated over eleven thousand students, and has alumni in all fifty states as well as countries around the globe. Just as Fr. Alleman worked side by side with and for the members of his frontier parishes, the teachers and staff at Alleman are committed to working with you for the spiritual and temporal education and edification of your most precious children.
If you would like to know more about the education available at Alleman Catholic High School, call or write us or return to the homepage and click on “Admissions Inquiry Form.” To read more about Fr. Alleman, click on his name on the left side of this page.
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Alleman High School develops a faith-filled community by exemplifying gospel values through Catholic education.