Lubāna Catholic Church

The first Catholic Church worships in Lubāna began in 1934. They were hold by a priest from Barkava -  M. Dukaļskis and took place in private homes, but since 1937 – in Lubāna Grammar School. Because of drainage of Lake Lubāns and dredging of the river Aiviekste, in Lubāna came in many workers with Catholic faith . The priest tried to prevent, that on Sundays the workers don’t drink away their wage and spend all the earned money, which were deeply needed in their homes and families, so M. Dukaļskis started to search for a new place to hold worships more often.

In 1938 engineer Antons Kursīts on their own expense bought an unfinished two-story wooden house on Brīvības (Freedom) Street 32. This house A. Kursīts gave to the Lubāna Catholic congregation. In this house priest M. Dukaļskis arranged an altar, provided it with icons, liturgical vessels and clothes and established the church. From this time in Lubāna Catholic Church worships are held in this building. There hasn’t been a permanent priest in Lubāna. Religious worships have always been held by Catholic priests from Barkava, Cesvaine, Madona or Gulbene.

The first reconstruction work in the church in 1961 carried out Dean J. Grišāns. He took example from a church in Rugāji - he took out space of the church ceiling and connected the whole room in one, supplemented church with presbyter, sacristy and choir room. These repairs attended Diures, Darbaki, Klūgas, Leoni, etc.

In 1974, priest J. Vaivods renovated the interior of the church.

In 2013, various exterior repairs were done, but in 2014 – interior repairs.

Priests, who have worked in Lubāna Catholic Church:

Dukaļskis Mikels         1934. – 1943. V

Grauds (Pizāns) Jānis  1940. 20. VI – 1943.17. V

Krumpāns Ļudvigs     1943.17. V – 1944. 12. X

Kokars Jōns     1944. 4. XI – 1947. 5. III

Zirnis Gregors 1946. 2. X – 1948. 15. X

Mičuls Jezups  1946. 2. X – 1951. 7. V

Lelobōrds Kazimirs     1948. 15. X – 1955. 28. XI

Gulgāns Jezups           1951. 1. IV – 1952. 19. V

Grišāns Jezups 1952. 23. IV – 1973. 7. XII

Vaivods Jānis  1973. X – 1974. 16. X

Čygons Roberts          1974. 16. X – 1977. 1. IX

Mičuls Jezups  1977. 1. IX – 1982. 23. IV

Mukāns Juris   1982. 23. IV – 1987. 22. XII

Cymanovskis Alberts  1987. 22. XII – 1997. IX

Zagorskis Juris 1997. IX – 1998. IX

Kornaševskis Jāzeps    1998. IX – 1999. IX

Rasnacis Rihards         1999. IX – 2002. 8. XII

Ozoliņš Māris  2002. 8. XII – 2010. 11. VII

Kazakevičs Andrejs    2010. 18. VII