Churches of my Ances†ors

"The 'door of faith' (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church." - Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Letter opening the Year of Faith 2013-2014
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Coal region Catholics: The story of Pottsville's Church of St. Patrick
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Good neighhors: The Tierney family and St. John the Baptist Parish, Quincy, Massachusetts

Good neighhors: The Tierney family and St. John the Baptist Parish, Quincy, Massachusetts

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Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, 841 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 - Founded 1863

Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, 841 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 - Founded 1863

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The ivy-covered St. Vincent's Catholic Church, South Boston, Massachusetts, 1891 - Located at E Street and West Third Street.

The ivy-covered St. Vincent's Catholic Church, South Boston, Massachusetts, 1891 - Located at E Street and West Third Street.

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Built in 1844, from great blocks of Quincy granite, is the former Church of Saints Peter & Paul in South Boston. Gridley J.F. Bryant, son of the famed railroad pioneer, was the architect on this Gothic revival church. This was the first Roman Catholic Church in South Boston; it was closed in 1995, and turned into condos.

Built in 1844, from great blocks of Quincy granite, is the former Church of Saints Peter & Paul in South Boston. Gridley J.F. Bryant, son of the famed railroad pioneer, was the architect on this Gothic revival church. This was the first Roman Catholic Church in South Boston; it was closed in 1995, and turned into condos.

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Sanctuary of the Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville, Pennsylvania - Photographer George Bretz, c. 1880s (This building was was erected in 1838 and torn down in 1891 to be replaced by the current church building)

Sanctuary of the Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville, Pennsylvania - Photographer George Bretz, c. 1880s (This building was was erected in 1838 and torn down in 1891 to be replaced by the current church building)

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A St. Patrick's Day tribute to the Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville, PA

A St. Patrick's Day tribute to the Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville, PA

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St. Augustine Parish, South Boston - the oldest Catholic church still standing within the Archdiocese of Boston.

St. Augustine Parish, South Boston - the oldest Catholic church still standing within the Archdiocese of Boston.

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