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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church (Newton, Massachusetts)

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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church
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CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
Membership2,000
Websitewww.maryimmaculateoflourdes.org
History
Former name(s)St. Mary's Church
Founded1870
Founder(s)Rev. John McCarthy
DedicationCardinal William Henry O'Connell
Dedicated24 November 1910
Architecture
Architect(s)Edward P. T. Graham
Architectural typeRomanesque Revival & Italianate
Years built1909-1910
Groundbreaking3 October 1909
Construction cost$150,000
Specifications
Tower height135 ft (41 m)
MaterialsRed brick, terra-cotta tiles
Bells3
Administration
ParishMary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Boston
Clergy
Pastor(s)Rev. Charles J. Higgins
Laity
Director of musicMrs. Bobbie Hoffmann
Business managerSharon Hogan
Religious education coordinatorJean Johnson

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, also referred to as St. Mary's, is a Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Boston located in Newton, Massachusetts. Its pastor is Father Charles J. Higgins. The parish is known locally as one of the few Boston parishes to offer the Tridentine Mass.

History

St. Mary's is the first catholic parish in the city of Newton established in 1870 before the erection of a Gothic revival wooden chapel Catholics in Newton worshiped in private houses eventually they rented out a Hall. Until 1867 when the first chapel was built on Eillot Street. Eventually the parish outgrew there church so in 1909 Edward P. T Graham was hired to build the church on Eillot street today it was then that the church was rededicated to Mary Immaculate of Lourdes.[1]

In 2004 the Archdiocese had put Mary Immaculate on the closing list of churches. However, in 2006 the Cardinal had reconsidered his plan to close the church and decided to close St. Phillip's Church in Waban instead. He moved the Tridentine Mass from Holy Trinity in the South End to Mary Immaculate of Lourdes saving the 149 year old parish from near extinction.[2]

Architecture

The church is designed in the Romanesque style with Italianate features.[3]

Mass times

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Mass Times[4]
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Novus Ordo 7:30 AM

9:00 AM

5:30 PM

7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM
Traditional Latin High Mass 10:30 AM
Traditional Latin Low Mass 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 5:30 PM 12:30 PM 9:00 AM
Sunday Vigil (Novus Ordo) 4:00 PM

Holy Days: as announced

List of pastors

Pastors of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, 1870–present[3]
Pastor Years Assistant Years Assistant Years
Fr. Michael X. Caroll 1870-71 none 1870-71 none 1870-71
Fr. Michael Dolan 1871-85 unknown 1870-

1906

Fr. Michael E. Begley 1880-85
Fr. Martin O'Brien 1885-90 Fr. Daniel J. Gleeson 1886-88
Fr. Nathaniel J. Merritt 1888-89
Fr. J.M. Gallagher 1889
Fr. Matthew J. Flaherty 1889-90
Fr. Timothy J. Danahy 1890-1923 Fr. T.J. Murphy 1890
none 1890-92
Fr. Edward Connolly 1892
Fr. Cornelius J. Riordan 1893-1905
Fr. Michael F. Callahan 1906
Fr. Frederick J. Allchin 1906-08 Fr. Dennis H. Donovan 1907
Fr. Dennis H. Donovan 1907-23 unknown 1907-14
Fr. Eugene A. Maguire 1914-17
unknown 1917-28
Fr. Dennis H. Donovan 1923-34 Msgr. Frederick G. Driscoll 1923-28
Msgr. Michael J. Houlihan 1928-29 Fr. John D. Lyons 1928
Fr. John D. Lyons 1928-32 unknown 1928-31
Fr. William E. Kerrigan 1932-34 Fr. Daniel F. Dunn 1931
unknown 1931-1947
Fr. Daniel F. Dunn 1931-39
Fr. William J. O'Connell 1935-50
Fr. Thomas A. Dwyer 1939-44
Fr. Joseph C. Foley 1944-47
Fr. Joseph E. Ryan 1947-48
Msgr. John J. Mulhacy 1947-55
Fr. Joseph F. Donoghue 1948-49
Fr. Edmund L. Loughlin 1949
Fr. Francis P. Foley 1949-1950
Fr. Alexander J. McCarthy 1950
Msgr. John R. Wall 1950-57 Fr. Alfonso G. Palladino 1951
unknown 1951-54
Fr. Phillip J. King 1954
unknown 1954-66
Fr. Francis A. Regan 1957
Msgr. Daniel F. Riordan 1957-70 Fr. William C. Carroll 1957-59
Fr. Joseph E. McDonald 1959-64
Fr. Stanislaus Miaskiewicz 1964-71
Fr. Nicholas J. Mullen, SM 1966
unknown 1967-78
Fr. Michael F. Doocey 1970-94
Fr. Robert L. Connors 1971-77
Fr. Robert P. Deeley 1978-81
Fr. Robert J. Doherty 1978-79
unknown 1979-91
Fr. Gilbert S. Phinn 1981-83
Fr. Thomas F. Nestor 1983-85
Fr. John B. McCormack 1985-86
Dcn. George H. Messinger 1988-93
Fr. Mark A. Mahoney 1991-92
Fr. Joseph L. Welsh 1994-95 unknown 1992-2014
unknown 1993-2014
Fr. Stephen A. Koen II 1995-2002
Fr. Kenneth A. LeBlanc 2002-2006
Fr. Charles J. Higgins 2006-
none 2014-15 none 2014-15

Vocations

Diocesan priests/deacons[3]

  • Rev. Michael E. Begley, deceased
  • Rev. William S. Carpenger
  • Rev. Richard F. Cronin
  • Rev. Msgr. Edmund Daley, deceased
  • Rev. William J. Melea
  • Rev. Joseph Meredith, deceased
  • Rev. Thomas F. Motherway, deceased
  • Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Murphy
  • Rev. Msgr. John E. Murphy
  • Rev. Robert F. Reardon
  • Rev. Bernard J. Smith, deceased
  • Rev. John E. Sheridan
  • Deacon George Messinger

Religious priests[3]

Name Religious Order Notes
Fr. William Burke Society of Jesus (Jesuits) possibly

deceased

Fr. Leo J. Geraci Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatine Fathers) deceased
Fr. Robert Langlois Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) deceased
Fr. Victor Leeber Society of Jesus (Jesuits) deceased

Religious sisters[3]

Name Religious name Religious Order Notes
Nancy Braceland Sr. Nancy Bernadette Sisters of St. Joseph, Nashua, NH
Mary Corbett Sr. Mary Elizabeth Sisters of St. Joseph, Framingham, MA deceased
Agnes Dugan Sr. Miriam Joseph Sisters of Charity, Halifax deceased
Sophie R. Jacobs Sr. Mary Mammertus Sisters of St. Joseph, Framingham, MA possibly

deceased

Mary F. Murphy Sr. Mary Cordia Sisters of Mercy, New York City, NY possibly

deceased

Winifred Shields Sr. Winifred Shields Daughters of the Heart of Mary deceased
Ann Stevenson Sr. Ann Stevenson Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Lynn, MA

References

  1. ^ "Centennial Yearbook" (PDF).
  2. ^ "From near extinction, Newton's Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish is on the rise".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Parish History of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Mary Immaculate of Lourdes - Parish Information". maryimmaculateoflourdes.org. Retrieved 2016-10-18.

External links

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