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Old st. mary church - john patrick publishing company

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1 – 167 old st. mary church & holy trinity church ... can also read the weekly bulletin there. ... mayfair | northeast | st. barnabas. st. thomas aquinas | ...
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&Holy Trinity ChurchOld St. Mary ChurchLocated on 4th Street above SpruceEstablished in 1763 as “Mission No. 1”of Old St. Joseph chapel, Old St. Mary’sbecame the prestigious Catholic Churchof colonial Phila. Close to the State House(Independence Hall) where the FoundingFathers declared independence andfashioned a new nation. St. Mary’swas chosen as the site for the offi cialobservance of the 3rd anniversary ofthe Declaration of Independence. OnJuly 4, 1779 the Founding Fathers ofthe Continental Congress gathered herefor the solemn TE DEUM service. From1810 - 38 Old St. Mary’s was the fi rstCathedral for the Diocese of Phila. In1832 a theological training center wasstarted at Old St. Mary’s rectory; it grewto become St. Charles Seminary. In 1979the church was remodeled.Holy Trinity ChurchLocated at 6th & Spruce StreetsHoly Trinity parish was formed in1784 at the initiative of German-speaking Catholics, the first Germannational parish in the U.S. The Churchappears today almost exactly as...
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