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Subject: [Irish in Chicago] Early Catholic Parishes
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 11:53:14 -0600


I found this information in one of my genealogy folders and thought it
might help.

Early Chicago Roman Catholic Parish
Organized through 1880
Parish Organized Closed Area
Old St. Mary (1) 1833
South
St. Patrick (Adams St.) (2) 1846 West
Holy Name Cathedral (3) 1849 North
St. Bridget 1850 1990 South
St. Louis (4) 1850 1871 South
St. James (Wabash Ave.) (5) 1855 South
Holy Family 1857
West
St. Patrick (95th St.) 1857 1987 South
St. John (18th St.) (6) 1859 1962 South
St. Columbkille 1859 1975 West
Immaculate Conception (7) 1859 North
Annunciation 1866 1978 West
St. Paul (12th St.) 1866 1871 West
Nativity of Our Lord 1868
South
St. Anne (Garfield Blvd.) 1869 1971 South
St. Jarlath (8) 1869 1969
West
St. Stephen (Ohio St.) (9) 1869 1952 West
St. Thomas the Apostle 1869 South
Sacred Heart (19th St.) (10) 1872 1959 West
Sacred Heart (Longwood) (11) 1874 South
St. Pius V 1874
West
All Saints (Wallace St.) 1875 1968 South
St. Vincent de Paul 1875
North
St. Agnes (Pershing Rd.) 1878 1991 South
St. Mel (12) 1878 1941
West
St. Gabriel 1880
South
Holy Angels 1880
South

Notes: 1. St. Mary's was the Cathedral prior to the Great Fire of 1871,
in which it was destroyed. When rebuilt, it becmae the parish now known
as Old St. Mary's.
2. Also known as Old St. Patrick's.
3. Began in 1846 as Holy Name of Jesus chapel at University of St. Mary
of the Lake, then located in the city. When the school closed it became
a parish. It became the Cathedral with the Great Fire in 1871.
Pre-1871 records destroyed in the fire.
4. Served both French and Irish.
5. Also known as Old St. James.
6. Also known as Old St. John's.
7. On North Park Avenue.
8. Originally known as St. Aloysius; renamed St. Jarlath by 1870.
9. Also known as Old St. Stephen.
10. Originally known as St. Stanislaus, renamed Sacred Heart in 1873.
11. Renamed St. Margaret of Scotland in 1894.
12. Established as St. Philip Benizi Mission from Our Lady of Sorrows
parish; 1888 became St. Philip Benizi Church; 1896 renamed St. Mel.
Served both Italians and Irish.

--
Kathleen Brennan Mammoser
Researching Brennan, Kennedy and Gallagher in Co. Mayo and Brennan in Co. Sligo



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