Saint Mary Assumption, Lawerenceville

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Additional Information:

Open Date:

1897

Close Date:

1993

This parish is presently located at:

Ethnicity:

Slovenian

Neighborhoods Served:

Lawrenceville

Parish History

St. Mary of the Assumption was founded in 1897 as a Slovenian parish.  In 1894, the Slovene community purchased lots on 57th Street for the building of a church.  On August 15, 1897, the first Mass was held in the new church building.  The church was dedicated on October 27, 1897.  This first church, a frame structure, remained in place until the mid 1950's.  In 1955, a new church was built, also on 57th Street.  The new church was dedicated on May 14, 1955.

As part of the diocesan reorganization and revitalization in 1993, St. Mary of the Assumption was combined with other local parishes to form St. Matthew parish.  The church itself is still being used by St. Matthew as a worship site.

Photos From the Diocesan Archive:

Interior current church, undated
Interior current church, undated

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