The 175th. Anniversary Souvenir Book was published by the Parish to mark the October 5th. 2003 occasion and holds many interesting and historic accounts of the preceding One-Hundred-and-Seventy-Five years of Charlestown, and particularly of its growing Catholic population. As with our other publications it holds many references to, and accounts of, parishioners and members of the Charlestown community.
There are also notable historic accounts of Charlestown and the development of the Catholic community here. Click the link to download and read. Depending on the speed of your local Internet connection it may take a few minutes to download the entire 26Mb pdf file to your computer. You will need Adobe Reader to read the document.
St Mary’s Charlestown, 125th Anniversary Commemorative Book
To commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Saint Mary’s Parish this book was published in 1953. Click to open and read. See mention of many local residents of Charlestown, local business and get a flavor of Charlestown life in the mid last century. Perhaps you will find references to family members, people you knew, and perhaps even still see on occasion, as well as all the local merchants and stores which you patronized.
Even if you could not be there on the Friday evening of June 5th, 1953 at the Sheraton Plaza in Boston for the Saint Mary’s Parish 125th Anniversary and REUNION Gala Event we hope this will bring you into the moment!