Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church

 

Photo: Bernard Scully, for the Roxborough Review

Photo: Bernard Scully, for the Roxborough Review

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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. It is a beautiful church and the Archdiocese has shuttered it in recent years in response to declining Mass enrollment. To preserve, we have to find a viable way of supporting the church and it must accrue revenues to pay their costs. Hopefully this will happen and the church will find new life as either a community meeting place or a place that can be rented out to other religions for use.

    • I’m pretty sure St John the Baptist is not yet shuttered, but several nearby churches are. That’s why they are worried they might be next.

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