The Church of St. Mary, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, is the parish church of the second oldest Roman Catholic parish in Connecticut. The parish was established in 1832 and is located near Yale University. The Knights of Columbus was founded here in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, who was then the church's assistant pastor. The church is currently run by friars of the Dominican Order.To visit St. Mary's Church on your holiday in New Haven, and find out what else New Haven has to offer, use our New Haven day trip planner.
The first church was built in 1834. It burned down in 1848. The current church at 5 Hillhouse Avenue was dedicated in 1874. It was designed by the eminent architect James Murphy of Providence, Rhode Island.
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It seems most reviewers are talking about St. Mary's on Hillhouse ave, a wonderful and lively Catholic parish, with many young families and a community of Dominican priests. It was there that Fr. McGi... more »
St Mary's is a historic and beautiful church in New Haven. Decried as a "blemish" on an "aristocratic" street by the bigoted New York Times when first constructed on the 1870s (some things never chang... more »
Starting home of the Knights of Columbus. Venerable Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, rests here at the back left. Beautiful choir when we attended a mass, which was dedicated to the memory of the Knights who have passed onto Heaven. A very moving experience for all to attend Mass here.
Run by the Dominicans, it's a really beautiful place and conducive to prayer. The are Eucharistic Hours too.
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