Doors of Mercy: North America
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
The Cathedral church of Hamilton Diocese dates from 1933 and is built in a classical Gothic style. It was named for Christ the King, a feast that had been added to the universal calendar by Pope Pius XI in 1925. In 2013, the Cathedral of Christ the King received status as a Minor Basilica.
Completed in 1963, the church contains shrines to its patron, St. Francis, and to St. John Paul II, who established the Diocese of Metuchen in November 1981. The shrines feature statues made exclusively for the church, along with relics of the saints.
Built over a fifty-five year period, the cathedral was dedicated on 19 October 1954. In 1995, Pope John Paul II celebrated vespers in the presence of the President of the United States. He later raised the cathedral to the dignity of a minor basilica.
Shrine was built in 1956 by Margaurite Staude as a place where art, beauty and the sacred meet. It has approximately 2.3 million visitors per year.
Palm Beach Gardens
The oldest Catholic church in northern New Hampshire.
St. Mary's Church was built in 1887, prior to the formation of the Diocese of Calgary in 1912. In 1955, construction of the new St. Mary's Cathedral began, and was completed in 1957.
The Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
St Joseph is the oldest French-Canadian parish in New England. It is the largest church in the state of Vermont and was built between 1884-1887. It became the Co-Cathedral in 1999.
Divine Mercy Parish was established in 2003 with the merger of 2 parishes in Bellevue, KY: Sacred Heart (founded 1874) and St. Anthony (founded 1889). We continue to use Sacred Heart Church, which is an impressive and beautiful example of sacred architecture, built in 1892.
The parish was established in 1836, making it the oldest in Fort Wayne. The current Gothic-style church was erected in 1860.
The parish of Saint Francis Xavier is the oldest in Indiana, with parish records beginning in 1749. The foundation of the present church was laid in 1826. The first four bishops of the Diocese of Vincennes are buried in the crypt. The church was elevated to the rank of minor basilica in 1970.
Christ the King is the Chapel on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Dedicated as the Cathedral in 1904 by Bishop Patrick Ludden. It was dedicated under the title of the Immaculate Conception to reflect our patronage to the Blessed Mother.
The church dates from 1928, and was dedicated as the cathedral of the Diocese of Evansville in 1999.
The church opened on October 22 1899. The Diocese was established by Pope Pius XI on February 22, 1936; at this time the church was raised to the Cathedral status.
Une église des années 1950
elevated to a cathedral May 1957
The present St. Dunstan's Church was opened in 1965. It was built on the same property as the original Cathedral of New Brunswick which was also named St. Dunstan's when it was built in 1843.
The Cathedral is a Gothic Church constructed between 1853 and 1855. It was first opened for worship on Christmas Eve 1855. After the steeple and side chapels were added, it was consecrated on July 16, 1885.
The Church dates back to 1820, and was open to the public in 1829. It has the tallest polished free-standing granite spire in North America. Survived the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Elevated to status of minor Basilica in 1950. In 1984, welcome his Holiness Pope John Paul II.
St. Mary Parish began as five families gathering for Mass in 1932 and has grown to over 1000 families today. The present facilities were completed in 1955.
Founded in 1908
Initially known as Immaculate Conception Church and dating to 1884, Sacred Heart was elevated to the status of Cathedral with the creation of the Diocese of San Angelo in 1961.
Established as a basilica
shrine is under the direction of the Montfort Missionaries
Founded in 1868
Cathédrale achevée en 1957.