Religious Structures

St. James Roman Catholic Church
12 Franklin Street • Killingly, CT • Windham County

St. James' Roman Catholic church had its beginning here in the labors of Father McCabe, a Franciscan monk from Ireland, who was the pioneer priest of this county. Jesuit missionaries from Boston had visited this region occasionally, passing through perhaps two or three times a year, and saying mass in the towns on the way. The mission of Father McCabe extended beyond this county as far as Colchester. He began his work here in 1851 ... [ more ]

All Hallows Roman Catholic Church
126 Prospect Street • Plainfield, CT • Windham County

The first Irish Catholics, a group of only four men, arrived in Moosup in 1833. The first Mass was celebrate in a private home, but by 1859 there were enough Catholics in the area to fund the construction of the first All Hallows Church. All Hallows was named for All Hallows College in Dublin from which many of the early priests in the area had graduated. The first church on this site was replaced by the present building in 1901. The original steeple was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938 ... [ more ]

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