Dorchester Atheneum
Friday, January 22, 2021
Site Tips
> Home
> Agriculture
> Architecture
> Artists
> Authors
> Books
> Cemeteries
> Churches
   > First Church
   > Second Church
   > Third Church
   > First Methodist Episcopal Church
   > St. Mary's Church (Episcopal)
   > St. Brendan
   > More on Churches..
> Dorchester Historical Society
> Entertainment
> Entertainers
> Industry & Commerce
> Institutions
> Maps
> Monuments
> Myths
> Postcard Images
> Public Figures
> Schools
> Town History
> Walking Tours

St. Brendan
St. Brendan's Church, Dorchester, Mass.
Click image for more information
 Created on September 25, 1929 for the Cedar Grove section with territory derived partly from St. Gregory's and partly from S. Ann's, Neponset, St. Brendan's was organized under Rev. William F. Twohig, the first pastor. He held services for a time in the Granite Avenue Garage, but he moved quickly in erecting a brick Romanesque church on Gallivan Boulevard, which was blessed on November 5, 1933.

Daniel Hay, who is studying the Roman Catholic Churches of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, reported that the architect of St. Brendan's was Raymond Gorrani of Worcester, MA. He built a few other churches in Massachusetts including buidings in Worcester and Marlboro. He vanished in 1940 with no traces.


Dorchester Old and New, 1630-1930. Dorchester: Chapple Pulishing Company for the Dorchester, Massachusetts, Tercentary Committee, 1930.

Lord, Robert H., John E. Sexton and Edward T. Harrington. History of the Archdiocese of Boston. New York: Sheed & Ward, 1944. 3 vols.

Related Images: showing 3 of 3 (more results)
Here are some images from the Atheneum archive related to this topic. Click on any of these images to open a slideshow of all 3 images.
St. Brendan's Church, Dorchester, Mass.S.S. Pierce homesteadSt. Brendan's Church
Do you know something about this topic? Do you have other pictures or items or knowledge to share? What about a personal story? Are you a collector? Do you have questions? Contact us here.
Created: September 28, 2003   Modified: July 13, 2004