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Holy Trinity (German) Catholic Church



(Holy Trinity Church was suppressed on June 30, 2008.  The church is now closed. The Latin Tridentine and German Masses have been transferred to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  Click here for the schedule of Tridentine and German Masses at the Cathedral.)

Holy Trinity Church, the only national German Catholic Church in New England, is located on Shawmut Avenue in Bostonís South End.   It has been serving German immigrants and Americans of German ancestry for over 155 years. Today, the German community continues to come together to worship and celebrate 10:00 a.m. Sunday Masses  in English and German, retaining the customs and traditions of its heritage and ancestry.


As a national parish, Holy Trinity (German) Church may consider as members anyone who lives within the Archdiocese of Boston and is of German lineage, regardless of how far away from the church they live. Parishioners of Holy Trinity (German) Church have the following rights and privileges: their children may be baptized at Holy Trinity and make their First Communion here; their daughters may get married at Holy Trinity; they are asked to support the parish according to their means; they can, in case of sickness, call a priest from Holy Trinity; and they may be buried from Holy Trinity.


Originally founded as a diocesan parish in 1844, Holy Trinity was taken over by the Society of Jesus in 1848, and for the next 13 years the Jesuit fathers directed the parish until it returned to the control of the Archdiocese in 1961 (see History of Holy Trinity). Holy Trinity was and is much more than just an ordinary Catholic church or parish. From the earliest days it became a "way of life" for clergy and parishioners alike, complete with parochial schools (in fact, the oldest permanent parochial school in New England belonged to Holy Trinity), sodalities and other organizations with many weekly and monthly social functions (see Organizations and Schedule for more information).


Visitors and Newcomers are warmly invited to join us in the lower level of the church for coffee and donuts after the Sunday Masses. To be put on the Holy Trinity mailing list, please write to:

Mr. Peter Cooper
Holy Trinity German Church
140 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


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