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History of Croatian Franciscan Parishes in the United States and Canada

                 The most important activity of the Franciscans in the United States and Canada has been their pastoral work in the parishes.  Many parishes were established by the Franciscans; others were accepted because other religious communities or dioceses did not have enough priests to continue serving these parishes.

                Since the primary purpose of this study is not the analysis of Croatian parishes and missions in the United States and Canada, we are giving a summary of the Franciscan ministry in the parishes where they currenty serve or served. Many individuals have written about the Croatian parishes in the United States and Canada; however, one of the best and most extensive studies was written by Fr. Ljubo Krasić in two Croatian Almanac issues (1997 and 1998), entitled “Croatian Parishes in the United States and Canada. History-Statistics- Conditions.”[1]

  INDEX OF PARISHES

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ST. JEROME PARISH, CHICAGO ILLINOIS

SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Croatian Catholic Mission Blessed Alojzije Stepinac Chicago, IL

ST. JEROME PARISH, DETROIT - ST. LUCY PARISH, TROY, MICHIGAN

SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

SS. CYRIL & METHODIUS PARISH, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH, WEST ALLIS, WISCONSIN

CANADA

HOLY FAMILY PARISH, KITCHENER, ONTARIO

ST. LEOPOLD MANDIĆ PARISH, LONDON, ONTARIO

ST. NIKOLA TAVELIĆ PARISH, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

OUR LADY OF PEACE CROATIAN FRANCISCAN CENTER, NORVAL, ONTARIO

OUR LADY OF THE HIGHWAYS PARISH, SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO

ST. MARK’S PARISH, SUDBURY, ONTARIO

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI  PARISH, WINDSOR, ONTARIO

 

CROATIAN PARISHES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA IN WHICH FRANCISCANS OF THE CUSTODY ONCE WORKED

HOLY TRINITY PARISH, AMBRIDGE, PENNSYLVANIA

ST. ANTHONY’S PARISH, MONESSEN, PENNSYLVANIA

ST. ANTHONY PARISH, SHARON, PENNSYLVANIA

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

ST. MARY’S ASSUMPTION PARISH, STEELTON, PENNSYLVANIA

ST. MARY’S VISITATION PARISH, RANKIN, PENNSYLVANIA

ASSUMPTION PARISH, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO


[1] About Croatian parishes in the United States and Canada refer to the commemorative book Golden Jubilee of the Croatian Franciscan Custody of the Holy Family (Fr. Častimir Majić and Fr. Lawrence Frankovich, editors, Chicago, 1976), pp. 16-48; Katolička crkva i Hrvati izvan Domovine (Zagreb, 1980), pp. 174-191; J. Prpić, Hrvati u Americi (Zagreb 1997), pp. 141-152 and passim; Fr. Ljubo Krasić, Hrvatske župe u Americi i Kanadi, Croatian Almanac 1997 and Croatian Almanac 1998.

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