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Merged and Suppressed (Closed) Parishes

Records of closed schools are kept at Office of Catholic Schools, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield.

Bloomfield. Christ the King Church (1936)
1153 Blue Hills Ave.
Cottage Grove chapel designated mission of St. Justin Church, Hartford, in 1934.
1936 changed name to Christ the King Chapel, mission of Sacred Heart, Bloomfield.
New church built 1959 on Blue Hills Ave.
Suppressed in 1996, records kept at Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield.

Bloomfield. Our Lady of the Assumption Mission (1934)
Corner of Blue Hills Avenue Extension and Prospect Hill Road
1602 Blue Hills Avenue
Mission of Sacred Heart, Bloomfield.
Relocated to 1602 Blue Hills Avenue on December 15, 1982.
Final mass said January 22, 1989.

Branford. St. Elizabeth
65 Burban Drive
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Mary the Immaculate Conception, Branford, and a new parish, Saint John Bosco, was created. Records maintained at Saint John Bosco.

Cheshire. Church of the Epiphany
1750 Huckins Road.
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Bridget, Cheshire, and a new parish, Saint Bridget of Sweden, was formed. Records maintained at Saint Bridget of Sweden.

East Hartford. Blessed Sacrament
36 Cambridge Drive
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Christopher, East Hartford and a new parish, Saint Edmund Campion, was created. Records maintained at Saint Edmund Campion.

East Haven. St. Clare
234 Coe Avenue
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Our Lady of Pompeii, East Haven and a new parish, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, was created. Records maintained at Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

Falls Village. St. Patrick Mission (1851)
Mission of St. Joseph, Canaan.
Suppressed October 1, 2003. Records maintained at St. Joseph, Canaan.

Hamden. St. Ann
930 Dixwell Avenue
On June 29, 2017, church was suppressed and a new parish, Christ the Bread of Life, was created. Records maintained at Christ the Bread of Life.

Hamden. St. Joan of Arc
450 West Todd Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and was closed. Records maintained at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Hartford. Sacred Heart
49 Winthrop Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Peter, Hartford, which later closed. Records maintained at Maria, Reina de la Paz.

Hartford. St. Anne-Immaculate Conception (2000)
(Multi-Ethnic) 820 Park St.
St. Anne, French church established in 1889 on Park Street.
Immaculate Conception, established 1896 on Park Street.
In 2000, both churches suppressed and a new parish, St. Anne/Immaculate Conception was created.
Uses old St. Anne church building.
On June 29, 2017, St. Anne/Immaculate Conception was subsumed into St. Augustine Parish, forming a new parish but keeping the name St. Augustine. Records are kept at St. Augustine.

Hartford. St. Benedict Center (1948)
North Main St.
Rev. John Laughlin and Robert D. McGrath of St. Thomas Seminary established the St. Benedict Center for black Catholics on North Main St., Hartford in 1948, an independent church corporation.
In 1962, the Archdiocese closed the center. Records are kept at St. Michael’s Parish.

Hartford. St. Luke
66 Bolton Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Corpus Christi, Wethersfield, and a new parish, Christ the King, Wethersfield, was created. Records maintained at Christ the King.

Hartford. St. Michael
7 Clark St.
On June 29, 2017, church merged with Saint Justin, Hartford, and a new parish, Saint Justin-Saint Michael, was created. Records maintained at Saint Justin-Saint Michael.

Hartford. St. Patrick-St. Anthony (1829)
285 Church St.
Originally Holy Trinity, founded August 26, 1829, when Connecticut’s first resident priest, Rev. Bernard Cavanaugh said mass in a building at the corner of Main and Asylum St. while awaiting dedication of church. Old Christ’s Church, (Episcopalian), bought and rededicated as the Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity on June 17, 1830.
Name changed to St. Patrick to reflect the growing Irish population December 14, 1851.
Christ Church burnt down on May 12, 1853. New church dedicated December 14, 1851. Destroyed by fire on January 23, 1875.
Current St. Patrick’s church dedicated November 19, 1876. On December 30, 1857, church ravaged by fire and reconstructed. At this time, the steeple was removed. Building rededicated October 25, 1958.
St. Anthony of Padua (Italian) founded July 31, 1892, originally as Sacred Heart. Name changed when church at 125 Market St. was dedicated June 5, 1898.
Merged with St. Patrick’s October 25, 1957, and St. Anthony’s church and property sold to Redevelopment Commission of Hartford, which demolished the buildings. School (which previously was the community center and original church), “Casa Maria”, left intact. Currently houses Catholic Bookstore.

Hartford. St. Peter
160 Main Street
On June 29, 2017, church merged with Sacred Heart, Hartford. On December 3, 2017 it was merged with St. Lawrence O’Toole to form a new parish, Saint Maria Reina de la Paz. Records maintained at Saint Maria Reina de la Paz.

Manchester. Assumption
896 Main St.
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into St. James, Manchester. Records maintained at Saint James.

Meriden. St. Laurent
121 Camp St.
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Meriden, and a new parish, Our Lady Queen of Angels was created. Records maintained at Our Lady Queen of Angels.

Meriden. St. Mary
5 Sherman Place
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Meriden, and a new parish, Our Lady Queen of Angels was created. Records maintained at Our Lady Queen of Angels.

New Britain. All Saints (1918) Slovak
15 Wilcox St.
Suppressed July 1, 2002. Records maintained at St. Ann, New Britain.

New Haven. Sacred Heart
25 Gold St.
On June 29, 2017, merged with St. Anthony, New Haven. Records maintained at Saint Anthony.

New Haven. St. Boniface (1868) German
630 State St.
Suppressed June 12, 2005. Records maintained at St. Bernadette, New Haven.

New Haven. St. Brendan
455 Whalley Avenue
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Aedan, New Haven, and a new parish, Saints Aedean and Brendan was created. Records maintained at Saints Aedan and Brendan.

New Haven. St. Casimir (1912) Lithuanian
339 Green St.
Suppressed October 1, 2003. Records maintained at St. Boniface, New Haven.

New Haven. St. Donato (1915) Italian
505 Lombard St.
Suppressed December 31, 2004. Records maintained at St. Francis, New Haven.

New Haven. St John the Baptist
782 Dixwell Avenue
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Blessed Sacrament, Hamden, and a new parish, Christ the Bread of Life, was created. Records maintained at Christ the Bread of Life.

New Haven. St. John the Evangelist (1858) Spanish
79 Davenport Ave.
142 Sylvan Ave.
Built on site of Christ Church, the first property purchased by the Catholic Church in New Haven. Dedicated in 1834; same day the gallery collapsed, killing two and injuring many. In 1848, the building was destroyed by fire.
New church building built in 1858, architect: P.C. Keely
Church building, built in 1858, sold to Yale New Haven Hospital in 1969.
New church building and parish center, located on Sylvan Ave. dedicated December 4, 1970. The building was the former home of New Haven Glass Co.
Merged with St. Peter’s Church in 1991. Known as St. Peter Church.
Suppressed August 1997. Records maintained at Sacred Heart Parish.

New Haven. St. Patrick (1851)
640 Grand Ave.
Oldest Catholic church in New Haven (built 1877).
Second oldest parish in New Haven.
Suppressed in 1966. Records maintained at St. Michael’s Church.
Buildings sold to the New Haven Redevelopment Agency for $800,000.
Buildings were demolished in the 1990’s.

New Haven. St. Peter (1902)
Kimberley Ave.
Merged with St. John the Evangelist in 1991. Known as St. Peter Church.
Suppressed in 1997. Records maintained at Sacred Heart Parish.
Parish complex was placed on the CT Register of Historic Places in February 2000.
Application sent to place church complex on the National Register of Historic Places.
Church, convent and rectory were demolished in June 2000 by the New Haven Board of Education to make room for an arts magnet school. School and parish hall were saved (apparently the school was torn down as of August 2001.)

North Branford. St. Augustine (2016)
30 Caputo Rd.
Formed new parish named St. Ambrose on January 1, 2016, coinciding with the suppression of St. Monica Church, Northford.
Property formerly named St. Augustine used for St. Ambrose Parish.

Northford. St. Monica (2016)
1331 Middletown Ave.
Suppressed January 1, 2016. Records maintained at the Chancery.

Suffield. St. Joseph
140 South Main St.
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Sacred Heart, Suffield. Records maintained at Sacred Heart, Suffield.

Tariffville. St. Bernard
7 Maple Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Therese, Granby. Records maintained at Saint Therese.

Torrington. Sacred Heart
116 Grove Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Francis of Assisi, Torrington, and a new parish, Saint John Paul the Great was created. Records maintained at Saint John Paul the Great.

Torrington. St. Mary
85 Pulaski Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Francis of Assisi, Torrington, and a new parish, Saint John Paul the Great was created. Records maintained at Saint John Paul the Great.

Union City. St. Hedwig
32 Golden Hill Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into St. Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck. Records maintained at St Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck.

Union City. St. Mary
338 North Main St.
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into St. Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck. Records maintained at St Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck.

Waterbury. Sacred Heart
13 Wolcott Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Anne, Waterbury, and a new parish, All Saints/Todos los Santos was created. Records maintained at All Saints/Todos los Santos.

Waterbury. St. Cecilia (1893) German
83 Cherry St.
Merged with Sacred Heart, Waterbury, January 2003.

Waterbury. St. Lucy
24 Branch Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Anne, Waterbury, and a new parish, All Saints/Todos los Santos was created. Records maintained at All Saints/Todos los Santos.

Waterbury. St. Margaret
289 Willow Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Anne, Waterbury, and a new parish, All Saints/Todos los Santos was created. Records maintained at All Saints/Todos los Santos.

Waterbury. St. Philip Neri (1923)
Name changed to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on April 23, 1924 with the dedication of a new church.

Waterbury. St. Stanislaus
86 East Farm Street (Union City)
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Anne, Waterbury, and a new parish, All Saints/Todos los Santos was created. Records maintained at All Saints/Todos los Santos.

Waterbury. St. Thomas (1898)
84 Crown St.
Parish suppressed in 1997 due to low attendance.
Records kept at St. Michael, Waterbury.
Building sold to Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc., in 1998.

West Hartford. St. John the Evangelist (1942)
251 Newfield Ave.
Church built to provide services to war workers housed at the Charter Oak Terrace housing project.
Suppressed in 1999. Building used as Pentecostal church.
Records at St. Lawrence O’Toole, Hartford.

West Haven. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Chapel
Fenwick St.
Mission of St. Paul, West Haven.
Decree of Loss of Blessing of Chapel October 1, 2003

West Haven. St. John Vianney
300 Captain Thomas Boulevard
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Our Lady of Victory, West Haven. Records maintained at Our Lady of Victory, West Haven.

West Haven. St. Paul
41 Alling Street
On June 29, 2017, church was subsumed into Saint Louis, West Haven, and a new parish, Saint John XXIII was created. Records maintained at Saint John XXIII.