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French Institute: Parish Histories

Parish Histories


Below is a partial list of parish histories and related ephemera held by the French Institute. This collection is actively growing, so please contact us for further information. 

Parish Histories

Title Parish City/Town State Call number
Notre Dame Parish Centennial album 1882-1982 Notre Dame Adams MA Parish 048
Programme Souvenir du Jubile D'or de la paroisse Saint-Joseph St. Joseph Attleboro MA Parish 006
Our 50th Anniversary 1941-1991 St. Joseph Parish St. Joseph Berlin NH Parish 008
Cinquantieme anniversaire de sa fondation, etablie le 15 aout , 1917 Guardian Angel Berlin NH Parish 078
St. Anne's Parish 1885-195 St. Anne Berlin MA  
Rich past, A promising future: 100th anniversary of St. Andre Parish 1899-1999 St. Andre Biddeford ME Parish 050
St. Joseph Parish Centennial 1870-1970 St. Joseph Biddeford ME Parish 051
Programme Souvenir des jubilés d'or de la Paroisse St-Andre dt de son Curé Msgr.Arthur M. Décary, D.D. 1899-1949 St. Andre Biddeford ME Parish 063
St. Timothy Church 1946 St. Timothy Bristol NH Parish 061
St. Timothy Church 1942 St. Timothy Bristol NH Parish 062
St. Joseph Church 1850-1975 St. Joseph Burlington VT Parish 009
Assumption of B.V.M. Assumption Chicopee MA Parish 005

Jubilé paroissial Saint-Georges 1893-1943                                                                                   

35ieme Anniversaire d'Ordination Sacerdotale de Monsieur le Cure Sylvio J. Desautels, D.D.

St. George Chicopee Falls MA

Parish 087   


Parish 087.5

St. Mary's Church 1823-1973 St. Mary Claremont NH BX4705.B1855 L35 1973
St. Joseph's Church: 100th Anniversary, Cohoes, N.Y. St. Joseph Cohoes NH Parish 083
Notes on the history of St. Ann's Parish Cranston RI: compiled for the celebration of the 125th anniversary celebration April 29th 1984 St. Ann Cranston RI BX4603.C8 S3 1984
St. Joan's Church Cumberland Hill RI and a history of Catholic America St. Joan Cumberland Hill RI Parish 060
A History & Celebration of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish 1893-1993 St. Charles Borromeo Dover NH Parish 007

Sainte Anne de Fall River, Mass. 1869-1919  

Sainte Anne de Fall River, Mass. 1869-1969                                                          

Pamphlets - Hospital, Church, Shrine, Concert programs, Reception brochures

St. Anne Fall River MA

BX1418.F3 N5 1920

Parish 090    

Parish 090.5

St. Jean-Baptiste Church 75th anniversary 1901-1976 St. John the Baptist Fall River MA Parish 045
Jubilé d'Or de la Paroisse du Très Saint-Sacrament 1892-1902 Blessed Sacrament Fall River MA Parish 046
Centennial Observance 1838-1938 St. Mary's Cathedral St. Mary Fall River MA Parish 047
90th Anniversary 1992 Parish Directory of Blessed Sacrament Church Blessed Sacrament Fall River MA Parish 064
Noces de Diamant Programme-Souvenir 1874-1949: Paroisse de Notre-Dame de Lourdes Our Lady of Lourdes Fall River MA Parish 069
Album-souveni des noces d'or de l'ecole Notre Dame Notre Dame Fall River MA Parish 074
1900-1950 Album-Souvenir de Noces d'Or de l'ecole Notre-Dame: Paroisse Notre-Dame de Lourdes Our Lady of Lourdes Fall River MA School History?
Immaculate Conception Parish  1886-1986 Immaculate Conception Fitchburg MA Parish 044
Couvent de Jésus-Marie "Villa Augustina" Couvent de Jésus-Marie Goffstown NH Parish 084
St. Leo's Church: Celebrating 100 years 1892-1992 St. Leo Gonic NH  
Sacred Heart Parish 1888-1988 Sacred Heart Greenville NH Parish 020
St. Francis Xavier Church Groveton, N.H.: 75th anniversary St. Francis Xavier Groveton NH Parish 079
Cathedral of St. Joseph St. Joseph Hartford CT Parish 004
Paroisse du Precieux-Sang Precious Blood Holyoke MA Parish 001
Paroisse du Précieaux-Sang 75e Anniversaire de sa Foundation 1944 Precious Blood Holyoke MA  
Centenaire Histoire Detaillee de la paroisse Sainte Anne 1971 Cent Ans by Edouard Factearu (2 copies) St. Anne Lawrence MA in binders
St. Cecelia's Parish 1900-2000 St. Cecelia Leominster MA Parish 043
A Rich Past, A Challenging Future:  A tribute to SS. Peter and Paul Parish SS. Peter and Paul Lewiston ME Parish 065
Programme-Souvenir du 50iéme Anniversaire de la paroisse Sainte-Croix 1923-1973 St. Croix Lewiston ME Parish 052
Golden Jubilee St. Joseph's Church 1903-1953 St. Joseph Lincoln NH Parish 019
St. Louis de France Parish 75th Anniversary 1904-1970 St. Louis de France Lowell MA Parish 041
St. Joseph the Worker Shrine 1956 St. Joseph the Worker Lowell MA Parish 042
100 (Centenaire) de la Fête Sainte-Jean-Baptiste a Lowell Massachusetts 1868-1969 St. John the Baptist Lowell MA HS1538.U5 S26 1968
Saint George Parish Centennial 1890-1990 St. George Manchester NH Parish 017

Saint Augustin Parish Centennial 1871-1971                                                            

Saint Augustin Parish Centennial 1871-1971  -  125th Anniversary 1871-1996

St. Augustin Manchester NH

Parish 018

Parish 018.5

Paroisse Saint-Jean Baptiste: Notes Historique St. John the Baptist Manchester NH Parish 076
Under Mary's Protection 1880-1989 Saint Marie  Manchester NH Parish 082
Centennial Anniversary of St. Mary's Parish 1970 St. Mary Marlboro MA Parish 040
Paroisse St. Marie 125th Anniversary 1870-1995 St. Mary Marlbourough MA Parish 039
Programme-Souvenir du Soixante-quinzième  anniversiare de fondation Paroisse de l'Assomption Assumption Millbury MA Parish 038
Album-souvenir du soixante-quinziéme anniversaire de la Paroisse du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus Sacred Heart Montreal Que Parish 070
75th Anniversary of Infant Jesus Parish Nashua NH 1909-1984 Infant Jesus Nashua NH Parish 015
St. Francis Xavier Nasua NH Centennial 1885-1995 St. Francis Xavier Nashua NH Parish 016
St. Anne's Church Concert, November 5, 1972 St. Anne New Bedford MA Parish 117
St. Anthony of Padua: A Parish History St. Anthony of Padua New Bedford MA Parish 002
Album Souvenir Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph's Parish 1910-1960 St. Joseph New Bedford MA Parish 037
St. Mary's Parish 1828-1978 St. Mary Newport RI Parish 058
Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish : September 14, 1980 Sacred Heart Parish North Attleborough MA Parish 006.5
A Seventy-fifth Anniversary History of Immaculate Conception Church 1898-1973 Immaculate Conception Penacook NH Parish 014
St. Matthew Parish, Plymoth NH St. Matthew Plymoth NH Parish 013
St. Mary's Parish Broadway Providence RI 1853-1953: historical pictorial dictionary St. Mary Providence RI BX1418.P76 S36 1953
St. Patrick's Parish 1841-1973 St. Patrick Providence RI Parish 057
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Providence RI Our Lady of Lourdes  Providence RI Parish 077
St. Mary Parish Church, Rollinsford NH 1857-1973 St. Mary Rollinsford NH Parish 012
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Immaculate Heart of Mary Rutland VT Parish 072
Cinquantième anniversiare de la Paroisse Sainte-Anne de Salem Mass. 1901-1951 St. Anne Salem MA Parish 036
Testimonial in Honor of the Right Reverend Monsignor Eugene J. Vincent, Pastor of St. Anne's St. Anne Salem MA Pastor Testimonial?
St. Martin Parish Somersworth NH 1882-2000 St. Martin Somersworth NH Parish 011
Programme Souvenir Cinquantenaire de l'academie St-Martin St. Martin Somersworth N.H. Parish 071
Cinquantenaire de l'academie St-Martin St. Martin Somersworth NH School History?
History of Notre Dame Church Southbridge MA / Albert N. LePain Notre Dame Southbridge MA Parish 032
Notre Dame Church Notre Dame Southbridge MA Parish 033
Soixante-Quinzème  anniversaire Paroisse Notre-Dame Notre Dame Southbridge MA Parish 034
Programme-Souvenir du Cinquantenaire de la fondation de la Paroisse du Sacré-Coeur de Southbridge MA 1908-1958 Sacred Heart Southbridge MA Parish 035
Regelment de l'eglise Ste. Marie St. Mary Spencer MA in envelope
Reglement de l'eglise St. Marie Spencer, Maass. St. Marie Spencer MA Parish 081
Jubile d'Or Paroisse Saint-Thomas d'Aquin St. Thomas Aquinas Springfield MA Parish 030
Paroisse Saint-Joseph de Springfield MA, Célébration du 75e anniversaire 1873-1948 St. Joseph Springfield MA Parish 031
St. Agatha Parish Diamond Jubilee 1889-1964 St. Agatha St. Agatha ME Parish 049
Cinqantenaire de la Paroisse de St. Brieux, Sask. St. Brieux St. Brieux? Sask. Parish 067
St. Brieux R.C. Church and community St. Brieux St. Brieux?  Sask. Parish 068
Album-souvenire du 255ème anniversaire de fondation…St-Augustin Saint-Augustin St-Augustin Que Parish 086
Saint John the Baptist Church Suncook NH 1873-1973 St. John the Baptist Suncook NH Parish 010
St. Michael's Church 1922-1972 St. Micheal Swansea MA Parish 028
Souvenir album of St. Louis de France Parish 1928-1978 St. Louis de France Swansea MA Parish 029
St. Anne's Church Diamond Jubilee 1885-1960 St. Anne Turner's Falls MA Parish 027
75ième anniversiare de fondation Eglise Saint-Joseph 1894-1969 St. Joseph Waltham MA Parish 026
St. Anne Church = Eglise Sainte Anne 1886 (PHOTOCOPY) St. Anne Waterbury CT in binder
Diamond jubilee Saint Annes's Parish 1886-1961 St. Anne Waterbury CT Parish 053
Centennial Celebration St Anne Parish 1886-1996: Waterbury CT, Sunday, Oct. 26, 1986 St. Anne Waterbury CT Parish 059
Paroisse Sainte Anne Waterbury, les 26 et 26 juin, 1923: Fête jubilaire (PHOTOCOPY) St. Anne Waterbury CT Photocopy
History of St. Anne's Parish: A century in Northside 1887-1987 St. Anne Waterford NY Parish 003
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 1870-1970 Sacred Heart Webster MA Parish 025
Saint Anne School Centennial 1885-1995 Saint Anne Webster MA Parish 073
Saint Anne School Centennial 1885-1995 St. Anne Webster MA School History?
Jubilé d'Or Paroisse Saint Louis de France 1895-1945 St. Louis de France West Springfield MA Parish 024
St. Joseph's Church West Warwick RI:1873-1973: 100th anniversary St. Joseph West Warwick RI Parish 066
Our Lady of Grace 1954-1979 Our Lady of Grace Westport MA Parish 022
Saint George Church 75th Anniversary 1914-1989 St. George Westport MA Parish 023
Dedicace de Saint-Jean Baptiste le  4 Aout, 1957 St. John the Baptist Winslow ME Parish 075
Towers of Faith & Family: St. Ann's Church Woonsocket RI 1890-1990 St. Ann Woonsocket RI BX4603.W66 B68 1990
St. Joseph's Parish Woonsocket RI 1929-1979 St. Joseph Woonsocket RI BX4603.W66 S39 1979
75th Jubilee St. Louis Church Sunday July 31 1977 St. Louis Woonsocket RI Parish 054
Album-souvenir du jubilé d'or de la paroisse Notre-Dame des Victoires Notre-Dame des Victoires Woonsocket RI Parish 055
St. Louis de Gonzague: 75th anniversary 1902-1977 St. Louis de Gonzague Woonsocket RI Parish 056
Souvenir des fêtes jubilaires cinquantième anniversaire de la fondation de  la praroisse St. Louis de Gonzague Woonsocket RI Parish 080
Jubilé d'Or  Paroisse Saint-Joseph St. Joseph Worcester MA Parish 021
Ursulines 1639-1939 Ursulines Montreal Que Parish 085
Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, 1842-1992 Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel Que Parish 117

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For reasons of preservation, French Institute collection materials do not circulate; however, non-rare materials are allowed to circulate through the d’Alzon Library or inter-library loan with the director’s permission.

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