Parish Histories Guide

August 21, 2013

in Collections and Finding Aids

ParishHistimageThe French Institute at Assumption College, along with the d’Alzon Library, the Mallet Collection, and the USJB Archive, holds a rich collection of books and ephemera documenting the history and development of Francophone Catholic parishes in New England and Quebec.  While records for this material can be found in the Online Public Access Catalog of the college library, the Parish Histories Guide is meant to facilitate access to the French Institute’s collection of ephemera. This includes souvenir, jubilee, and anniversary booklets (Programme –Souvenir in French) relating to the establishment of churches, dioceses, and other important events in the life of a Franco-American parish. Also included are Programme –Souvenir‘s of religious congregations, clergy, and schools, dating from the late 19th through the 20th century. For easier access the guide is arranged alphabetically by city/town. It is updated periodically.


Parish Histories Guide

Title Parish City/Town  State Call Number
Notre Dame Parish Centennial Album 1882-1982 Notre Dame Adams MA Parish 048
Programme souvenir du jubilé d’or de la paroisse Saint-Joseph St. Joseph Attleboro MA Parish 006
Batiscan (St-François-Xavier de) St. Francis Xavier Batiscan Que BX1423.B38 B45 1933
Our 50th Anniversary 1941-1991 St. Joseph Parish St. Joseph Berlin NH Parish 008
Cinquantième anniversaire de sa fondation, établie le 15  août,  1917 Guardian Angel Berlin NH Parish 078
Rich Past, A Promising Future: 100th Anniversary of St. André 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 proisse St-Andre et de son curé Msgr. Arthur M. Décary, D.D. 1899-1949 St. Andre Biddeford ME Parish 063
Souvenir jubilee d’or l’ecole St. Joseph: Biddeford, Maine, Juin 26-28 1932 St. Joseph Biddeford ME Parish 101
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
Jubilé d’or de Mgr Camille Willard, P.D. Central Falls RI Parish 092
Rapport annuel: Paroisse Saint Mathieu, Central Falls, RI St. Matthew Central Falls RI Parish 100
Assumption of B.V.M. Assumption Chicopee MA Parish 005
Jubilé paroissial Saint-Georges 1893-1943 St. George Chicopee Falls MA Parish 087
35ieme anniversaire d’ordination sacerdotale de Monsier le cure Sylvio J. Desautels, D.D. St. George Chicopee Falls MA 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
1869-1969 Cinquante années d’activité paroissiale, Sainte Anne de Fall River, Mass. St. Anne  Fall River MA BX1418.F3  N5 1920
Sainte Anne de Fall River, Mass. 1869-1919  St. Anne Fall River MA BX1418.F3 N5 1920
Notre Dame de  Lourdes Memorial Book Our Lady of Lourdes Fall River MA BX1418.F34 M3
Parish of St. Mathieu 1887-1987 St. Matthew Fall River MA BX1418.F35 P3
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-souvenir des noces d’or de l’ecole Notre Dame Notre Dame Fall River MA Parish 074
Sainte-Anne de Fall River 1869-1969 Saint Anne Fall River MA Parish 090
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Saint Joseph Parish, Fitchburg 1890-1990 St. Joseph Fitchburg MA BX1418.F5 C6
Immaculate Conception Parish, One Hundred Years of Loving Service, 1886-1986: The First 50 years Immaculate Conception Fitchburg MA BX1418.F5 I4
Immaculate Conception Parish : One Hundred Years of Loving Service 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 Parish 094
Celebrating 100 years 1892-1992, St. Leo’s Church St. Leo’s Gonic  NH Parish  094
Sacred Heart Parish 1888-1988 Sacred Heart Greenville NH Parish 020
Greenville Centennial 1872-1972: Sacred Heart Parish 1888-1972 Sacred Heart Grennville NH Parish 020.5
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
Our Lady of Sorrows Centenary 1887-1987 Our Lady of Sorrows Hartford CT Parish 091
Paroisse du Précieux-Sang Precious Blood Holyoke MA Parish 001
Notre-Dame de Perpetual-Secours, 1890-1980 Notre Dame Holyoke MA Parish 098
Centenaire histoire détaillée de la paroisse Sainte-Anne 1971 Cent Ans by Edouard Facteau (2 copies) St. Anne Lawrence MA in binders
St. Cecelia’s Parish 1900-2000 St. Cecelia Leominster MA Parish 043
Révérend Joseph E. Chicoine Jubilé sacerdotal 1887-1937 Saint Cecelia Leominster MA Parish 043.5
A Rich Past, A Challenging Future:  A Tribute to SS. Peter and Paul Parish SS. Peter and Paul Lewison ME Parish 065
Programme-souvenir du 50e 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
Saint George Parish Centennial 1890-1990 St. George Manchester NH Parish 017
Saint Augustin Parish Centennial 1871-1971 St. Augustin Manchester NH Parish 018
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 Ste-Marie 125th Anniversary 1870-1995 St. Mary Marlbourough MA Parish 039
Programme-souvenir du 75e anniversiare de fondation, Paroisse de l’Assomption Assumption Millbury MA Parish 038
Album-souvenir du 75e 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 Nashua NH Centennial 1885-1995 St. Francis Xavier Nashua NH Parish 016
St. Anthony of Padua: A Parish History St. Anthony of Padua New Bedford MA Parish 002
50ieme anniversaire d’ordination sacerdotale de Msge. Albert Berube, etc. St. Anthony of Padua New Bedford MA Parish 002.5
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
St. Cecelia’s Church 1910-1970: diamond jubilee St. Cecelia Pawtucket RI Parish 104
A 75th Anniversary History of Immaculate Conception Church 1898-1973 Immaculate Conception Penacook NH Parish 014
Une date historique dans les Bois-Francs, 9 juin 1932 Plessisville Que Parish 089
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
Centenaire de la paroisse de st-Jean -de-dieu 1873-1973 Rimouski Que Parish 105
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
50e 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 Parish 093
St. Martin Parish Somersworth NH 1882-2000 St. Martin Somersworth NH Parish 011
Church of St. Martin: dedication 1972 St. Martin Somersworth NH Parish 011.5
Programme souvenir cinquantenaire de l’académie 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
75e 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
Règlement de l’église Ste-Marie St. Mary Spencer MA in envelope
Paroisse du Précieux-Sang Precious Blood Springfield MA Parish 001.5
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-souvenir 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
Programme souvenir de la dedicace de la nouvelle eglise par son excellence Msgr. Thomas M. O’Leary St. Anne Three Rivers MA Parish 102
St. Anne’s Church Diamond Jubilee 1885-1960 St. Anne Turner’s Falls MA Parish 027
75ième anniversaire de fondation, Eglise Saint-Joseph 1894-1969 St. Joseph Waltham MA Parish 026
St. Jean-Baptiste: 1877-1977 St John the Baptist Warrem MA Parish 103
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
The Ann-a-gram v. 1v no. 4 St. Anne Waterbury CT Parish 059.5
Paroisse Sainte Anne Waterbury, les 25 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
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
Dédicace de Saint-Jean-Baptiste le  4 août, 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
Un bref historique de la vie francaise ses paroissiens de St-Louis-de -Gonzague, Woonsocket, RI St. Louis de Gonzague Woonsocket RI Parish 056.5
Souvenir des fêtes jubilaires, cinquantième anniversaire de la fondation de  la paroisse St. Louis de Gonzaga Woonsocket RI Parish 080
Jubilé d’or,  Paroisse Saint-Joseph St. Joseph Worcester MA Parish 021
Silver jubilee of the ordination of Rev. Jean-Paul Fontaine, June 12: 1952-1977 Notre Dame Worcester MA Parish 095
St. Joseph’s Worcester: A parish in exile (VHS) St. Joseph Worcester MA Parish 096
Holy Ground: The seige of St. Joseph’s Parish (VHS) St. Joseph Worcester MA Parish 097
PARISHables: a newsletter of Notre Dame-St. Joseph Parish St. Joseph Worcester MA Parish 097.2


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