St. John's Catholic Church (Bangor, Maine)

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St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church
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St. John's Catholic Church (Bangor, Maine) is located in Maine
St. John's Catholic Church (Bangor, Maine)
Location York St., Bangor, Maine
Coordinates 44°48′13″N 68°45′40″W / 44.80361°N 68.76111°W / 44.80361; -68.76111Coordinates: 44°48′13″N 68°45′40″W / 44.80361°N 68.76111°W / 44.80361; -68.76111
Area less than one acre
Built 1855
Architect Kelly,Patrick C.
Architectural style Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000142[1]
Added to NRHP April 02, 1973

St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church is a historic church on York Street in Bangor, Maine.

It was built under Fr. Johannes Bapst in 1855 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The building also houses the Parish offices of St. Paul The Apostle Parish; which includes the Catholic communities of St. John The Evangelist in Bangor, St. Mary's in Bangor, St. Joseph in Brewer, St. Theresa of Avila in Brewer, St. Matthew in Hampden and St. Gabriel in Winterport.[2]

Former three-term Bangor Mayor Dennis Soucy founded his credit union, St. John's Credit Union, in the basement of the church in 1956 to serve its parishioners.[3] Now known as Bangor Federal Credit Union, the credit union currently has more than 14,000 members, as of 2013.[3]

Organ[edit]

St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church features a Hook Opus 288 Organ which was restored in 1981 making it 1 of only 9 three-manual E. & G. G. Hook organs remaining in existence today. [4]

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