St. Augustine Cathedral (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

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St. Augustine Cathedral
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St. Augustine Cathedral (Bridgeport, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
St. Augustine Cathedral (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
41°10′48.72″N 73°11′44.52″W / 41.1802000°N 73.1957000°W / 41.1802000; -73.1957000Coordinates: 41°10′48.72″N 73°11′44.52″W / 41.1802000°N 73.1957000°W / 41.1802000; -73.1957000
Location 359 Washington Ave.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
History
Founded 1842
Dedicated March 17, 1868
Architecture
Architect(s) Patrick C. Keely (original)
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1866
Completed 1868
Specifications
Number of spires One
Materials Limestone
Bells 12
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Bridgeport
Clergy
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano
Vicar(s) Rev. Father Sean Kulacz
Pastor(s) Rev. Father John Ringley
Deacon(s) Dn. William Koniers, Dn. Santos Garcia, Dn. William Bissenden

St. Augustine Cathedral, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

History[edit]

St. Augustine's parish was established in 1842.[1] The cornerstone for the present church was laid in 1866 and the completed church was dedicated by Bishop McFarland on St. Patrick's Day in 1868.[2] It became a cathedral when the Diocese of Bridgeport was established in 1953.

The edifice went through a major 4 million dollar renovation in 2003 and the capacity was expanded to 750 people. The project was finished in 2004 with new marble tiles, repainted ceilings, a new altar, and other projects. Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, celebrated the Mass. Bishop William E. Lori and 12 other bishops from around New England and New York concelebrated, in the presence of Cardinal Edward Egan of New York, and Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore. Archbishop Daniel A. Cronin of Hartford delivered the homily.[citation needed]

Services are currently held in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Augustine Cathedral". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  2. ^ George Curtis Waldo (1917). History of Bridgeport and Vicinity, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-144-35927-8.
  3. ^ Diocese of Bridgeport

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