St. Joseph Basilica (Webster, Massachusetts)

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Coordinates: 42°3′1.35″N 71°52′26.85″W / 42.0503750°N 71.8741250°W / 42.0503750; -71.8741250

St. Joseph Basilica
Basic information
Location Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Catholic Diocese of Worcester
Country United States of America
Ecclesiastical or organizational status minor basilica
Architectural description
Architect(s) John William Donohue
Architectural style Neo-Gothic
Completed c.1910-1935

St. Joseph Basilica[1] is a parish church in Webster, Massachusetts,[2] founded in 1887 as the first Catholic parish designated for Polish immigrants in New England. Located in the Catholic Diocese of Worcester, it was raised to the dignity of a minor basilica in 1998 by Pope John Paul II.


St. Joseph Basilica is a neo-gothic structure designed by architect John W. Donohue, who was for many years the official architect of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, which at the time encompassed Webster and all of Worcester County.

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  • The 150th Anniversary of Polish-American Pastoral Ministry, Webster, Massachusetts (September 11, 2005)
  1. ^ Parks, Roger N.; Bibliography, Committee for a New England (2003-01-01). Writings on New England history: additions to the Bibliographies of New England history series (to 2001). Massachusetts Historical Society. 
  2. ^ "St. Joseph Basilica, Webster, Massachusetts, USA". Retrieved 2017-02-22. 

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