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Saint Mary’s Catholic Church of Newburyport, MA Account Book

 Item — Folder: SC009-MARYS-001
Identifier: SC009-MARY

Scope and Contents

This account book belonged to Rev. Henry Lennon and Rev. Arthur J. Teeling of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. It contains fifty-eight pages of entries recording payments between 1852 and 1969. The account book was given to the Holy Cross Libraries in August 1960 and was transferred to the Archives and Special Collections at an unknown date.


  • 1852-1871


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Historical Note

Rev. Henry Lennon was appointed pastor of the St. Mary’s Church in Newburyport, MA in 1848. Services were held in a former Protestant chapel but the building was purchased in 1842. Under his leadership, the Immaculate Conception parish was formed in 1852 and dedicated in 1853.

Rev. Arthur J. Teeling was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1844. He settled in Massachusetts after immigrating to the United States with his family and entered the priesthood in 1864. He was assigned to the St. Mary’s parish in Newburyport and worked to rebuild the congregation after Rev. Lennon’s death in 1871. Rev. Teeling was instrumental in adding a parochial school, establishing a convent for the nuns who taught at the school and establishing a Catholic cemetery.

The Immaculate Conception parish is still active but merged with another forming the Holy Redeemer Immaculate Conception Collaborative.


1 Volumes

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February 2019
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