St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish (Boston College)

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St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish
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Location
Address: 28 Commonwealth Ave.
City: Chestnut Hill
State/Province: Massachusetts
Postal code: 02467
Country: United States of America
Church and Parish Info
Type: Church and parish
School: none
Mass times: on parish website
Pastor: Fr. Joseph S. Costantino, S.J.
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston
Staffed by: Jesuits
Province: USA Northeast Province
General Info
Founded: 1926
Named after: St. Ignatius of Loyola
Church built: 1948-1949
Contact Information
Phone: (617) 552-6100
Website
stignatiuschestnuthill.org



St. Ignatius of Loyola is a Jesuit church and parish that is located adjacent to Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The parish was founded in 1926 and is named after St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. The parish has been staffed by Jesuits since its founding and services were initially held in St. Mary's Chapel on the Boston College campus. As the size of the parish grew, services were moved to the Bapst Library Auditorium. Planning to build a new church began in 1940, but had to be put on hold during World War II. The planning was revived after the war and the groundbreaking ceremony for the current church building was held on November 13, 1947. After the foundation and a steel skeleton were erected, Archbishop Richard Cushing presided at a mass on July 31, 1948, the feast day of St. Ignatius, that including a ceremonial laying of the cornerstone. The church was completed and dedicated exactly one year later, on July 31, 1949.

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