St. Patrick’s Church is the oldest church in the United States, but the church’s history has been long and turbulent.
It is believed that St. Joseph, the patron saint of the Irish people, was the first Irishman to be ordained a priest.
After St. John the Baptist’s conversion to Christianity, St. George, the father of the apostles, baptized the Irishmen as Christians.
The church was first known as St. Thomas of Jerusalem, and its founding fathers were the Irish Catholics.
But the Irish were not alone in their struggles with the Roman Catholic Church.
The Church of England also persecuted Catholics and was attacked by Protestants in the early 17th century.
The Irish had also fought the English, and St. Martin’s Church, located on the banks of the River Shannon, was a Catholic church in Ireland that was destroyed in the 1630s.
St. Matthew’s Church in Edinburgh, which was founded by St. Stephen of Crecy, is also located in Scotland.
In the late 19th century, the church became a church of the United Nations, and by the 1970s, St Patrick was the site of a Catholic Memorial Park.
In 1992, a Catholic memorial plaque was placed at the entrance to the church.
The story of St Patrick’s church and the people who worship there continues.
For more information about St. Patty’s, visit www.patrickschurch.com.