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Today we have a small new addition to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900
. Sacramental records from Sacred Heart in Roslindale are now searchable. This update consists of two volumes, Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Baptisms, 1893-1900 and Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Marriages, 1893-1900.
The Sacred Heart parish was established in 1893 as the Catholic population in Roslindale grew. Initially, Catholics in Roslindale attended St. Thomas in Jamaica Plain. However, they became so passionate about creating their own parish, that as their own church was being constructed, the faithful of Roslindale chose to worship in a tent, even in winter time, rather than wait for construction to finish on their church! You can read more about the history of this parish in One Hundred Years of Progress, the history published by the Archdiocese upon their centennial.
Drawing of proposed church published in One Hundred Years of Progress in 1895