Mostly German parishes established in the 1840s
Mary of Victories Parish
was established in 1843 on the southern edge of downtown, only
a few blocks up from the river. The cornerstone was laid in July
1843 and the first mass was said in 1844. Today the parish is
administered by St. Stephen of Hungary parish.
Vincent de Paul Parish
was established in 1841 or 1843 just south of downtown. The cornerstone
was laid in 1843 and it was consecrated in 1845. It appears, however,
that the parish existed from an earlierdate under the name of
Holy Trinity and was changed to St. Vincent de Paul in 1844.
St. Joseph Parish
was established in 1844 just north of downtown. The parish was
started in St. Aloysius Chapel on university grounds. Today
the church faces onto Columbus Square. It is now known as the
Shrine of St. Joseph and is no longer a parish.
||Holy Trinity (located just
outside the upper right corner on the map above)
was established in 1848/49 in north St. Louis in an area that
was then known as Bremen but was incorporated into the City of
St. Louis in 1856. The area is now referred to as Hyde Park neighborhood.
Holy Trinity is still an active parish.
Sts. Peter and Paul
was established in 1849 in south St. Louis a few blocks
south of the present-day market in what is today known as Soulard
neighborhood. It is still an active parish.