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Chicopee, Massachusetts: Saint Stanislaus Basilica

 

About Saint Stanislaus Basilica in Chicopee:

This magnificent structure was built by Polish immigrants in the 19th Century, is one the most beautiful churches in the entire state. The original church was replaced by a larger one in 1908 to accommodate the growing number of parishioners, and can hold at least 800 worshippers.

Having had a local pastor in the early years, the Franciscan Friars, Order of Friars Minor Conventual took charge in the early 20th Century.

A pipe organ was installed in the choir loft in 1920. Magnificent stained-glass windows grace the upper church….the work of talented European artists.

The lower church is a more modern design, and is used for daily for Masses, confessions, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as for other services.

A sizable collection of relics in reliquaries is displayed in special-built cabinets near the sacristy.

They have recently added a shrine to Saint Kateri Tekawitha. There is also a school and friary here.

 

Traveling to Saint Stanislaus Basilica:

 

Address: 566 Front Street, Chicopee, MA 01013

GPS coordinates: 42° 8′ 52.9152” N, 72° 35′ 42.6912” W

Tel: +1 (413) 594-6669

e-mail: [email protected]

Click here for the official website of Saint Stanislaus Basilica in Chicopee, MA.

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