Thursday, April 28, 2016

X is for the Cross of Churches

I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.

X is for the Cross of Churches

I have no ancestors with the first or last name starting with X. I could have shown the X-ray of my back but that’s pretty boring. Yes, I have scoliosis just like my grandmother.

So I thought about all of the churches my ancestors have attended. My dad’s side of the family was Roman Catholic; all the way back.

I’ve collected some photos of churches my families have attended, and some were captured from Google street view.
St. Mary's Church, Walnut Creek
I was confirmed and married here.
Two of my siblings were baptized here.
St. Peter Martyr Church, Pittsburg
My first communion was here and three of my siblings were baptized here.
Queen of All Saints, Concord
My parents were married here and I was baptized here.
St. Patrick's Church, Butte, MT
My grandparents, Wm Cyril Hork & Anna M. Sullivan
were married here.
St. Paul's Church, Anaconda, MT
This is where the Sullivan's attended

St. Philip Church, Richmond, Ontario, Canada
The Gleesons attended church here and their children
were baptized here.
St. John the Baptist Church, Joliet, IL
Where the Sieverts attended.
Kirche St Peter und Paul, Kirchhundem, Germany
My Horks attended this church
photo by Wolfgang Poguntke, Creative Commons
So here are just some of the churches I've encountered in the research of my family who were Catholic.

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