By Michelle Durham
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Old St. Mary’s Church, on 4th Street near Locust, is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s first cathedral. And this year it’s celebrating its 250th anniversary.
Many prominent Americans — from members of the Continental Congress to, on occasion, George Washington — have walked through the doors to worship there.
The church’s pastor, Msgr. Paul DiGirolamo, says he is looking forward to Sunday’s 11:00am mass with Archbishop Chaput to commemorate the occasion. And he says it’s inspiring “to know that the faith has been celebrated on that spot for 250 years, and to celebrate some of the wonderful people who came to Philadelphia that became part of the fabric of our world and our society and our faith.”
Listen to the full interview with Pastor DiGirolamo (runs 5:22)…