St. Augustine's Cemetery

225 Dorchester Street

As Irish and French settled in Boston after the Revolutionary War, Boston's selectmen were finally forced to allow a Catholic cemetery in Boston. In 1818 permission was granted, and St. Augustine's cemetery became the first Catholic burying ground in New England. A chapel was built in 1819 for Mass, and in 1868, St. Augustine's officially became a parish under the leadership of Reverend Denis O'Callaghan.

Today the chapel and cemetery are beautifully cared for by local residents and is a tribute to the early Irish settlers.

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