Sunday, April 24, 2016

Welcome to Catholic Churches of Manhattan

This blog comprises a 2 1/2 year journey where I visited each of the 96 Roman Catholic churches of Manhattan for a single Mass each. I have taken photos, gathered church contact info, collected Mass, confession, and prayer times.  Oh, and written some thoughts down that were going through my head at the time. Here are those journeys and that info for you, the casual church goer, devout Catholic, pilgrim, atheist, priest, nun, drunk, coward, hero or whatever you may be to use for the benefit of also finding and discovering these very holy places, these houses of God, these Catholic churches of Manhattan...

Search by church name

Search by church location/neighborhood

Search by language

A note from the author.


  1. Andrew, awesome blog man. Someone directed me to it because I've been working on a nearly identical project in Washington, D.C. over the past year and a half. Take a look at my blog, and shoot me an email next time you're in L.A. or D.C., I would love to get lunch (or catch a Mass!)


  2. Oh no... you're not getting off that easy. I just discovered this amazing blog and you're done? I don't think so (don't make me pray a 72 day novena, i'll do it). You have to come to the Bronx to see my parish and it's amazing history (St. Nicholas of Tolentine, and boy that Vietnamese/Chinese New Year and the Christ the King Mass, amazing... also the unmatched OL of Guadalupe feast), St. Lucy's Grotto and most of all the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal Transitus of St. Francis (a must).

    Well ooookay. I'll pray and who knows, be inspired to go back to all the many churches i've been to... and others (now that i'm rid of my Blackberry camera and have a new phone).

    So what are you doing now? I went from your journeys, to your fasting and confirmation, then hit upon final post (aieeee what?). So I had to skip here.

    Where ever the Lord guides you, his will be done. For this great work, that I will pass on to the kids and the RCIA at the parish (and site drop at others), you will receive my fervent prayers.

    I could've used your friendship on a project i've taken on re: history of my parish (I did one for the bishop's conference as a theology requirement a few years ago and just found out the most knock down, drag out amazing facts re: saints, firsts, other things I had no clue about. I could've used some ideas.

    Well, will check back with your site always and again, thanks for your invaluable service to past, present and future catholics... and our amazing Christian brothers and sisters (and those considering, agnostic or struggling), you've given a lot of yourself during the journey and it was amazing.

  3. This is an absolutely impressive work.
    Hail to you, praise the Lord!

  4. I will never hear that song again and NOT think of this excellent presentation. I really enjoy your blog and your photos. I hope you have tried attending Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

  5. siamo una coppia in viaggio a new york per festeggiare il 28 anniversario di matrimonio. esiste una struttura cattolica che possa ospitare il pellegrino in viaggio così come si fa in italia? grazie.

  6. This is incredible! I'm visiting NYC for the first time and stumbled across your blog while looking for somewhere to go to mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration before I depart tomorrow. Thank you for taking the time to put together such a great resource for visitors to this amazing city.

    Blessings and best wishes!

  7. Thanks for all the great information! I found an article that shows nice places in New York to go to find beauty and prayer.

  8. amazing blog, I lived in NYC 7 years and alas, wish I had gone to a different church every Sunday I probably been to about 20 or so (got married in one of them) so I could marvel in the beauty of the architecture of the old beautiful churches maybe we'll move back one day but when I go back and visit I'll be sure to hear mass at a different amazing Catholic church everyday, that's how I stumbled on your blog, I was looking for old historical churches to hear mass next time I visit; they are truly marvels I personally do not care for minimalistic modernism give me over the top Baroque, Romanesque, Byzantine anytime, it uplifts the soul and amazes me to no end how creative man can be all to worship the Lord

  9. Dear Sir, I came across your blog today and was a disillusioned that your quest was not lead by the Holy Spirit and invite you to May 3/4th to experience the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at Our Lady of Peace. The secular music was a tip off of your quick synopsis of Manhattan churches. It's the Eve of Easter 2014 and I hope your journey will lead to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Go to church and when your blessing yourself, "The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit." Ask God who the Holy Spirit is and see what happens... It's beautiful and the Quickening comes quick and your knowledge of the Holy Spirit will be life changing.

  10. Over the past couple of weeks I've been trying out all kinds of new churches. I don't know what it is, but I just love visiting new religions. It's just so much fun to see what all of these religions have in common, and what's different from each other. I'll definitely have to check out some of these catholic churches sometime.

  11. What an awesome resource this is for touring the churches of NYC. Just saw St. Paul the Apostle Church. Now on to St. Malachy's and St. Benedict the Moor. So many churches and so little time.

  12. Nice website Andrew. we are new to the City and are working to explore the Catholic churches of Manhattan.

  13. Miraculous Prayer to the Holy Spirit

    Holy Spirit, you who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideal, you who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget all the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything, and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. To that end and submitting to God’s holy will, I ask form you… (mention your favour). Amen

    This prayer should be said for 3 consecutive days. After the 3rd day, your sincere wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to offer thanksgiving by sharing it and expressing it on granting of your favour. The idea is to spread the wonder of the Holy Spirit.