I think the closest church to Lodi Street was St. John's on Temple Street.
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St Joseph's was a distance further, but mostly French Canadian and they merged with Notre Dame more recently.
St Stephens was literally within a stones throw of St. Joseph's but was mostly Swedish when I was growning up.It is still in existence, but I would suspect St. John's as the first choice.I believe that was the closest Catholic church to Lodi Street, and because of the 'hills' of Worcester, I would suspect that an Irishman/woman wouldn't climb Grafton Street to get to a French or Swedish Catholic Church, when St John's was closer and in the lowland so to speak!
(I'm not sure about St Stephens, but I know masses at St. Joes used to be in French rather than Latin - but that was in the 1970's so who knows what was spoken in 1900's, and St. Stephen's had some masses in Swedish if I remember correctly)
May 2008: Five more Catholic churches in Massachusetts will close this summer. The Diocese of Worcester says a drop in attendance is to blame. Notre Dame Des Canadiens and Holy Name will merge with St Joseph church to form a new parish. St. Casmir and Ascension parishes will be folded into St. John church and St. Margaret Mary church will also close to merge with a parish in Shrewsbury. The changes will happen in July.
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