Mass at Trinity Church

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Title

Mass at Trinity Church

Subject

Rev. John McElroy, S.J. observes mass at Trinity Church with an interracial congregation

Description

Rev. John McElroy, S.J. observes mass at Trinity Church with an interracial congregation

Creator

Georgetown University Library

Source

Father McElroy's diary : Jan. 1, 1813-Aug. 31, 1815 ; May 31, 1817-Jun. 21, 1818 ; Dec. 26, 1818-Dec. 18, 1821. Selected Papers of Rev. John McElroy, S.J., Georgetown University Library.

Publisher

Digital Georgetown

Date

1818-03-29

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Journal

Identifier

GSA25

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Text

March 29
This morning I said mass in T. Church at 8OC. Had the children all arranged previously, in good order, with lighted candles in their hands - The Girls around the Comm. rail and in the centre pews. the Boys in the side pews. There were 35 White Girls, 1 Maried Lady, thirteen White Boys - 8 Colored Girls + 1 Colored Man, in all about 57. I gave a short Instruction from the Atlar before Mass. The Church was crowded, it being the first time that first Comm. was made in a Solemn manner in this Church. Mr Dabuisson, with all the Singers from the College attended during Mass. Mr Dinoff played the Organ - I read the prayers before Comm, before Mass - and after Mass the prayers after Comm. loud from the foot of the Altar -

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Journal

Files

McElroy Journal 1818-03-29 Mass.jpg

Citation

Georgetown University Library, “Mass at Trinity Church,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 27, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/30.

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