Parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston with rankings by size and activity

Note: Size and activity are among the factors being considered by Roman Catholic officials deciding which of the 357 parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston should be closed. Other factors are being considered as well, such as the cost to maintain and repair buildings.

Description: This table shows (1) the community and count of parishes in that community; (2) parish name; (3) average weekly attendance at masses during three weeks in October 2000; (4) the rank among parishes by attendance, with 1 being the largest and 357 the smallest; (5) the estimated number of Catholics in the parish in 2001-2002, according to the latest official directory; (6) the rank by number of Catholics, from 1 to 357; (7) the number of people involved in sacraments in 2001-2002, counting baptisms, funerals, and twice the number of weddings; and (8) a ranking by that total, from 1 to 357.

Abington (1) St. Bridget 1,781 50 9,500 56 272 50
Acton (1) St. Elizabeth of Hungary 1,649 64 8,044 77 126 203
Amesbury (1) Holy Family 1,643 67 10,000 35 229 88
Andover (2) St. Augustine 2,464 13 10,000 35 272 50
  St. Robert Bellarmine 1,342 108 3,800 229 98 247
Arlington (4) St. Agnes 2,784 9 14,000 17 408 11
  St. Camillus 620 267 2,367 289 67 295
  St. James the Apostle 703 251 2,800 277 54 316
  St. Jerome 734 241 1,620 316 48 330
Ashland (1) St. Cecilia 995 171 3,600 236 169 147
Avon (1) St. Michael 805 217 2,974 271 109 227
Ayer (1) St. Mary 454 316 1,000 335 47 335
Bedford (1) St. Michael 946 184 4,442 201 131 194
Bellingham (3) Assumption 939 189 4,300 205 94 255
  St. Blaise 477 307 2,800 277 53 317
  St. Brendan 695 255 3,100 257 93 258
Belmont (3) Our Lady of Mercy 748 236 1,200 328 75 285
  St. Joseph 1,018 166 3,715 232 160 154
  St. Luke 1,171 137 5,000 159 170 146
Beverly (4) St. Alphonsus 719 245 5,000 159 50 325
  St. John the Evangelist 1,151 141 4,000 217 129 197
  St. Margaret 430 322 1,836 305 35 344
  St. Mary Star of the Sea 1,551 75 6,400 113 268 54
Billerica (3) St. Andrew 844 208 2,300 290 108 231
  St. Mary (Pinehurst) 1,202 136 7,750 90 157 158
  St. Theresa 2,038 28 16,800 9 385 16
Boston (57) Blessed Sacrament, Jamaica Plain 777 227 6,000 127 109 227
  Cathedral of the Holy Cross 600 277 4,000 217 127 199
  Gate of Heaven, South Boston 699 254 7,300 98 166 150
  Holy Family, Dorchester 575 281 3,500 240 56 312
  Holy Name, West Roxbury 1,713 58 5,736 141 337 24
  Holy Trinity, South End 219 351 300 352 14 355
  Mission Church (OLPH), Roxbury 1,000 169 3,000 264 379 17
  Most Holy Redeemer, East Boston 3,235 5 15,000 14 527 2
  Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park 623 266 5,000 159 137 181
  Our Lady of Czestochowa, South Boston 910 194 3,168 256 52 319
  Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain 465 313 3,200 252 136 182
  Our Lady of Mount Carmel, East Boston 310 340 948 340 83 273
  Our Lady of Presentation, Brighton 542 290 3,000 264 61 302
  Our Lady of the Assumption, East Boston 532 293 4,000 217 73 288
  Our Lady of Victories, South End 156 355 110 355 58 309
  Sacred Heart, North End 545 288 700 345 85 270
  Sacred Heart, East Boston 443 320 4,190 208 181 132
  Sacred Heart, Roslindale 1,738 53 15,009 13 342 21
  St. Adalbert, Hyde Park 217 352 250 354 28 351
  St. Ambrose, Dorchester 630 263 2,000 296 159 155
  St. Angela, Mattapan 1,057 156 3,100 257 201 109
  St. Ann, Back Bay 674 256 700 345 61 302
  St. Ann, Dorchester 945 187 6,200 122 174 138
  St. Anne, Readville 880 202 6,300 117 81 278
  St. Anthony, Allston 929 190 5,000 159 140 177
  St. Augustine, South Boston 487 303 4,600 187 266 58
  St. Brendan, Dorchester 970 174 6,400 113 169 147
  St. Brigid, South Boston 1,100 149 5,500 145 174 138
  St. Catherine, Charlestown 490 301 1,422 323 95 252
  St. Cecilia, Back Bay 472 308 1,500 321 158 157
  St. Christopher, Dorchester 450 318 1,680 315 83 273
  St. Columbkille, Brighton 1,969 34 6,500 109 188 119
  St. Francis - St. Philip, Roxbury 188 353 375 351 30 348
  St. Francis de Sales, Charlestown 790 222 5,532 143 247 77
  St. Gabriel, Brighton 739 237 2,100 294 117 219
  St. Gregory, Dorchester 2,119 24 6,290 119 237 87
  St. James the Greater, Downtown 244 347 300 352 80 281
  St. John - St. Hugh, Roxbury 609 271 1,800 307 46 338
  St. John Chrysostom, West Roxbury 1,692 61 4,950 174 265 61
  St. Joseph, West End 396 330 5,000 159 89 265
  St. Joseph - St. Lazarus, East Boston 458 315 5,000 159 100 242
  St. Joseph, Hyde Park 324 338 1,000 335 52 319
  St. Leonard, North End 1,057 156 3,792 230 142 176
  St. Margaret, Dorchester 766 233 4,190 208 150 167
  St. Mark, Dorchester 898 195 6,000 127 180 133
  St. Mary of the Angels, Roxbury 355 334 3,000 264 50 325
  St. Mary Star of the Sea, East Boston 606 274 3,500 240 84 271
  St. Mary, Charlestown 610 270 3,000 264 159 155
  St. Matthew, Dorchester 611 269 800 344 91 263
  St. Monica, South Boston 251 346 1,833 306 24 352
  St. Patrick, Roxbury 1,548 76 3,600 236 171 144
  St. Peter, Dorchester 1,068 153 2,200 292 115 220
  St. Peter, South Boston 240 348 700 345 48 330
  St. Theresa, West Roxbury 2,296 18 15,500 12 356 18
  St. Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain 637 260 1,750 310 63 300
  St. Vincent De Paul, South Boston 399 329 1,600 317 121 211
  St. William, Dorchester 1,369 102 4,000 217 214 97
Braintree (3) St. Clare 1,108 148 6,300 117 198 114
  St. Francis of Assisi 1,889 41 6,850 104 262 63
  St. Thomas More 1,129 145 4,316 204 227 90
Bridgewater (1) St. Thomas Aquinas 955 180 7,883 86 246 78
Brockton (7) Our Lady of Lourdes 1,718 56 6,000 127 223 92
  Sacred Heart 603 276 2,850 275 68 294
  St. Casimir 220 350 1,000 335 43 342
  St. Colman 896 196 5,000 159 119 215
  St. Edith Stein N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  St. Margaret 1,442 91 7,000 102 184 125
  St. Patrick 571 284 4,500 189 133 189
Brookline (2) Infant Jesus-St. Lawence 478 305 2,000 296 49 327
  St. Mary 1,569 72 8,300 73 178 134
Burlington (2) St. Malachy 1,066 154 6,100 126 95 252
  St. Margaret 2,259 19 9,300 58 254 72
Cambridge (10) Blessed Sacrament 373 333 1,900 301 73 288
  Immaculate Conception 630 263 4,000 217 104 237
  Immaculate Conception-Lithuanian 162 354 460 349 17 354
  Sacred Heart 673 257 4,000 217 172 140
  St. Anthony 1,379 99 8,000 78 184 125
  St. Francis 276 344 4,000 217 58 309
  St. John the Evangelist 732 242 5,200 157 75 285
  St. Mary of the Annunciation 945 187 1,000 335 154 162
  St. Paul 2,027 30 3,200 252 185 124
  St. Peter 881 201 4,255 206 111 223
Canton (2) St. Gerard Majella 1,502 80 4,375 203 183 128
  St. John the Evangelist 1,727 55 10,000 35 187 120
Carlisle (1) St. Irene 839 209 3,000 264 95 252
Carver (1) Our Lady of Lourdes 798 219 5,404 152 57 311
Chelmsford (2) St. John the Evangelist 1,492 81 13,788 20 242 82
  St. Mary 2,930 7 21,940 5 346 20
Chelsea (3) Our Lady of Grace 517 295 4,200 207 152 163
  St. Rose 1,868 43 11,000 31 402 13
  St. Stanislaus 465 313 2,600 282 55 314
Cohasset (1) St. Anthony 1,314 112 4,000 217 156 160
Concord (2) Our Lady Help of Christians 1,002 168 2,700 280 87 268
  St. Bernard 985 172 4,500 189 94 255
Danvers (2) St. Mary of the Annunciation 1,230 130 6,000 127 224 91
  St. Richard 2,142 22 6,200 122 183 128
Dedham (2) St. Mary 2,614 11 12,000 23 453 8
  St. Susanna 1,671 63 4,950 174 55 314
Dover (1) Most Precious Blood 429 324 1,850 304 30 348
Dracut (2) St. Francis 1,649 64 6,000 127 217 96
  Ste. Marguerite D'Youville 490 301 5,000 159 193 116
Duxbury (1) Holy Family 2,181 21 7,800 87 260 67
East Bridgewater (1) St. John 1,305 115 6,470 112 134 187
Essex (1) St. John the Baptist 298 342 975 339 41 343
Everett (3) Immaculate Conception 777 227 8,300 73 271 53
  St. Anthony 1,259 126 4,500 189 267 56
  St. Therese 970 174 3,600 236 104 237
Foxborough (1) St. Mary 1,959 36 8,113 76 267 56
Framingham (5) St. Bridget 1,811 44 8,975 65 206 104
  St. George 777 227 4,100 210 97 250
  St. Jeremiah 790 222 4,656 183 73 288
  St. Stephen 1,451 89 7,500 93 195 115
  St. Tarcisius 1,553 74 3,100 257 134 187
Franklin (1) St. Mary 4,467 1 22,125 4 484 6
Georgetown (1) St. Mary 818 214 7,500 93 124 207
Gloucester (4) Our Lady of Good Voyage 1,345 106 1,924 300 143 173
  Sacred Heart 330 336 1,200 328 92 261
  St. Ann 1,034 162 8,000 78 207 102
  St. Peter 872 204 3,500 240 135 185
Groton (1) Sacred Heart - St. James N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Groveland (1) St. Patrick 289 343 3,500 240 46 338
Halifax (1) Our Lady of the Lake 605 275 3,791 231 126 203
Hamilton (1) St. Paul 752 234 4,496 200 110 224
Hanover (1) St. Mary 1,955 37 8,538 69 273 47
Hanson (1) St. Joseph the Worker 1,404 96 6,860 103 207 102
Haverhill (4) All Saints 1,083 150 24,000 3 311 34
  Sacred Hearts 1,779 51 7,950 84 253 74
  St. James 1,271 125 6,000 127 172 140
  St. John the Baptist 1,301 117 3,850 228 201 109
Hingham (2) Resurrection 1,056 158 4,400 202 118 217
  St. Paul 1,782 49 7,500 93 309 36
Holbrook (1) St. Joseph 982 173 2,500 285 245 80
Holliston (1) St. Mary 2,140 23 7,600 91 257 69
Hopkinton (1) St. John the Evangelist 1,342 108 6,352 116 149 170
Hudson (1) St. Michael 2,101 26 14,000 17 338 23
Hull (1) St. Mary of the Assumption 719 245 5,475 151 178 134
Ipswich (1) Our Lady of Hope 836 210 4,100 210 120 213
Kingston (1) St. Joseph 1,119 147 5,679 142 177 136
Lakeville (1) Sts. Martha and Mary 737 240 4,600 187 108 231
Lawrence (7) Asuncion de la Virgen Maria 1,222 131 30,000 2 255 71
  Holy Rosary 721 244 3,300 250 213 98
  Holy Trinity 608 272 10,000 35 73 288
  Sacred Heart 893 197 4,500 189 96 251
  St. Mary-Immaculate Conception 1,275 124 10,000 35 413 10
  St. Patrick 1,796 47 10,000 35 334 27
  Sts. Peter and Paul 223 349 1,860 303 29 350
Lexington (2) Sacred Heart 630 263 3,180 255 89 265
  St. Brigid 1,472 84 7,800 87 148 171
Lincoln (1) St. Joseph 325 337 1,200 328 45 340
Littleton (1) St. Anne 883