Upon this street, a church is built

BOSTON, MA - 4/20/2017: Interior view of the church... OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE... nuns, Sisters of Mercy were also outside letting people know it exists. Officially the church  opens on Saturday.   (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 21church
An interior view of the church Our Lady of Good Voyage in Boston. –David L. Ryan / Boston Globe

The Archdiocese of Boston has been closing churches in the city for much of the past 13 years, especially in old ethnic enclaves in South Boston, East Boston, and the South End. On Sunday, it will open a brand new Roman Catholic church in the city for the first time in more than 60 years.

Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine stands on Seaport Boulevard just over the Evelyn Moakley Bridge from downtown at the gateway of the Seaport District, a neighborhood that best represents the city’s high-tech future.

“We have the best location you can imagine,” said the Rev. James Flavin, episcopal vicar of the archdiocese’s central region. “When you come over the bridge, we’re the first building you see.”

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