Thursday, November 15, 2007
Blessed Sacrament Church
Boston Daily Globe December 19, 1915
New Church Of The Blessed Sacrament In Jamaica Plain Completed By Easter
Parishioners of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Jamaia Plain look forward with great interest to the new ediface, which within a few months they will be able to gather in for services. Workmen are engaged with the interior, but it is probable that at least three months more will elapse before the undertaking can be completed, so that the likelihood is that Easter Sunday will see the first services in the new church.
The thousands of people who pass the new church of the Blessed Sacrament daily have admired the basilica appearing like edifice, and the most commendable praises have been spoken of the efforts of the pastor, Rev Fr Arthur T. Connolly, through whose efforts the church is being erected.
For fully a year the work has been in progress and now for a month or more the parishoners have been enabled to realize the extent of the undertaking. The exterior, aside from the main steps, has been finished and the huge dome that surmounts the church can be seen for some distance in all directions. With the addition of the main entrance steps, completing the exterior, the outward appearance of the new ediface will be one of the finest in the diocese.
However, what one gleans from the outside is but an insight of the interior, which is to be finished in a most artistic manner. The work will be carried on with care so that the very best results can be secured and it is hoped that by Easter Sunday all will be in readiness for the first services and the dedication.
The parishioners will be tireless in their efforts to assist Fr Connolly henceforth, realizing that his effort in their behalf has brought about a gem in church architecture that is enjoyed by few parishes in this part of the country.