Greenwich Village Catholics:
A Lecture by Thomas J. Shelley

St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, the oldest Cathlolic church in New York City, began as a poor immigrant parish in a hostile Protestant environment. It soon developed into a prosperous working-class parish as the area became predominantly Catholic, surviving a series of local economic and social upheavals throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It remains today a vibrant spiritual center in the midst of an overwhelmingly secular neighborhood. Its history provides a glimpse into the fascinating evolution of Catholicism in New York City over the course of the past 175 years. Join Msgr. Thomas J. Shelley, Professor of Historical Theology at Fordham University, as he recounts this history based on his book, Greenwich Village Catholics.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:30 pm

St. Joseph’s Church,
371 6th Avenue