"St. Clements Island - First Catholic Mass in U.S." Coltons Point Things to Do Tip by littlesam1

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When you reach the island the river taxi lands at a small pier that leads you to a path on the island. Follow the path around the island until you see the huge 40 ft. cross. The cross was erected to commerate the first Catholic Mass in the colonies. The landing and the mass took place on March 24, 1634. The mass was performed by Jesuit Father Andrew White. The island is named after Pope St. Clement I the patron saint of Mariners.

The cross was dedicated in 1934 to celebrate Maryland's 300th birthday.

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2008
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