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"St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church" Leonardtown Off The Beaten Path Tip by grandmaR

Leonardtown Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 24 photos

  St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church
by grandmaR

This church is a prominent landmark on Leonardtown's main street. Catholics have had a church in Leonardtown since 1710. The school next door to the church is named after Father Andrew White who came with the first colonists on the Ark and the Dove. He was a Jesuit.

Father Andrew White is a regional school. Children from two other parishes - Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck and St. Francis Xavier, Newtowne go to school here together with St. Aloysius, which traces its beginnings to 1640.

But it wasn't until 1866 that the parish got a resident pastor. It was run by the Jesuits until in the 1960s when the church was turned over to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington. Father Conley, the current priest, was appointed pastor in 1999.

Phone: 301-475-8064

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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