The Most Rev. William Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, helped the parishioners of St. Ignatius, Hickory “bring to a fitting conclusion” their yearlong celebration of the parish’s 225th anniversary Sunday.
Lori celebrated the noon Mass Sunday in St. Ignatius’ main 850-seat chapel, which was filled to the brim with parishioners.
St. Ignatius, which was dedicated Sept. 27, 1792, is the oldest Catholic parish in Harford County and the oldest continuously-operating parish in the Baltimore Archdiocese.
The campus, which is at the intersection of Route 1 and East Jarrettsville Road, is about three miles north of the Town of Bel Air.
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