William E. Lori

Archbishop celebrates Mass in honor of St. Ignatius' 225th anniversary

Archbishop celebrates Mass in honor of St. Ignatius' 225th anniversary

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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