Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St. (PO Box 98), Oldenburg, IN 47036; 812-934-3013. http://holyfamilychurcholdenburgin.com/
Deeply rooted in its German heritage and in Franciscan spirituality, with a long history of service by friars and the Sisters of St. Francis.
St. Mary of the Angels Parish, 3501 North Miro St., New Orleans, LA 70117-5839; 504-945-3186. http://www.smaneworleans.org/
Socially active parish that works to empower its African American community through grassroots community activism.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1558 Buena Vista St., Shreveport, LA 71101-2448; 318-222-3790. http://www.olbschurchsport.org/
The first Catholic church for African Americans in Shreveport, the parish ministers to the growth and needs of its neighbors and the community.
St. Aloysius Parish, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226-1825; 313-237-5810. http://www.stalsdetroit.com/
Nicknamed "Everybody’s Church" because of its diverse membership and welcoming atmosphere, St. Al’s ministers to the homeless and elderly poor in the inner city through outreach programs.
Transfiguration Parish, 25231 Code Road, Southfield, MI 48033-5807; 248-356-8788. http://www.transfigsfld.org/
Formed from the merger of four parishes in 2007, Transfiguration is a vibrant community with an outreach program that feeds 500 families monthly.
Holy Name Parish 2448 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-2799, 513-721-5608
(http://https://www.facebook.com/Holy-Name-Catholic-Church-133721360018665/) Holy Name parish originated in 1904 to accommodate those Catholics who resided in Cincinnati’s oldest suburb, Mt. Auburn. The present Holy Name Church was built and consecrated in 1951.
St. Anthony Shrine, 5000 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223-1213; 513-541-21146. https://www.stanthony.org/
A spiritual refuge for pilgrims who since 1889 have come here for daily prayer, contemplation and the weekly novena to St. Anthony.
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St. Clement Parish, 4536 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45217-1695; 513-641-2257. http://www.stclementcincinnati.org/
Close-knit community of parishioners from all walks of life, staffed by friars since its founding in 1850.
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St. Francis Seraph Parish, 1615 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202-6400; 513-535-2719.
Occupies "Franciscan Corner," site where the first friars from Austria settled in 1844. Its diverse, tight-knit congregation focuses on serving the poor in Over-the-Rhine, one of the city’s neediest neighborhoods.
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St. Monica-St. George Parish/Newman Center, 328 W. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45219-1224; 513-381-6400.
Vibrant, socially committed congregation formed by the 1993 union of two historic parishes, enlivened by the participation of college students from the University of Cincinnati.
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Catholics are few in number but strong in spirit in the western part of this island nation, where friars have ministered since 2000.
Mary Gate of Heaven Parish, Norman Manley Boulevard, PO Box 2564, Negril, Westmoreland Jamaica WI. 876-957-4900.
St. Joseph Parish, 20 Lewis St., PO Box 66, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica WI; 876-955-2648.