More than 300 parishioners and visitors gathered Sunday to celebrate the last Mass at St. Aloysius Gonzaga, the 153-year-old church at 900 North Capitol Street NW affectionately known as “St. Al’s.”
Sept. 9, 2012Yvonne Webster attends a final Mass at St. Aloysius Gonzaga, which was established in 1859, before the church joins the congregation at Holy Redeemer nearby. St. Al’s is merging with Holy Redeemer parish because of a shortage of Jesuit priests.Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post
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