The Epic Southeast Baltimore Christmas Church Tour

A photo and history tour inside Canton, Highlandtown, Fells Point and Little Italy's oldest immigrant Catholic churches.

By Ron Cassie | Photography by Anthony Monczewski - January 11, 2016

The Epic Southeast Baltimore Christmas Church Tour

A photo and history tour inside Canton, Highlandtown, Fells Point and Little Italy's oldest immigrant Catholic churches.

By Ron Cassie | Photography by Anthony Monczewski - January 11, 2016


We tagged along on the Southeast Baltimore Christmas Church Tour for a glimpse inside seven of the city’s oldest immigrant Catholic churches. Organized by the parish communities, with Christmas decorations in full swing, we also picked up a little local history.

These photos were shot by Anthony Monczewski, 70, also along for the tour. A retired Department of Defense employee, Mr. Monczewski is the grandson of a Polish immigrant butcher and grew up in Fells Point near Holy Rosary Church in the neighborhood once known as “Little Poland.”

Open the images below to enlarge and read more about the history of these immigrant churches.


Sacred Heart of Jesus, Highlandtown


Holy Rosary Church, Upper Fells Point


St. Leo the Great, Little Italy


St. Casimir Parish, Canton


Our Lady of Pompei, Highlandtown


St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patterson Park


St. Brigid's Parish Hall, Canton





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