History of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
In 1931, a group of Italian immigrants living in this still agricultural section of North Revere (now known as West Revere) and the Linden section of Malden purchased land on Washington Avenue in Revere and constructed a chapel dedicated to St. Lucy, which existed as a mission of St. Anthony's parish. As the residential area developed, the Archbishop of Boston, Richard Cardinal Cushing, raised the mission chapel of St. Lucy to the status of a parish. On June 16, 194 7, the new parish was dedicated under the title of St. Mary of the Assumption. The land around the area was purchased and a rectory was built. The church was dedicated on July 3, 1948.
In 1991, under the guidance of Father William Butler, a chapel was dedicated to St. Lucy and the Italian immigrants who founded the church. A beautiful tapestry (shown above) was created depicting the history of events at St. Mary's. It now hangs in the Chapel of St. Lucy as you enter the side door of the church. In 1995, the Holy Name Society reinstituted the feast honoring St. Lucy, which was a part of the Italian tradition in 1931. We hope you take a moment to remember the founding parishioners who worked so hard to establish this beautiful parish and remember them in your prayers.