Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Clemens Manista, Pastor
Welcome to Our Parish
Our Mother of Sorrows in Centreville founded 1893...
The original Our Mother of Sorrows church was built in 1889 and dedicated on January 25, 1893. The church was located on what is now Tilghman Avenue in Centreville, MD.
In 1925, John J. Raskob of Wilmington purchased Pioneer Point Estate and moved to Centreville, where they became members of our church. Mr. Raskob was an executive at General Motors in the 1920s and the visionary who was responsible for building the Empire State Building in New York City. In 1931, he purchased the land and built the present Our Mother of Sorrows Church and Rectory as a gift to the Diocese. The church was dedicated on March 19, 1932 by the Most Rev. Edmund J. Fitzmaurice, Bishop of Wilmington Diocese.
St. Peter the Apostle in Queenstown founded 1765...
The parish of St. Peter's was formed in 1765; the chapel constructed soon thereafter was the third permanent mission established on the Eastern Shore. The present church was built in 1823-1827 and expanded in 1877.
The church, which is listed on the National Historic Register, is virtually intact from the Victorian construction period, and contains all of the 1877 stained glass and altar furniture.