Thursday Doors – St. Patrick’s Church

St Patrick's Church

St Patrick’s Church

I wanted to share an appropriate door for Christmas Eve. The door is correct, but the wreath is not. Or is it? Our weather forecast here in chilly New England, puts the high temp on Christmas Eve just below 70°f – 70 degrees! Some of the bushes in our yard are starting to bloom. I might have taken the pictures of this church closer to Easter, but these wreaths might still work for Christmas.

St. Patrick’s wasn’t our church, but we drove by it every Sunday for many years. Our church was St. Adalbert’s, but on the day I took these pictures, St. Adalbert’s was busy. There’s some interesting history surrounding these churches, but I’ll hold that aside until a day when we’re all less busy. Enjoy the photos, the other doors in Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors series (of which this post is a part).

If Christmas is your holiday, have a very Merry Christmas. If you celebrate a different holiday, I hope it is or was happy, or merry or wonderful.

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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52 Responses to Thursday Doors – St. Patrick’s Church

  1. Dan, that is a truly marvelous door. Even the two somewhat lesser versions are lovely. I like the interest that comes from the contrast of the golden colored wood and the black metal. Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend.

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Have a great one, Dan! Our weather prediction is the same as usual… hot & humid…Merry Christmas!

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  3. Nato says:

    What a great building with beautiful doors! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Sabiscuit says:

    Merry Christmas, Dan. Lovely doors for Nochebuena.

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  5. bikerchick57 says:

    Pretty church and doors, Dan. Merry Christmas Eve!

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  6. John Hric says:

    Merry Christmas Dan ! Glad I stopped by for the doors ! Weird weather – like elves were in charge and were not in the mood for snow this year !!!!

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  7. Charlie says:

    Very nice pictures! Merry Christmas!

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  8. marianallen says:

    So! Many! Doors! It’s very strange, but last night I dreamed about the big stone church I used to go to. I love the fish-eye picture of the front with all the doors, including the modest street-level one pretending it isn’t there.

    Happy all kinds of holidays!

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  9. Almost Iowa says:

    Merry Christmas, Dan and don’t worry about not have a white Christmas, you will be wanting the snow gone soon enough. :)

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  10. The doors really stand out against the beautiful stone, Dan. We’re having mid-forties with sun today and tomorrow and after yesterday’s 60’s, grey, and stormy, I’ll take it! The Reason for the season remains, however, unaffected by the weather.

    Merry Christmas!


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  12. Cimmorene says:

    Hey, Dan. You won the award this week! Where do I send it?

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  13. I think the wreaths work, and the doors are pretty with their blond wood w/black hardware against the dark stone.
    I’m looking forward to your post on the history of the building.

    It’s in the low 50’s here and will be raining on and off they say. I won’t complain about the rain! Tomorrow says partly cloudy for Christmas, but chilly. Enjoy the warmth while it lasts! :)

    Merry Christmas to you and the family!

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  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    A beautiful choice Dan, I love the carvings above the doors.
    Weather is wonky here too: high 50’s to low 60’s here today. We’re going to spark up the BBQ for Christmas eve supper tonight – crazy!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend :-)

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  15. Kinderhook88 says:

    Merry Christmas Dan!

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  16. C.E.Robinson says:

    Dan, love the old New England church architecture! And the doors so inviting! Visualizing the interior as I remember churches there in the past. Have a Blessed Merry Christmas! Chryssa

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  17. joey says:

    Pretty. Weirdest Christmas weather, ever, I say. So balmy, my husband cleaned our gutters today and we ran around BAREFOOT with the dog. I even feel strange baking. Like, it feels a bit more like apple pie time than Christmas cookie time…
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  18. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Love the side view of the door, Dan! Great post and very appropriate for Christmas Eve. It’s very warm here too, and in fact I saw two boys skate boarding! I should have snapped a pic for crying out loud! This is one of the warmest Christmases we have ever had. I went walking yesterday at my park and even though it was an overcast and wet day, all I saw were smiles and everyone saying, “Isn’t this a beautiful day?” It was in the 60’s! This is just unheard of for here. One man said we deserve this weather after last year and then some, and I couldn’t agree with him more!!
    Enjoy the holidays! And I really hope your cats do NOT bring down the tree! Hehehehe <3

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  19. Enjoyed the post, Dan. Merry Christmas.

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  20. Lovely photos Dan. I recognized that familiar face and pose immediately, we have lots of St. Patrick statues and carvings over here that look exactly the same. Have a lovely holiday.

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  21. Wendy Brydge says:

    The carving above the doors is just beautiful, Dan. Right down to St. Patrick’s trademark shamrocks! But I wish they’d chosen black for that wonderful detailing on the door though. Looks blue to my eyes, and for me, black would have had such a great visual impact. But regardless (sorry, little miss colour-fussy pants over here!), a great Christmas Eve door selection! Glad that my power is finally back on so I could read your post. 31 hours it was off. Second Christmas in a row this has happened. O_o Hope you had a wonderful Christmas at your house, Dan!

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Sorry to hear about the power outage Wendy. I’m glad you’re back on the grid. I’m not sure what color that is. I read once that “if you can’t tell if something is blue or black, it’s blue.” Feel free to be fussy. We had a great day. I hope you did too.


  22. Paul says:

    Good selection, Dan. Church doors, especially the old-fashioned kind, tend to be my favorite, and these are particularly nice. I like the black bands on the doors and the surrounding brickwork.

    In fact, the only thing I DON’T like are the yellow wreaths. Not only is the color wrong, at least for me, but they give the impression of two eyes! I’d prefer it “plain”, but it’s still an impressive sight.

    Thanks for sharing these, Dan — and I hope you, Mrs. A, Faith, and all the pets had a pleasant and relaxing Christmas yesterday. Cheers!

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  23. reocochran says:

    You incorporated a sense of humor rarely found on Thursday’s doors, Dan. I like the yellow forsythia wreaths but love the St. Patrick church’s beautiful doors. I am sure the golden wood with the pretty black hinge (looking) metal hardware.
    My favorite part of the doors was the stone carvings, with St. Patrick and there are two evergreen trees which look “Christmas-y” to me, Dan. :)

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  24. I wonder why architects today don’t build such buildings instead of those shabby looking glass structures.

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