The Archdiocese of Baltimore sold St. Peter the Apostle Church recently to Carter Memorial Church of God in Christ (as Thomas Ward predicted last year; “What’s the Deal?” Mobtown Beat, June 1, 2011) and has moved much of the stuff inside it to other churches. Plenty of people are still sad/miffed that the 170-year-old church was sold, which is probably why City Paper received this flier last week under the subject line “It Gets Worse.” Reportedly it was distributed to St. Jerome parishioners along with a long list of artifacts and their new owners under the headline “Items to be Solded [sic] from St. Peter.”
Among the treasures no longer residing in the church where Babe Ruth was reportedly baptized:
• 6-foot marble “Sacred Heart of Jesus”; 5-foot statue of Jesus and John the Baptist (both now at Transfiguration Catholic Community)
• 5-foot Mary Statue with a broken finger; four small statues from the high altar; Large Marble Alter of Sacrifice; St. Joseph with baby Jesus statue (5-feet high) (all at Catholic Community of South Baltimore).
• Folks at Second Chance (now at 1700 Ridgely St.) say they have “many many many” pews from the church, though most are not equipped with both end caps, and some are in better shape than others.
Also marked as “available” on the flier: a wood-carved “Alter of Sacrifice” measuring 30 by 72 inches.