We paid for this church, said Maryellen Rogers, a parishioner at St. Francis X. Cabrini in Scituate. We built it. The archdiocese took out a mortgage in the 1970s we paid off. And we believe we are the rightful owners of this church.
St. Francis sits on a beautiful parcel of land near the ocean. it must be worth a fortune. i don’t know how large this parish might be as there is another Catholic Church in Scituate Harbor which appears to have a huge congregation.