Island Churches Offer Insights to Island History

Catholic Church Put in Bay
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church is also home to South Bass Island’s Lutheran congregation.
Episcopal Church Put in Bay
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrates its sesquicentennial this year.


Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, across from each other on Catawba Avenue, are often overlooked as significant attractions on South Bass Island.  In addition to providing a sound religious base for residents, both churches are significant landmarks as well as touchstones resonating with important historical developments in the Bass Islands.