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St. Francis Xavier Church

347 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601
508 775 0818
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Hyannis
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Summer church of the Kennedy's
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Church is a beautiful building that President Kennedy and his family always attended while on Cape. The remaining Family, we were told still attend this Church. It is on South Street and easy to find.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There is a small place card in front of the church to let you know that this is the Kennedy church. We entered the carved wooden doors to take a peek inside. Beautiful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a beautiful chapel, we lit a few candles, we had a little prayer and just sat in this peaceful wooden chapel. There was a message up especially for visitor welcoming everyone. some services are still held in latin

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cape cod
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I live near the church and they use the Kennedy name to draw in seasonal visitors! To be honest I am sick of hearing their name and for a church to capitalize on the Kennedy name is a bit sickening! Amen!

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Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A warm and welcoming parish. Reinforces we're one church, even if this is not your usual parish. Homily is thoughtful and inspiring. A little old school, in that people do come dressed. We were casual and some others were too. I do like that.

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wnet there for a Sunday service. The parking approach guaranttes that you wont leave this church early unless you park on the street - not recommended.

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Naples, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you are interested in seeing the Kennedy family church then plan to visit this beautiful church. This is where Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver were married.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews 228 reviews
36 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you're a Kennedy family fan then this should be on your list. The Kennedy family attended this church when they were on the cape.

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lower gwynedd, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's a nice Catholic Church, gotta say it was cool knowing JFK attended mass there, but frankly was just a nice church nothing terribly fancy. Have been in many many nicer churches.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We timed our visit so as not to co-incide with Saturday Vigil Mass, but when we arrived there was a wedding taking place so we could only view the church from outside. Please be aware that visitors are not allowed after 2.00pm on Saturday, all day on Sunday and before 10.00am on weekdays. The inability to see the inside was... More

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