Behind Saint Mary Assumption Church was a rectory. Across Constance Street from the rectory was Saint Alphonsus Ligori Catholic Church. This was also an impressive building, and also a rather large church.
Saint Alphonsus Church has a gray façade in front, which made it stand out. Inside, it was brighter than Saint Mary Assumption Church, possibly due to better lighting, and possibly because the equally impressive stained glass windows faced east and west.
There were different statues in Saint Alphonsus Church, which I found curious. Why would a statue be on one church, and a totally different statue be in another? The columns of Saint Alphonsus Church were many, but not as large as those of Saint Mary Assumption Church. Again, the pulpit and shell were attached to a column.
The clasps that held the hats were in better repair, and much easier to use. This caused problems, since it was in Saint Alphonsus that we in the parochial school had a daily morning Mass, and some of the boys would press the button to open a clasp, then allow it to close with a loud noise. This in turn caused one or more nuns to search for the source of the noise.