St. Frances Cabrini Parish was established on July 26, 1966. The present structure was built in 1953 and was originally known as Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Chapel and was a mission of the Mother Parish of Ocean City, St. Augustine. Prior to the Queen of Martyrs Chapel, a structure known as St. Mary’s existed and was a combination parish school and weekend chapel. When the present regional school at St. Augustine’s was dedicated in 1952, St. Mary’s was demolished and the present Church begun. Later, St. Frances Cabrini Church would become a part of St. Damien Parish as a result of a merger between all three major Catholic churches in Ocean City. This also included St. Augustine’s and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
St. Frances Cabrini Church is located on 2nd Street along Atlantic Avenue. During low-traffic times, you can expect a drive of around 5 minutes from the 9th Street bridge. During peak traffic times, you may have to travel 10 minutes. Be sure to allot yourself extra time to get there, especially during the summer when visitors tend to fill up the streets.