About Sheehan's Church Goods
The Sheehan Mission Statement
At Matthew F. Sheehan, our goal is to be the leading worldwide distributor of the church goods, religious articles and bibles. We are committed to offering the highest level of customer care, and selling the highest quality products available. Our products are primarily made in the United States and every product offered has been carefully chosen for its quality and design.
Matthew F. Sheehan Co. was established in 1907 on Downtown Boston's Chauncy Street by Matthew Sheehan, an immigrant from County Galway, Ireland. The store, which was originally designed to serve the large catholic community, offered an extensive inventory of high-quality church goods, religious gifts including rosaries, patron saints medals, statuary, holy bibles and many other religious articles. Like today's selection, many items were made locally in the United States, ensuring the best quality for our customers.
As Boston's population grew more diverse over the years, Sheehan's adapted to the changes and religious needs of its customers by stocking an extensive variety of churchware, ministerial and choir robes, candles, clerical apparel, King James and New International Version Bibles for non-Catholic patrons.
Through the years, Sheehan's has kept pace with the local population's needs. In the late 1980's, demand for spiritual reading blossomed and Sheehan's responded by organizing the largest bible/religious book department in New England.
At Sheehan's, all of our customers are important. Whether you're an individual shopping for a piece for your home or a large church looking for new furniture and other goods to complete a renovation, we treat each customer as if they are the only one, offering an outstanding shopping experience. Our customer base ranges from individuals and small churches to more famous names like: Martin Sheen, Faye Dunaway, Raymond Flynn former mayor of Boston and ambassador to Vatican, Richard Cardinal Cushing, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, Cardinal Law, among others. We also do business with returning clergy/customers from Europe, Australia, Thailand, South America, Canada.
The Future of Sheehan’s
After serving God and His people for one hundred years on Chauncy Street, Sheehan's is again responding to the needs of the church goods and religious gift industry. In order to expand our offerings nationwide, we have launched a state-of-the-art e-commerce website that sells thousands of unique products including religious vestments, wooden church pews, candles, incense and more. As church trends and the needs of our customers continue to change, we keep expanding our offerings, adding new items and a more diverse selection of styles on a regular basis.
Even though we've gone online, we are still committed to offering our customers the excellent shopping experience they've come to expect from Sheehan's. Customers can order through our website or over the phone, and service members are always available to answer questions and provide assistance. With over 100 years of experience and counting, Matthew F. Sheehan hopes to continue to be the world's leading online supplier of high-quality church goods.