Seelos is appointed pastor and rector of St. Alphonsus Parish in Baltimore, Maryland. Moving from St. Philomena to St. Alphonsus was like going from a peaceful village to a bustling metropolis. His appointment includes not only St. Alphonsus, but two parish centers, two smaller parishes on the outskirts of Baltimore, and four mission stations outside the city. In addition, Seelos saw to the spiritual needs of 1,300 children in schools and 500 black Catholics. Despite the exponential increase in workload, he always took upon himself more than his weak constitution could carry and never succumbed. | Shown above, St. Alphonsus Church.