Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Twenty-five Catholic elementary schools open in the borough of Brooklyn

Recent news articles about the sudden closure of parish elementary schools in New York City tell only part of the story. Below is my attempt to list geographically the 25 Catholic elementary schools in the borough of Brooklyn.
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Parish schools and Catholic academies north of Atlantic Ave.:
St. Stanislaus Kostka, Newell St., Greenpoint.
St. Brigid - St.Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy, Grove St. and St. Nicholas Ave., Bushwick.
Blessed Sacrament, Euclid Ave., Cypress Hills.
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, grades 5-8, Sterling Place.
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Schools south of Atlantic Ave. and north of Church Ave.
Salve Regina, Jerome St., East New York.
St. Saviour, Eighth Ave., Park Slope.
St. Joseph the Worker, Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace.
St. Francis of Assisi, Lincoln Road and Nostrand Ave.
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Schools south of Church Avenue:
St. Catherine of Genoa - St. Therese of Lisieux, Avenue D, East Flatbush.
St. Mark, East 19 St., Sheepshead Bay.
St. Edmund, Avenue T., Sheepshead Bay.
Midwood Catholic Academy, Hendrickson St., Flatlands.
St. Bernard, near Mill Basin and Bergen Beach.
Good Shepherd, Avenue S, MarinePark. 
Our Lady of Trust, Canarsie
St. Athanasius, 61 St and Bay Parkway, Bensonhurst.
Our Lady of Grace, Avenue W, Gravesend.
St. Peter, 23rd Ave., Bensonhurst.
St. Ephrem, 74th St., Dyker Heights.
St. Bernadette, 83rd St., Dyker Heights.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 6 Ave. and 60 St., Sunset Park
Holy Angels, 74th St. and 4th Ave., Bay Ridge.
Bay Ridge Catholic, 83rd St. and 4th Ave.
Visitation Academy (Girls), 8902 Ridge Blvd., Bay Ridge.
St. Patrick, 99th St. and 4th Ave., Bay Ridge.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Two more elementary closures

Please see the press release dated 7.9.2020 HERE.
The two closures in the borough of Brooklyn are Queen of the Rosary, Williamsburg, and St. Gregory the Great.
Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy has occupied 11 Catherine Street (former St. Nicholas Commercial High School) in East Williamsburg for several years. The academy was Our Lady of Mount Carmel school "on the move."
In similar fashion, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy moved from its location on St. John's Place to the property of Holy Cross parish on Church Avenue a distance away.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

St. John the Baptist, Hart Street near Lewis Avenue

I have yet to walk around the blocks where St. John's University and St. John's Prep began along both sides of Lewis Avenue. The large church of St. John the Baptist is to the east of Lewis Avenue. The neighboring parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Putnam Avenue has been merged into the parish of St. John the Baptist, one pastor covering worship at both churches. Two parish offices remain. Corrections and explanations are welcome.
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The website of the two parishes is linked here. The rectory address is 333 Hart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206, telephone 718-455-6864.
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Please also see my post and photos about Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Tablet, November 2, 1918

Ed Wilkinson's informative summary of the 1918 epidemic in the four counties of the Diocese of Brooklyn has found its way to Cruxnow.org, link HERE. There are references to masks and outdoor celebration of the Mass, without "social distancing." Father Bernard Quinn wrote from the trenches. Help from Church staff is narrated, not that much about how the faithful suffered. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Anthony Fauci, M.D.

Anthony Fauci, M.D., attended Our Lady of Guadalupe parish school, class of 1954, then earned a scholarship to Regis High School, where he graduated in 1958.  He went onto the College of Holy Cross, Worcester, class of 1962.
Our Lady of Guadalupe church is on 15th Avenue, Dyker Heights or Bensonhurst.
A half-hour recent interview with Dr. Fauci is on YouTube HERE.

Sad news from Bushwick

According to the unofficial Catholic News Agency (EWTN), on Friday, March 27, 2020, St. Brigid's parish, on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border, lost their pastor, Fr.Jorge Ortiz-Garay, to Coronavirus.  Link HERE.
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He was incardinated into the diocese of Brooklyn. According to this article in the official Catholic News Service, he was a naturalized U. S. citizen.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Bay Ridge Catholic at St. Anselm

Effective September, 2020, Holy Angels Catholic Academy and St. Anselm Catholic Academy will merge into Bay Ridge Catholic Academy. Please see a November 1, 2019, article in The Brooklyn Eagle, linked HERE.