Monday, August 17, 2009

St Michael, Jerome St., East New York

The office for the parish of St. Michael and St. Malachy is at 284 Warwick Street, Brooklyn NY 11207, telephone 718-647-1818. The office is behind St. Michael's church, which is on Jerome St. The parish website is linked here.
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Up the sanctuary steps and through the left door is la capilla used for morning services. On Monday, August 17, 2008, I found 8:15 a.m. benediction (closing adoration?) and 8:30 Mass. In between a litany was offered that called upon Mary with the various patronage titles that honor her in the countries of Latin America. The parish bulletin listed also a morning mass at St. Malachy's rectory. The parish is staffed by two priests of the Institute of the Divine Word, founded in 1984 in Argentina. For many decades, Capuchin Franciscans (German in heritage) staffed St. Michael's, and on Warwick Street a large building has the sign "Capuchin Friary." Also, there seems to be a rectory at St. Malachy parish.


The parishes of Saint Michael and Saint Malachy have been combined. This is a view of St. Michael's church, looking south on Jerome Street towards Liberty Avenue.


Above, the office for the parish of St. Michael and St. Malachy is at 284 Warwick Street, Brooklyn NY 11207, telephone 718-647-1818. This is behind St. Michael's church. The parish website is linked here.


Above is Salve Regina Catholic Academy, 237 Jerome St., Brooklyn NY 11207, telephone 718-277-6766. It is on the northeast corner of Jerome Street and Liberty Avenue. Click on any photo to enlarge it. Apparently, some school buses serve St. Michael's. Also, bus route B12 passes this school on a route that crosses half of Brooklyn, to Ocean Avenue near Prospect Park. On Atlantic Avenue, just north of the church, is bus route Q24, from Jamaica to Bushwick. Both routes offer frequent service.
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As for the church of St. Malachy, a final Mass was offered there in there in January, 2009.  From the second link below, it would seem that the church was soon demolished.
Historic photos of both St. Michael's and St. Malachy's are presented on the laudable East New York project, linked here and here.




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9 comments:

  1. Thank you for a walk through memory lane... I grew up on Warwick St and attended St Michael's school 1-8th grade. A lot of good memories. : )

    A. Devivo

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    1. I also grew up on Warwick St. and attended St. Michael's. My three sisters and brother also went to St. Michael's. I believe you were in the same grade as my youngest sister. We lived at 355 Warwick St (house is no longer there). I belive you lived net door to the man who lived with his mother. Our house was next door to the Catapano's.

      B. Douglas

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  2. In the early 1960's a friday night dance would be held in the Gym..many artists such as Johnny Mathis and others would perform for free..It was the place to go..everyone dressed up the fanciest possible..admission was 50 cents..girls with dresses above their knees would not be admitted. guys had to wear ties..we danced the twist..the slop..the wabble..anyone out there remember this? please write ehrlichs24@bellsouth.net..would like to hear from you...any photos!!!!!!?? wonderful memories!!!!Simon Ehrlich

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  3. I ATTENDED ST. MICHAEL H.S. FROM 1960 TO 1964. I ALSO ATTENDED THE DANCES ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. I WAS GOING WITH A BOY WHO SANG IN A SINGING GROUP AND MANY TIMES HIS GROUP PERFORMED THERE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL THERE, THE PRINCIPAL WAS SISTER JAMES CELESTE.MY GRADUATION CEREMONY WAS HELD IN ST. MICHAELS CHURCH. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO ATTENDED THE SAME YEARS AS I DID. CES21@OPTONLINE.NET

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  4. I too lived on Warwick St. I graduated from St. Michael's in 1975, my siblings also attended before leaving for TN.

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  5. My name is Joe (Pepe) Bello and I sang with a group called the Enchantones at one of the dances at St. Michael's back around the time or on the same night as Lou Christie.(I think we opened for him) It would be nice to see if someone has a picture of our group, as there are only two of us left and neither of us has one. Thank you. my e-mail address is: fulano243@yahoo.com

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  6. Hi all. Strange request, but i thought id put it out there. In hurricane sandy my family lost a lot in the gossiping of our home. One thing of sentimental value that was lost was my mothers yearbook from high . She attended and graduates from saint Michaels in 1976. Does anyone know anyone from the same year...or. Perhaps know of someone who might have that yearbook. If love to make a copy for her thanks so much.

    Chrissie24832@gmail.com with any info!!!

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  7. I remember the friday night dances very well but I have a question. Were there ever Sunday afternoon dances for the junior high crowd? For some reason I recall one in Jan. or Feb. of 1961 as a big snowstorm started that afternoon. My friends and I had to walk home (Bushwick) from Broadway Junction.

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  8. I attended St Michael's from 1980-1984 best years of my life. Wish I could find some old friends.

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