Thursday, January 21, 2010

St. Jude, Canarsie

The mailing address of St. Jude parish is 1677 Canarsie Road, Brooklyn NY 11236, telephone 718-763-6300. The parish website is linked HERE. Admirably, the parish bulletin includes the schedule of twelve weekend Masses in three parishes.
The above view is from where Seaview Avenue, East 94th St., and Canarsie Road meet. This is only a few blocks northwest of Exit 13 of the Belt Parkway and Canarsie Pier.

The entrance to the church is here on Canarsie Road. To the left is the church. Immediately inside the door and to the right is an alcove with candles and votive notes near a statue of St. Jude. Directly across the foyer is a chapel for the adoration of the exposed Eucharist.

Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy is located at 1696 Canarsie Road, telephone 718-241-6633.

St. Jude parish was established in 1961. The cornerstone of the school is dated 1966.

On the south side of the church are the fourteen Stations of the Cross, a Pieta, and a crucifix. The numerous memorials on the stations and in the walkway reminded me that the Church is the assembly of believers rather than the hierarchy alone or the buildings.
The November 3, 2011, edition of the Brooklyn Tablet published an excellent article about the 50th anniversary of this parish.  The link is here.


1 comment:

  1. Hello, I remember thr St.Jude bizzares in the 1970's. What year was the last one held before the Seaview dinner was built. Someone is claming the diner was open in 1978. I say say 1973. Thanks for reading my question.. Anthony Gerbino