Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sts. Peter and Paul, Williamsburg




The mailing address of the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul is 71 South Third St., Brooklyn NY 11211, telephone 718-388-9576. The church, pictured above, is on South Second Street between Berry St. and Wythe Avenue.
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To the left of the church is a convent of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. This link describes their work. They, with the initials S.S.V.M., are connected to the group of I.V.E. priests from Argentina working in East New York parishes.

The pastor and staff serve a merged parish. This church is a few blocks north of the Williamsburg Bridge. Epiphany is a few blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge. Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

The parish, founded in 1844, was one of the first Catholic parishes in Williamsburg. From 1848 to 1957 this parish was graced with architect Patrick Keely's first church.




This seems to be the former parish school on Berry Street. The new church is around the corner to the right.

Sister Helen Patrick Howley, a Brentwood Josephite, was principal of the parish school. For a brief and inspiring biography, please scroll down on this link.

Above: the rectory at 71 South Third St.




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1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know if they will use what used to be the school as a recreation center for kids? They really should do something like that.

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