Saturday, August 7, 2010

St. Cecilia, Greenpoint, now Divine Mercy

St. Cecilia's parish, Greenpoint, has been merged into a new parish of Divine Mercy. The main office for Divine Mercy Parish is located at St. Francis of Paola, 219 Conselyea Street. The phone number is (718) 387-0256. Each church continues as a liturgical worship site.
St. Cecilia's buildings take up almost the entire rectangle of the block bounded by North Henry, Herbert, Monitor, and Richardson Streets, the exception being a few private houses to the right in this photo. The parish was established in 1871. One year, it seems, almost 1,700 students were educated in the parish school, which closed in June, 2008. For more photos of this parish, please look at my September, 2008, photos on Webshots here. When you get to that link, move to Previous or Next (near top right of photo) to explore more photos of the parish and Greenpoint.
The parish website is linked here.  Please see the comments linked above the photo.
For decades, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the De La Salle Christian Brothers staffed the parish school.  Sad to relate, Brother Andrew Gerard Duncanson, teacher at St. Cecilia's Boys' department 1962-1964 and principal there 1967-1969, passed away in Providence, Rhode Island, 8/28/2011, where he worked at La Salle Academy.