Saturday, April 30, 2011

St. Brendan, Midwood

The address of St. Brendan's parish 1525 East 12th Street, Brooklyn NY 11230, telephone 718-339-2828.  The parish website is linked HERE. There is a Saturday evening Mass and two on Sunday.  Each photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

It appears that the religious education department shares the former St. Brendan's diocesan high school with one or other entities., one of them called New York League Early Learning - William O'Connor Midwood.  The school extends south on East 13th Street, has a 1912 cornerstone, and apparently received a fourth-story addition at some time. 
Many thanks to MaryAnne for this clarification which led me to edit the above paragraph: 

"As an alumna, I wanted to point out that the building in the pic of the former St. Brendan's Elementary School was originally St. Brendan's Diocesan High School from 1922 to 1977.   
I think the original convent (Sisters of St. Joseph,  Brentwood) and the original elementary school (across Ave O) were torn down and turned into Senior Citizen housing when the High School closed.  But my memory may not be totally accurate on those buildings."  Your memory has been confirmed by another former parishioner.  The senior housing is were the elementary school was.

The above view looks north on East 13th Street towards Avenue O, where one may glimpse a small part of the Senior Citizen housing across the avenue.


  1. I attended St Brendan's as Penelope McGee from 1964-1968. Looking at your pictures brought back so many great memories. Is the building still standing? Thank you for your tremendous efforts in preserving one of my childhood memories. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can be reached at Again, thanks for the memories, Joe!!!

    Penny DeVincenzo

  2. Hi Penny...I believe we were in school together JoAnn Mannara at the time now JoAnn Murphy If you agree let me know :-)

  3. Attended St. B Elementary School from 1953-62. Received First Communion in May 1956. Nice memories.

  4. Attended both the elementary and the High School...1960 to 1968 wow...Long STrange trip

  5. Tino collura attended St.Brendan elementary 1956 to 1963