Tuesday, December 13, 2011

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy

On 11.30.2011, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio decreed the establishment of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy next September in the building currently used by Holy Name of Jesus School at 241Prospect Park West, Brooklyn NY 11215.  Merged into this new academy will be Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Kensington, and Holy Name.
In January, 2012, the Holy Name school website is linked here.  I do not know whether it will be replaced by a website for the renamed school.  
For photos, please see Holy Name and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Decrees about charter schools

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has issued two decrees recently regarding charter schools in parish buildings. I provide links to the decrees so the reader will examen the decree rather than just accept my summary. In a decree dated 11.18.2011, the Bishops reminds all that a parish which has rented space to a charter school must share 40% of the rental income with other parishes whose schools have been adversely affected by the establishment of that charter school.
Also, there are four pages of revisions to guidelines of how rented property may or may not be used. These five pages are dated 11.17.2011.