Thursday, May 19, 2011

Academies: alignment decree

An alignment decree signed by Bishop DiMarzio and effective May 17, 2011, is linked here.
The decree is a list of some Catholic Academies (that is, parish or regional elementary schools renamed as Catholic Academies with a two-level board in charge). Below each academy on the list are the parishes whose priests are responsible for the pastoral care of the students in the academies. It seems to be largely aimed at the provision of Mass and the sacrament of Reconciliation. Please read the document.
My interest is in the geographical assignment of parishes to academies. These are the Brooklyn schools on the list:
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, Greenpoint.
Sts. Joseph and Dominic, Williamsburg
Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy, Williamsburg
Holy Angels Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge
Midwood Catholic Academy, Midwood
St. Mary, Mother of Jesus - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Academy, Bensonhurst
Our Lady of Trust, Canarsie
Pope John Paul II Family Academy, Bushwick
St. Catherine of Genoa - St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy, East Flatbush
Salve Regina Catholic Academy, East New York

Our Lady of the Presentation, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Our Lady of Presentation - Our Lady of Mercy parish has a Facebook page linked HERE, as of August, 2016.  Its office address given by the diocese is 680 Mother Gaston Boulevard, Brooklyn NY 11212, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, telephone 718-345-2604. However, Our Lady of the Presentation church is also listed as 1677 St. Mark's Avenue.  
A photo of Our Lady of the Presentation church is on Flickr, linked here.  It is an imposing structure on the north side of Eastern Parkway where Rockaway Avenue and St. Marks Avenue also meet.  
Thanks to a correspondent wrote this explanation: 
"Actually Our Lady of the Presentation Church is in Bedford-Stuyvesant via zip code 11233. Brownsville's zip code is 11212. East New York's zip code is 11208. Historically though, the boundary of Brownsville had started at Eastern Parkway (the church is on the corner of St. Marks Avenue and Eastern Parkway). Now the northern boundary of Brownsville starts at East New York Avenue to coordinate with its 11212 zip code." 
Effective 6.30.2011, a new parish was created, named Our Lady of the Presentation - Our Lady of Mercy.    
Nearby Our Lady of Loreto parish was closed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More parish mergers, 5.1.2011

More parish "reconfigurations" were decreed, as linked here.
Mergers effective June 30, 2011:
1) St. John the Evangelist with St. Rocco.
2) Our Lady of Mercy with Our Lady of Presentation (which already absorbed Our Lady of Loreto)
3) Holy Family, Greenpoint, with St. Anthony of Padua (which already absorbed St. Alphonsus)
Also, 13 parishes received warnings.  Please see the above link.