Saturday, February 18, 2012

St. Bernadette, Dyker Heights

The church of St. Bernadette is located on the northwest corner of 13th Avenue (Dyker Heights Boulevard) and 83rd Street.  The mailing address is 8201 13th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11228, telephone 718-837-3400.  The parish website is linked here.
Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.  Hymns sound from the belfry. About 3:55 p.m. this particular Friday people several blocks away could hear "Veni, Creator Spiritus."

On the arch is an English translation of Mary's reply on March 25, 1858, when Bernadette Soubirous asked her identity.  For more on the life of St. Bernadette, please see this link, among many others.

St. Bernadette parish elementary school is at 1313 83rd Street, Brooklyn NY 11228, telephone 718-236-1560.  The school website is linked here.  The parish opened the school in 1953, and the administration and faculty include several Religious Teachers Filippini, Maestre Pie Filippini, founded in Italy about 1692 by St. Lucy Filippini.

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