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Monday, April 9, 2012
Sacred Heart, Fort Greene
Sacred Heart church stands on Clermont Avenue between Park Avenue (to the left and south) and Flushing Avenue (to the right, with the Navy Yard). The parish was established in 1871 and this church completed in 1877. About 2008 Bishop Dimarzio renamed the parish Mary of Nazareth parish, with the absorption of St. Michael - St. Edward parish, later closed. His decree dated 11.12.2010 suppressed the parish of St. Lucy - St. Patrick and merged it into the parish of Mary of Nazareth, 41 Adelphi Street, but St. Lucy - St. Patrick continues to show up on the diocesan list of parishes. When I took these photos of Sacred Heart church in April, 2012, I could find no exterior Mass schedule, but the diocesan website shows a Thursday 7:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish and a Sunday bilingual Mass at 10:30 a.m. The diocesan website also lists Mass four times a week at St. Patrick's church, Kent and Willoughby Avenues.
The rectory at the right is at 41 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, New York 11205, telephone 718-625-5115.
The large school bears the name Sacred Heart Institute from an earlier era. From 1973 to 1985 it was Fort Greene Catholic. Now, the closest door has two signs, Greenhill School and Sacred Heart Religious Instruction Center. The 2011 edition of the Official Catholic Directory states that there were 125 students in religious education.
According to this document on Wallabout Cultural Resources, Thomas F. Houghton designed the church, the rectory, and the institute. ---- On 5.8.2014, a reader wrote (see comment below) that she would like photos of the interior of the church. She also remarked about the organ. The New York organ project offers a description of the church and its organ, linked here. ---