Friday, May 11, 2012

St. Aloysius and borderline parishes

A correspondent wrote about St. Aloysius and other parishes along the Brooklyn-Queens border.  I have been judging the borough of the parish by the location of the front door of the church, but some parishes boundaries seem to include both Brooklyn and Queens.  It was probably in the 1980's that the strict geography of parish boundaries lost importance. Some parishes used to publish their exact canonical borders.  I have seen the borders mentioned in a St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, bulletin, and posted on the foyer wall of St. Vincent de Paul, Elmont.
I wonder which parishes along the Brooklyn-Queens border (but with the church building in Queens) include Brooklyn residents in their care, that is, in the previously-strict boundaries.  These parishes may exist near Ozone Park, Eldert Lane, Ridgewood, and Bushwick.

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