Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sts. Simon and Jude, Gravesend

The church of Sts. Simon and Jude is located on Avenue T between Van Sicklen Street and Lake Street, a block west of McDonald Avenue and the Culver Line F train.  The rectory address is 185 Van Sicklen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11223, telephone 718-375-6642.

The parish smartly provides parish bulletins in an outdoor holder, in addition to posting outdoors the Mass schedule.

The parish's Faith Formation program is located at 294 Avenue T, across from the church, telephone 718-372-0733.  
Google hosts the parish website, and as of 9.2.2016 the staff page has Latin gibberish (typical of a Google joke when a text is missing) where biographies should be.

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.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Five more Catholic Academies

These items are gleaned from a diocesan press release issued 1.30.2012. The surprise on the list is that St. Gregory the Great School is listed as Flatbush, at Holy Cross, 2520 Church Avenue.  Current N-8 enrollments (that is, enrollments inflated by nursery-level students) are also given.
Parish schools becoming Catholic academies are:
St. Brigid, Wycoff Heights, 207 students.
St. Francis of Assisi, Lefferts Prospect Gardens, 351 students.
St. Frances Cabrini (at St. Joseph Patron, Suydam Street), 280 students.
St. Gregory the Great (at 2520 Church Avenue to allow repairs at 991 St. John's Place), 232 students.
St. Saviour Elementary, Park Slope, 401 students.  Note that the parish also has St. Saviour HS.