Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bishop Murphy will dedicate a new Church in Montauk this weekend, St. Therese of Lisieux. The picture at this link actually bears a striking resemblance to the parish Church of my childhood.

"Though Catholics had been celebrating Mass in Montauk since the 1760s, the first church did not sprout until 1929-1930 thanks to a burgeoning French Canadian Catholic community in Long Island’s easternmost point. Then named the Church of the Little Flower, because of the founding priest’s devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux, the completed church building would eventually be dedicated in 1935 by Bishop Molloy. In 1950, full parish status was conferred to St. Therese"

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