On Sunday afternoon I drove to Brooklyn to take the tour of Most Holy Trinity run by Urban Oyster. This parish was my family's parish from at least 1880 to around 1930. It was where my grandfather was baptized and where he married my grandmother. The parish merged with a nearby parish St. Marys some years ago. I was happy to see two things:
- The parish is still an active parish serving Catholics in the area and not just a relic of 'time gone by'.
- The parish Church was renovated but not ruined with many original parts of the Church refurbished rather than tossed away.
The facade - I did not even get the giant towers in so check out the extensive parish website for photos of them. The tops are covered in copper which was coated with brown material to match the rest of the towers. This was due to the towers literally falling apart.
The sanctuary with high altar - the top of the table altar is just visible.
Closer view of the high altar (where my grandparents wedding Mass was offered!)
The pulpit -
More pictures will be posted later. For more information on this great Church, check out the Tour of the Church page on the MHT website, which has to be one of the best parish websites I have seen.