Friday, May 24, 2013

St. Aloysius Church Celebrates 100 Years

From the Great Neck Record -

"Great Neck’s beautiful, majestic St. Aloysius Church celebrates its 100th birthday this year. On Sunday, June 23, the church hosts a centennial celebration, including a special mass and a dinner dance. The historic church is located at 592 Middle Neck Road in the Village of Great Neck.

“Even after 100 years, many people still consider St. Aloysius one of the most beautiful churches on Long Island,” said Monsignor Brendan Riordan, pastor of St. Aloysius.

The church traces its roots back to 1876 when Bishop John Loughlin, the first Bishop of Brooklyn, established the parish and appointed Reverend Patrick Sheridan its first pastor. Father Sheridan celebrated the first Mass in Great Neck in February 1876 in a near-by private home. Later that year the first church was dedicated on May 20, 1876, further back than the current site.

Father John J. Molloy, fourth Pastor, was responsible for the building of the present church. He chose a distinguished architect, Gustave Steinbach, an expert in Byzantine Romanesque style of church architecture. The cornerstone was laid on August 13, 1913. "

Here is the website for the parish (the link in the article is incorrect, it is for a 500 year old school in Glasgow.)

And here is more info on the parish including pictures, from Joe McMahon's Nassau County N.Y. Catholic blog. 

Sanctuary of St. Aloysius (Joe McMahon)

1 comment:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a wonderful church.

God bless.