Saturday, December 4, 2010

St. John Vianney, Castle Hill Avenue

Unfortunately, the 2010 Mass schedule shown below is invalid.  The Archbishop decided to close this church for all regular Masses and worship, effective August 1, 2015.  The parish has been merged with Holy Family at Castle Hill Avenue and Watson Avenue.  The rectory phone number is 718-869-9156.

See page 489 for the parish of St John Vianney, Cure of Ars, founded in 1949 at Castle Hill Avenue and Homer Avenue, and merged (closed) in 2015.

The above view looks west across Castle Hill Avenue. 

The parish elementary school was located at 2141 Seward Avenue, around the corner from the church.   Unfortunately, the archdiocese announced on January 11, 2011, that the school would close in June.  The press release is linked here.
Castle Hill Avenue boasts several Christian churches in its 2.5 miles.  At its northern starting point stands the Church of St. Raymond.  Midway is the parish of Holy Family, and in this populated peninsula is St. John Vianney.  More than 5,000 people live in the Castle Hill Houses, immediately south of the church.


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