Tuesday, January 12, 2010

St. Margaret Mary, East Tremont and Morris Aves.

The above view looks south across busy Tremont Avenue. Morris Avenue is one-way northbound, at the right of the photo, and the rectory is a few steps down that block. To the left of the church is the parish school and the Grand Concourse.



This view is also taken from Tremont Avenue. The church is to the right. This appears to be a parking lot or playground for the school, whose northern entrance is seen here.

Above is the south entrance to St. Margaret Mary school, situated on East 177 St.

See page 408 for a 1950's photo of a First Communion procession in St. Margaret Mary church. Parents and Sisters of Mercy may be seen at the procession. See page 472 for establishment of the parish in 1923. Page 473 has an exterior photo of the church. See page 606 for a reference to parishioners from Ghana. The rectory address is 1914 Morris Ave., Bronx NY 10453, telephone 718-299-4233.
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The parish school address is 121 East 177 Street, Bronx NY 10453, likewise between Morris Avenue and the Grand Concourse. The telephone number is 718-731-5905. With an enrollment somewhere over 300, it would seem that this school has one or two sections per grade.

5 comments:

cathy said...

Just found my Baptismal Certificate and seen that I was Baptized at this church on Decemeber 13th 1953.
Glad to see it is still standing.

Unknown said...

my husband and I were married at St. Margaret Mary's in 1973!😁

Unknown said...

Anyone remember a young priest by the name of Father Francis who was at St. Margaret Mary in the mid 60s and early 70s? He used to play the guitar with us for the folk Mass.I often think about him and pray for him. I cant remember his last name. 😢

Unknown said...

My twin sister and I were baptized by a priest from St Margaret Mary's. I understand he ran all the way to the Royal Hospital, lifting his robes in order to get there as quick as possible. We were born prematurely and weren't expected to live. The nurse in attendance was our sponsor. I have my Baptismal Certificate from there. Fmstjohn10@aol.com

Unknown said...

Frances said
My twin sister and I were baptized by a priest from St Margaret Mary's. I understand he ran all the way to the Royal Hospital, lifting his robes in order to get there as quick as possible. We were born prematurely and weren't expected to live. The nurse in attendance was our sponsor. I have my Baptismal Certificate from there. Fmstjohn10@aol.com