The Most Precious Blood Church, Queens

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The parish was formed in 1922. Masses are offered in Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Italian, Spanish and Tagalog to compliment the six English Masses, thus reflecting the diverse ethnic makeup of Astoria. They also sponsor a Purgatorial Society and hold First Friday devotions as well as regular adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There is a parish school for children in grades kindergarten through eight.

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The church building is in the Romanesque style with some art deco touches. A castle-like bell tower stands off to one side. The interior is bright and well lit, with a very basic setup including numerous shrines with the customary votive candles. The decor reflects the multi-ethnic nature of the parish. The sanctuary is framed by an arch on which appear the words: "He shed his blood to set us free." The altar is free-standing, with a smaller altar at the back on which rests the tabernacle. On the wall above the tabernacle is mounted a large cross.

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Contact info:
32-23 36th St.
Queens, NY 11106