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Feb 17 2013

St. Saviour's Catholic Church, Brooklyn

St. Saviour's; Brooklyn NY

St. Saviour's Church is a Roman Catholic chriatian church located at the corner of 8th avenue and 6th street in Park Clope, Brooklyn. This corner lot was purchased on November 9th, 1905 by father James J. Flood, who had been selected to form a new parish on the Hill section of the Slope. The new parish was to be erected from portions taken from the parishes of Holy Name, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis Xavier. A month later, the house at 611 Eighth Avenue was purchased for $9,000 as a part of a future permanent rectory.

Jun 03 2011

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Brooklyn

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Brooklyn. Image 1

In November 1884, the Rev. James Donahoe was sent to establish the Parish of Saint Thomas of Aquinas in South Brooklyn, the 47th parish in the Brooklyn Diocese. The first Mass was celebrated November 16, 1884 in a building on 9th Street near 5th Avenue.