The heart of the Christian community is our Triune Lord: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Geography, history, and numbers are not the heart, but probably I will type mostly on these topics. As the internet already provides many encouraging spiritual guides and discouraging contentious forums, I intend to offer neither.
To find a parish, enter a keyword in the search box at the top left, or look through the labels and links down the right-hand column. The posts themselves follow the Blogger format of newest items on top.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

St. Barnabas the Apostle, Bellmore

The church of St. Barnabas Apostle is located at 2320 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore NY 11710, telephone 516-785-0054.  The church is two blocks south of Sunrise Highway (NY 27) and the Bellmore train station.  The parish website is linked here. (I find the text on the website quite faint.)  The parish was established in 1912, and the present church was built in 1958.

St. Barnabas church as seen from the Long Island Rail Road station.

To the right of the Our Lady's shrine may be seen the Holy Oils, the Baptismal Font, and the Ambo draped in Lenten purple.

Along the left aisle is this shrine, St. Maximilian Kolbe in the center, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to the left, and a Sacred Heart to the right. Sisters of Charity of Halifax staffed the parish school since 1931.

Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

In 1992, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School replaced four parish schools.  This elementary school is sponsored by the parishes of St. Raphael, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Curé of Ars, and St. Barnabas. The mailing address is 2341 Washington Avenue, Bellmore NY 11010, telephone 516-785-5709, website linked here.
The above photos show the school, which is adjacent to the church.  These views look west from Bedford Avenue, and the lobby runs through to Washington Avenue.  
In January, 2012, the school had one section in each grade from 1 to 8.  Enrollment in grade 7 was about 27.

No comments:

Post a Comment