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Friday, May 20, 2011

St. Hyacinth, Glen Head

To read the Mass schedule, please note that any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.  The church of St. Hyacinth is located at 319 Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Head, NY 11445, telephone 516-676-0361.  This is on the northbound side of NY 107 as it moves from Old Brookville to the city of Glen Cove.

The design of this 1985 church, both exterior and interior, is remarkable.  The Stations of the Cross are helped not only by fourteen inspirational sculptures but also by several small stained glass windows.  Higher up on each of the two side walls are windows of Jesus, Mary, and various other holy people: Pope John Paul II, two St. Stanislaus, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Hedwig, St. Casimir, and others.  I did not notice a reference to St. Hyacinth (Sw. Jacek, a Polish Dominican friar, 1185-1257).
The A.I.A. Architectural Guide to Nassau and Suffolk Counties (Dover Publ., Mineola, 1992) on page 17 states this: "Designed by Bentel and Bentel, and winner of a 1988 Archi Award, this church was built in 1986.  A substantial effort was made by the designers to include subtle features from Middle European/Polish churches.  The brick detailing, the heavy plank front door and oval windows with wrought-iron grillwork are a few of the elements that are used to give St. Hyacinth's its distinctive quality.  .... The masonry work is intended to enhance the qualities of scale and texture so important to the ambience of this religious space. ..."

There is a chapel to the left of the main entrance.
This parish sponsors All Saints Regional Catholic School, a mile to the north.

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