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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Curé of Ars

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The parish of Curé of Ars is located at 2323 Merrick Avenue, one block south of Sunrise Highway and the Long Island Rail Road Merrick station. It is adjacent to the Merrick library.
The parish telephone number is 516-623-1400, and its website is linked here.

Both walls have stained glass windows in pairs, but I was unable to determine the theme or order of windows. In several cases, a brief identification is given of the saint commemorated. In the photo above, St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) is paired with the mother of Mary.
The parish school has been closed since 1992, and the building is now shared by a parish center and a Montessori school, with the hall available for rent. Cure of Ars parish supports St. Elisabeth Ann Seton Regional School in Bellmore.
The bishop of Brooklyn established this parish in 1926, and it was named after St. John Vianney, canonized in 1925, who was pastor or curé of Ars, France, from about 1815 to 1859.

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