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.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Holy Name of Jesus, Woodbury

The church of the Holy Name of Jesus is located at 690 Woodbury Road, Woodbury NY 11797, telephone 516-921-2334.  Its website is linked here.  The front of the church (shown above, with the main door in morning shadows) faces west into the parking lot of an office building.  Ahead, to the north one can see some of the senior housing built on what was a parish field or lawn.  There are several directional signs on Woodbury Road guiding the traveler into Carnegie Court alongside the housing, which leads to the church.  The website mentioned above has driving directions.

Above, the view looks along the south side of the church.  The rectory is to the left.

The rectory faces the church.
Catholic Koreans gather here for two Masses on Sundays, at 9:30 a.m. and noon.
The September 28, 2012, edition of Long Island Business News related how, in the year 2000, Holy Name parish sold six of its ten acres for 114 senior apartments.

St. Pius X, Plainview

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The parish of St. Pius X is located on Washington Avenue, Plainview, near the intersection with Presidential Drive South.  The mailing address is 1 St. Pius X Court, Plainview NY 11801, telephone 516-938-3956. The parish website is linked here.

Curbside parking is available on Washington Avenue in front of the church, but to the left of the church (where you see a canopy) is an extensive parking lot for the church and the nursery schools that rent what was the parish school.

The church predates the school.  In 1955, Archbishop Thomas Molloy established this parish in honor of Pope St. Pius X, who was canonized the previous year.  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville

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Our Lady of Mercy parish is located at 500 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville NY 11801, telephone 516-931-4351.  The parish website is linked here.  The location is in northeast Hicksville,  about a mile south of Exit 36 of the Northern State Parkway. The parish buildings are on the west side of South Oyster Bay Road, and across the street is Plainview.

The upper church, which is bright, seems to be locked on weekdays, except for funerals.

The parish website reports that the first pastor learned of his assignment on September 23, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, and thereby chose the name.

Looking north, the above photo shows the elementary school and church.  This is not a business district, and the parish is surrounded by single-family homes.
The mailing address of the school is 520 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville NY 11801, telephone 516-433-7040.  The school's website is linked here.