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Monday, February 13, 2012

St. Mary, Roslyn

The church of St. Mary faces Hempstead Harbor at the intersection of Bryant Avenue and Summit Place. Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

The parish address is 110 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn NY 11576, telephone 516-621-2222.  

In early February, 2012, the Daily Eucharist is offered Monday-Friday in the church.  Saturday evening at 5 p.m., Mass is in the Hall downstairs, and at 7:15 in Spanish in the church.  Sundays, in the church at 9 and 11 a.m., in the Hall at 7:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. I suspect that Hall has step-free entrance from the parking lot, whereas the church entrance has many steps.

    Above, the rectory is seen from the church steps.
    The history of this St. Mary's parish in Roslyn is intertwined with that of St. Mary's, Manhasset, three miles to the west. The date of canonical establishment as a parish is 1871 here and 1912 for the Manhasset parish, but that is not the date of first Mass or first construction; each was a mission at some time.
    St. Mary's parish is one of five which sponsor All Saints Regional Catholic School in Glen Cove, five miles north.  The Sisters of Mercy taught in a parish school here for some years after 1952.  I do not know where the school was.
    Note that another St. Mary's exists in Roslyn, a child-healthcare agency from Bayside, Queens.
    Bus route N21 passes the church on the way from Flushing to Glen Cove.  Only two or three blocks south of the church, the N20 offers service from Flushing to Hicksville.

1 comment:

  1. I attended St. Mary's School in Roslyn and graduated in 1964. The school and the convent were up on Round Hilll Road, Rosly Heights/East Hills, behind the Roslyn High school.