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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

St. Kilian, Farmingdale

Originally built in 1897, St. Killian church was greatly enlarged a century later.  It stands on the south side of Conklin Street (NY 24), Farmingdale, a block east of Main Street.  The mailing address of the rectory, which is on the north side of Conklin Street, is 485 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735, telephone 516-249-0127.  The informative parish website is linked here.

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The principal window of the east transept honors the martyrs Kolonat, Kilian, and Totnan, killed at Würzburg, Germany, about the year 688.  For that account, please see the Our Patron link on the parish website, left column.  The rosary beads worn by Kolonat and Totnan may be anachronistic, about five centuries too soon.

On the north side of Conklin Street stands St. Benedict's chapel with the parish office and the rectory.  I am rather certain that the chapel was constructed and used long before the church was enlarged and renovated.

On Cherry Street, adjacent to the church,  is an auditorium and school.

Five parishes sponsored this regional school, but the Bishop of Rockville Centre has ordered it to be closed in June, 2012.

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