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Immaculate Conception Church (Bronx)

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Country  United States
Construction started  1902 (first church)
Immaculate Conception Church (Bronx)
Architectural style  Italianate / Neo-Romanesque
Town or city  Williamsbridge, Bronx, New York City, New York
Completed  1905 (first church) 1925 (present church)
Client  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

The Church of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 754 Gun Hill Road, Williamsbridge, Bronx, New York City, New York. The parish was established in 1902-1903. The third pastor (appointed in 1906), the Rev. Contantino Cassaneti was chaplain on the public work of the Croton Dam, and had the temporary chapels of St. Michael and St. Mary's erected at Peekskill Quarry, New York, on the suggestion of the contractor and builder J. J. Coleman.

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Parish history

An Immaculate Conception parish church was around in 1892 for the German community, located at 151st Street, near Third Avenue. That, and other Immaculate Conceptions (on Manhattan's 14th Street and in Queens) are not connected with this parish. "In December 1902, Cardinal Farley assigned to the Rev. Joseph Cirringione the task of organizing the parish of the Immaculate Conception for the Italians of this neighborhood." In November 1903, Rev. Patrick J. Lennon succeeded in the pastorate and began the work of building a church, which was contributed to by Cardinal Farley, Msgr. Lavelle, and the Jesuits of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier. That first church structure "was dedicated October 8, 1905. It is situated on the corner of Maple and Briggs Avenues." In 1914, "the congregation numbers about 1,500, and the value of the church property is estimated at $23,000."

Buildings

The present Italianate - Neo-Romanesque brick twin-towered church was built in 1925. The rectory address is 754 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx NY 10467.

Pastors

  • Rev. Joseph Cirringione (1902-1903)
  • Rev. Patrick J. Lennon (1903-1906)
  • Rev. Contantino Cassaneti (March 25, 1906-?)
  • Pastor/Father John LoSasso 1996-PRESENT
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School

    The parochial elementary school opened in 1950. As of 2011, it is staffed by fourteen Religious Sisters and lay faculty members. "The school offers a full curriculum from Early Childhood - Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten to Grade Eight.... More than 95% of our graduates are accepted into the top Catholic High Schools of the Archdiocese or Charter High Schools in the city of New York."

    References

    Immaculate Conception Church (Bronx) Wikipedia


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