Thursday, May 06, 2021

Historical Photos of a Church Dedication

otre Dame Parish in New Hyde Park, New York, recently published to its Facebook page some photos of the church’s dedication ceremony, which took place on June 27, 1959. The rite was celebrated by H.E. Walter Kellenberg, who was served as the first bishop of Rockville Center, New York, from the time of the diocese’s creation in April of 1957 until his retirement in May of 1976. Our thanks to the parish for their kind permission to reproduce these images, which were taken by parishioner Bill F. Heimbuch, and provided to the parish by his son Bill G. Heimbuch. Like so many churches, Notre Dame later underwent a rather unfortunate renovation; plans are underway to undo it, and we will be sharing some information about that next week.

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