Our Lady of Good Counsel's Church (Staten Island, New York)
|The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel|
|Town or city||Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York City|
|Country||United States of America|
|Client||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Genovese & Maddalene of 175 Rock Road, Glen Rock, New Jersey (for 1968 church)|
The first mass in Tompkinsville occurred 12 November 1899 in McRobert's Hall on Arietta Street. A large chapel in the building of the Augustinian Academy (Tompkinsville, Staten Island) "was used for parochial purposes with the chapel of Our Lady of Consolation in Tompkinsville. The chapel, which is situated on St. Paul's Avenue, was erected on 2 February 1902." It was enlarged and renovated in the summer of 1908 and the parish numbered around 400 in 1914. The second pastor, the Irish-born Rev. B.E. Daly, O.S.A., was a missionary before being appointed to the Tompkinsville parish on 22 December 1910.
The modern church building was designed by the architectural firm of Genovese & Maddalene of 175 Rock Road, Glen Rock, New Jersey. The firm also designed Manhattan's Church of the Nativity in 1968. It was dedicated by Terrence Cardinal Cooke on April 26, 1968.
- 1899-1910: Rev. Nicholas J. Murphy, O.S.A.
- 1910-:Rev. B.E. Daly, O.S.A.
- Office for Metropolitan History, "Manhattan NB Database 1900-1986," (Accessed 25 Dec 2010).
- Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.396.
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