St. Luke's Church (Bronx, New York)

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The Church of St. Luke
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General information
Town or cityThe Bronx, New York City
CountryUnited States
Construction started1897 (for stone basement of church)[1]
Completed1898 (for stone basement of church)[1]
1909 (for school)[1]
Cost$45,000 (for 1898 stone basement of church)[1]
$80,000 (for 1909 school)[1]
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Technical details
Structural systemMasonry stone (for 1898 basement church)[1]
Masonry pressed brick (for 1900s rectory)[1]
Masonry brick with stone trimmings (for 1909 school)[1]

The Church of St. Luke is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 623 East 138th Street, The Bronx, New York City.

Parish history[edit]

The parish was established in 1897 with a Catholic population of around 200, separated from the parish of St. Jerome’s Church (Bronx, New York).[1] The first mass was celebrated by the Rev. John J. Boyle on July 4, 1897 in a barn belonging to the Sadlier family.[1]

Buildings[edit]

Archbishop Corrigan dedicated a temporary church February 27, 1898. “The stone basement church was completed at a cost of $45,000, including the lot.[1] Father Boyle next built a rectory of pressed brick, and then devoted his efforts to providing a school.

The school building was opened in 1909, having cost $80,000. It is of brick with stone trimmings.”[1] The school was staffed by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, who originally lived on the third floor of the school.[2]

Pastors[edit]

  • Rev. John Boyle (1897-1914),
  • Very Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. McMackin, D.D., Ph. D (1916-1922),
  • Rt. Rev. John J. Mitty, D.D. (1922-1926),
  • Rev. Patrick J. Minogue (1926-1931),
  • Rt. Rev. Msgr. Robert B. Mulcahey, DD (1931-1966), Rev. Miguel Juan, T.O.R. 1960
  • Rev. Msgr. Gerald J. Ryan (1966-2013)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°48′22″N 73°54′55″W / 40.80611°N 73.91528°W / 40.80611; -73.91528