St. Luke's Church (Bronx, New York)
|The Church of St. Luke|
|Town or city||The Bronx, New York City|
|Construction started||1897 (for stone basement of church)|
|Completed||1898 (for stone basement of church)
1909 (for school)
|Cost||$45,000 (for 1898 stone basement of church)
$80,000 (for 1909 school)
|Client||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York|
|Structural system||Masonry stone (for 1898 basement church)
Masonry pressed brick (for 1900s rectory)
Masonry brick with stone trimmings (for 1909 school)
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). The first mass was celebrated by the Rev. John J. Boyle on July 4, 1897 in a barn belonging to the Sadlier family.
Archbishop Corrigan dedicated a temporary church February 27, 1898. “The stone basement church was completed at a cost of $45,000, including the lot. 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.”
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)
- 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.388.