St. Michael's Church (Brooklyn, New York)

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Coordinates: 40°39′05″N 74°00′32″W / 40.65132°N 74.00890°W / 40.65132; -74.00890

The Church of St. Michael
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Sunset Park.jpg
(2015)
General information
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Byzantine Revival
Town or city Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York City
Country United States
Completed 1905[1]
Client Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
Design and construction
Architect Raymond F. Almirall[1]

The Church of St. Michael is a Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, located at 352 42nd Street in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.

The first pastor was named in 1870. The current church was built 1905, and was designed by noted church architect Raymond F. Almirall.[1] Often referred to as Brooklyn's own "Sacré-Cœur", the domed tower once was the second tallest building in Brooklyn after the Williamsburg Savings Bank, until a late 2000s high rise development claimed that title.

The Pastoral care for the Parish: •Very Rev. Kevin J. Sweeney, Pastor •Rev. Gesson Agenis, Parochial Vicar •Rev. Msgr. Thomas Healy(Retired), In Residence •Mr. Lawrence Harris, Music Director •Mrs. Ines Cordero, Director of Religious Education

In popular culture[edit]

The comedy film Heaven Help Us (1985) was filmed in the neighborhood, using external and internal shots of the church and the now closed St. Michael's Parish School as the fictional St. Basil's Church and St. Basil's School, run by the factual Order of St. Basil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.424.

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