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Rockville Centre in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Agnes

 
 
Saint Agnes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2018
1. Saint Agnes Marker
Inscription.  
1887 First mass celebrated
1904 First church erected
1935 Present church built
1957 Diocese of RVC est.
1981 Cathedral renovated

 
Erected by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 40° 39.564′ N, 73° 38.768′ W. Marker is in Rockville Centre, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Quealy Place and Clinton Avenue on Quealy Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre NY 11570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Agnes World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Anvil (a few steps from this marker); South Side (within shouting distance of this marker); 30 Pounder Parrott Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville Centre World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Church of the Ascension
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(about 500 feet away); The Suburban Oasis Built by a Thirsty City (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Wreck of the Mexico - January 2, 1837 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville Centre.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Cathedral of St. Agnes. Cathedral Website (Submitted on March 10, 2018.) 

2. St. Agnes Cathedral (Rockville Centre, New York). Wikipedia entry:
"The Parish of St. Agnes was founded in 1887, when the first Mass was celebrated at Walter Johnson's blacksmith shop with an anvil as the altar. By 1890, the blacksmith shop could no longer accommodate the parishioners so a small group rented the Gildersleeve's Hall in the local Institute Building. In 1905, a white marble stone church was built, to serve the Catholic population of Rockville Centre. Due to the increasing number of parishioners, the small marble church grew insufficient for the needs of the parish, so demolition began in 1933, under the direction of Msgr. Peter Quealy....In 1935 the current building was completed and in 1957, Pope Pius XII announced the formation of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and appointed Most Rev. Walter P. Kellenberg to be its bishop. 1981 saw a major facelift for the aging building and while the Cathedral was being renovated, daily
Saint Agnes Cathedral and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2018
2. Saint Agnes Cathedral and Marker
Mass was celebrated in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension located across the street. In 1986, Mother Teresa visited the Cathedral and spoke at a prayer service." (Submitted on March 10, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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