Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer

BUILT

1867 - Temporary church at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street.

1870 - Permanent Church of St. Vincent Ferrer is dedicated and remains in use until 1914.

1918 - The dedication of the present Church of St. Vincent Ferrer.

1931 - The dedication of the present Church of St. Catherine of Siena.

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION

Roman Catholic - Dominican Order | Archdiocese of New York

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Andy Warhol frequented the church of St. Ferrer for Sunday mass and several days in the week.

  • St. Vincent Ferrer has an 86-rank pipe organ built in two phases by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio; the 18-rank chancel organ (Opus 2145) was installed in 1998 and the 68-rank gallery organ (Opus 2224) in 2002.

  • The Schola Cantorum, the Parish’s professional choir, sings for every Solemn Mass. Schola Cantorum is the official term used by the Catholic Church to denote a liturgical choir and literally means ‘school of singing’.


GALLERY

CREDITS

All media by Luke Cabading.

SOURCES

  • Wagner, Fr. W. (2019). The Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena: Parish Handbook 2018-2019. [ebook] NYC: The Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena, p.2. Available at: http://www.svsc.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SVSC-Parish-Handbook.pdf [Accessed 28 Jun. 2019].

  • Dillenberger, J. and Warhol, A. (1998). The Religious Art of Andy Warhol. New York City: The Continuum Publishing Company, p.p. 33.

  • Wetzel, J. (n.d.). Music. [online] Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena. Available at: http://www.svsc.info/music/ [Accessed 28 Jun. 2019].

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