St. John the Baptist Church Celebrates 150 Years of Service

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Currents News Staff

One of the oldest churches in the diocese is still going strong as it celebrates 150 years of serving their Williamsburg community.

St. John the Baptist Church marked a milestone anniversary on Sunday June 23, with a Mass in English and Spanish by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. 

Bishop DiMarzio explained the deep roots the church has for the Brooklyn Diocese. 

“This is a very interesting parish. This is the first place where we established the seminary and St. John’s University was first established here,” he explained.

“So this is a mission of the Vincentian Fathers who came to the diocese just a few years after the diocese was established.”