Tuesday April 8, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific St., Brooklyn
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is offering a Professional Circle tour of the interior renovation and new design at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn. Led by EverGreene Architectural Art’s Director of the Sacred Space Studio, Emily Sottile, the tour will delve into the parish’s rich history and the cathedral’s art historical significance.
St. Joseph’s, designed by architect Francis J. Berlenbach Jr., was completed a century ago as a parish church and was elevated to Co-Cathedral status in March 2013. It will be re-dedicated on May 3rd, 2014. The design of new decoration respects the tradition of ecclesiastical visual arts and communicates Catholic history and theology. St. Joseph, the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, is a fitting choice for the new Co-Cathedral of the Diocese of Brooklyn which celebrates Mass in 42 different languages throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program recently pledged a $35,000 Robert W. Wilson Challenge grant towards stained-glass restoration at the church.
This tour is being offered as part of the Conservancy’s celebration of Sacred Sites Month (May 2014) and the state-wide Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, May 17-18.
St. Joseph’s is within easy walking distance of the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center subway lines B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Or via the C train to the Clinton-Washington Avenue stop.
Space is limited to 25 members, so please register early.