car repair, storage, luxury, quogue, hampton, motors, automotive, restoration, oil change
27east.com

Story - News

Pope Names Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church A Basilica

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Colleen Reynolds   Dec 20, 2011 12:10 PM
Dec 21, 2011 10:20 AM

Pope Benedict XVI recently bestowed the designation of basilica on the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church, an honor that carries certain privileges, including a name change reflecting the Southampton Village church’s new status.

Monsignor Jeffrey Madley, the pastor of the Hill Street parish, said it will become the first basilica in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which includes 133 Catholic churches in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The church will be renamed the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, following a special celebration likely to be held in the spring, according to Monsignor Madley, who was granted the papal-bestowed title of monsignor around this time last year. The papal coat of arms will be displayed over the church’s front door, and the papal canopy—used for papal processions—will be placed on display inside the church, as will a special bell that is traditionally rung before a papal visit.

“It’s an honor for the community and the parish and the people who took care of this church for over 100 years and kept it in good shape” the priest said, explaining that the church earned this distinction because of its historical significance. It was built in 1907 using castaway marble blocks from the New York Public Library, he noted.

Sacred Hearts will become the 70th minor basilica in the United States, the priest said. Minor basilicas are those Catholic churches outside Rome that have been granted this honor. There are about 2,000 basilicas worldwide, he said.

Bishop William Murphy of the diocese had decided to apply for the honor, Monsignor Madley said.

Bishop Murphy informed Monsignor Madley of the news on Friday, and the bishop announced the news to parishioners during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday.

You have read 1 of 7 free articles this month.

Yes! I'll try a one-month
Premium Membership
for just 99¢!
CLICK HERE

Already a subscriber? LOG IN HERE

Will His Holiness be putting in an appearance so that we can ring the bell?
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 20, 11 1:44 PM
1 member liked this comment
C'mon hatsize. You know what kind of police overtime that would incur?
By HBGuy (12), Hampton Bays on Dec 21, 11 10:54 AM
1 member liked this comment
It IS a beautiful church and quite an honor to be named a basilica especially since there are only 70 in the entire U.S. I love looking at the wood above the pews and spotting the green shamrocks put there by the Irish immigrants who were responsible for the church being built. For those who don't know the story, apparently the wealthy summer people petitioned the bishop to allow the church to be built because they were having trouble getting their Irish servants to come out for the summer since ...more
By baywoman (88), southampton on Dec 20, 11 2:45 PM
3 members liked this comment
That was very eloquent
By Hambone (387), New York on Dec 20, 11 11:22 PM
1 member liked this comment
My grandfather was a master stone mason from Italy, and moved here to work on the construction of Sacred Hearts. Our dad, also a master stone mason, volunteered his time during the restoration of the church undertaken during the 80's. It is very beautiful and this recognition honors the effort of all those who have worked to maintain it over the years.
By M. O'Connor (145), Southampton on Dec 23, 11 7:54 AM
2 members liked this comment
Why?
Dec 20, 11 4:59 PM appended by goldenrod
It's not unique. The interior is like several others I've seen with the same style of painted decorations on wood beams. The pictures behind the altar are exactly the same as a large church in Montreal so I would guess they were sold to churches all over North America. Perhaps the article when it appears in the paper will explain what makes this church in a small community qualify as a basilica?
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Dec 20, 11 4:59 PM
maybe the pope will show up at highhat's humble little dump
By patrickstar (65), hampton bays on Dec 20, 11 5:11 PM
How's that old segment of scripture go:

"The stone the builders rejected, has become the cornerstone."
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 20, 11 9:26 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By Sandflea (35), Southampton on Dec 21, 11 7:35 AM
It is a beautiful place to worship. Congratulations!
By Talbot77 (52), southampton on Dec 21, 11 8:26 AM
The Clergy and congregation must be very, very honored by this.
My Best wishes to them all.
By elliot (203), sag harbor on Dec 21, 11 9:06 AM
Look for a visit from the pope to the hamptons
God bless
By Irish7559 (1), Watermill on Dec 21, 11 10:22 AM
I hope that he visits in the summer and takes advantage of our recreational opportunities.

I can see the Press headline & photos, "Benny on the Beach", or, "Holy Speedo!"
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 21, 11 11:43 AM
... pretty lame - really unnecessary. Maybe if he visits you can get an audience with him and you can tell him all you know about police salaries.
By William Rodney (243), southampton on Dec 21, 11 11:59 AM
1 member liked this comment
Not remotely funny there High Hat--- Not funny at all, your pizz poor attempt at humor falls flat.
By bigfresh (1272), north sea on Dec 21, 11 5:15 PM
Far be it from me to introduce an extraneous subject to the thread. However, since the topic of p,d. salaries and overtime has been raised (twice) by prior posters, I feel obliged to reply.

This week, the editor of the OTHER East End newspaper (the independent one) expressed his shock at the extraordinary complacency of the Southampton Town Council in acceding to Chief Wilson's repeated request for more overtime money. After noting that some of the STPD cops are making THREE TIMES the ...more
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 22, 11 12:24 PM
Who are you? Why don't you identify yourself? What is the reason for such disdain within the SH police department?
By frances (4), hampton bays on Dec 22, 11 9:03 PM
Trolling is beneath you, Highhatsize.
By elliot (203), sag harbor on Dec 25, 11 9:28 PM
He is someone that has a pretty good idea of the working of the police department but he is happy to do nothing about it except post provocative items on 27east. Its called anonymous notoriety and it is not healthy. Because as much as he posts, nothing gets changed. A real ''do'er'' is someone who takes the knowledge and takes strides do make an improvement. Miser loves company. What you are seeing are desperate attempts to ''make company'' but nobody is really nibbling at the hook. Over the ...more
By Glazed (21), Southampton on Dec 23, 11 6:09 AM
2 members liked this comment
He has NO inside information on the police department. He is, over and over again corrected on his misguided assumptions. He will blame mistake and mistatements on information posted by others. He is nothing but a lap dog for an egomaniac of a Police Commissioner. He would soil himself if he had to spend a day as a cop.
By But I'm a blank! (858), Hampton Bays on Dec 23, 11 10:30 PM
This article is about the church, it is so lame and pathetic that this police conversation comes up in EVERY article. Freedom of Speech fine but it is annoying to the people who care about whatever the topic is at hand. Start a blog or something so if people actually care they can follow your rants instead of forcing people to hear you carry on this completely unrelated ranting wherever you can.
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on Dec 23, 11 11:45 AM
1 member liked this comment
Unfortunately, HHS was "called out", and he couldn't resist the temptation to confront his detractors.

Though not to blame here, he is at fault.

Merry Christmas, dearheart.
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 23, 11 5:42 PM
to Glazed:

Holy Sid Caesar!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

to ahhhndrea:

It has been justifiably noted that the my principle topic of interest on this forum is the STPD. That being said, my avatar is unique; if you don't wish to read my comments, skip the posts prefaced by the mustachioed caricature.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As ...more
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 23, 11 12:29 PM
Clearly, but keep your comments where there are relevant and not on every single article ever posted on 27East. Have a little consideration for your fellow readers.
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on Dec 23, 11 2:29 PM
1 member liked this comment
to ahhhndrea:

Despite repeated advice to the contrary, you are still reading my posts. How many different ways can I phrase it. Here's another attempt, "See graphic, skip text." The same advice pertains to all readers of similar disposition. None need feel "forced" to read. (Masochists, welcome.)

I would like to point out, again, that it was not "I" who introduced the topic of police salaries and overtime into this thread. Others opened the door.
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 23, 11 3:43 PM
... all you need for Christmas is a new soap box.
By William Rodney (243), southampton on Dec 23, 11 5:16 PM
Nope, you need a wider attention span...
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 23, 11 5:40 PM
AND, HHS needs to leave one comment for relevancy be.
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 23, 11 5:40 PM
Still the ever faithful lap dog.
By Bama-Slama (24), Hampton bays on Dec 23, 11 8:39 PM
With discretion being the better part of valor, it would follow that intrusiveness is the better part of cowardice.

If the hat fits...
By VOS (630), WHB on Dec 23, 11 7:31 PM
to But I'm a blank!:

QUOTE:

“He is nothing but a lap dog for an egomaniac of a Police Commissioner."
--- --- ---
Oh - my - god! We have a Police COMMISSIONER, TOO! I didn't see him on the Town payroll chart. What's his salary?

And is "lapdog" a PAID p.d. position? Are there a number of them? Are there "at large" STPD lapdogs as well as those attached to a specific ...more
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 24, 11 1:53 AM
As you can see, between the dashes, the caps, the quotes, the exclamation points all of it point to a loner who is getting off on this, this quote above, a 2am this morning points to a pathos that has now evolved from the infrequent comment on stories about police departments to over very colorful and animated posts about the police on every story whether its relevant or not. We call this sinking deeper into one's own fiction. It would seem wise to simply ignore HHS but what would happen is this ...more
By Glazed (21), Southampton on Dec 24, 11 6:48 AM
to Glazed:

Yet another post containing nothing other than ad hominem disparagement (couched disingenuously as "concern".) Will you ever make a substantive comment with assertions that can be compared to reality?

Nevertheless, I DID enjoy the post. Slipping a shiv in someone's back while holding his had compassionately is an art. Granted, your intent was obvious but the scope of your canvas was limited. With a longer narrative, your story would probably have been more compelling.
By highhatsize (2182), East Quogue on Dec 24, 11 11:13 AM
1) The fault of all the excessive overtime in the P.D. is because there are only 90 police officers and there needs to be about 96. The town board reviewed past history and found that overtime is in line the amount of overtime generated years ago when manpower fell to this level. The town board is creating the overtime by not hiring enough officers and then acting surprised when overtime is generated. They knew when they created the budget the numbers were a sham.
2) Nobody in the department ...more
By Spinny OHO (65), Speonk on Dec 24, 11 12:28 PM
glazed 1
HHS 0
By But I'm a blank! (858), Hampton Bays on Dec 24, 11 12:24 PM
This started with a wonderful story about Sacred Hearts Church and the great honor it has received. Let's be thankful for that and for living in a community that includes such a beautiful church. The Police issue, though relavent, does not belong here. All of you who use the wrong forum to have your wishes read are truly selfish. You know that if you started your own blog no one would read it. Please keep out of other's discussions.
By hamptonsnrcit (24), sag harbor on Dec 24, 11 5:24 PM
1 member liked this comment
Sad to say, hamptonscritic, but true.

The 27East comments forum often descends to the most base, off-topic and meanest comments this side of YouTube.
By elliot (203), sag harbor on Dec 25, 11 9:31 PM
2 members liked this comment
Maybe the reas problem is the heavy amount of dischord in society lately. It just manages to pervade in almost everything, and some of us (HHS) allow it to. You should have just let the idiots talk smack, without a word.

Things aren't going what one would call "spectacularly" these days, and I guess it shows sometimes...
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 26, 11 7:56 PM
Maybe the reas problem is the heavy amount of dischord in society lately. It just manages to pervade in almost everything, and some of us (HHS) allow it to. You should have just let the idiots talk smack, without a word.

Things aren't going what one would call "spectacularly" these days, and I guess it shows sometimes...
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 26, 11 7:56 PM
Maybe the reas problem is the heavy amount of dischord in society lately. It just manages to pervade in almost everything, and some of us (HHS) allow it to. You should have just let the idiots talk smack, without a word. "Turn the other cheek", y'know?

Things aren't going what one would call "spectacularly" these days, and I guess it shows sometimes...
By Mr. Z (6480), North Sea on Dec 26, 11 7:57 PM
WOW how wonderful for the dynamic Catholic community in and around Southampton. This designation is a distinguishing honor and the parishioners, Msgr Madley, Bishop Murphy and all local believers should take pride in this recognition from Rome.

It is a most beautiful local church and we thank you for taking such good care of it. Congratulations!
By JimmyKBond (146), Hampton Bays on Dec 28, 11 4:52 PM
Thank you!! Well said!
By powerwalker (39), Southampton on Dec 28, 11 8:19 PM
©2014, 27east.com / The Press News Group - Ph: 631-283-4100 - mailbag@27east.com