St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church

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St. Vladimir's Ukrainain Catholic Church          
709 Front Street                                                    
Hempstead NY 11550                                           
Father Wasyl 
712 Front Street
Hemstead New York11550


On June 11 1944, the priests of the Basilian Order in New York came to the aid of the Ukrainian Catholics in search of a church.  The Abbot at that time, Father Maxim Markiw bought a building on  709 Front Street in Hempstead and, with the blessing of the Bishop Constantine Bohachevsky, established the parish that became St Vladimir the Great.

On October 14 1951 the grounds on Holly avenue and Front Street across from the rectory were blessed.  Records indicate that at this time 60 familes belonged to the church.  The church was actually buildt in three stages as funds would allow.

The first liturgy was conducted in the baement of the new structure on April 6 1952 and then for the next three years.  Membership expanded and the Church was completed June of 1954, in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Church.  On OCtober 3 1054 Bishop Bohachevsky consecrated the cornerstone of the Church.  Midnight mass was celebrated for the first time by newly appointed Father Michael Wawryk. 

created by G Petrowsky

St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church