Patchogue - Religious History

Religious History (of Patchogue)

         See also  Cemeteries
         See also  
Educational History under   St. Joseph's College.  Patchogue Campus
         See also  Educational History under   Seton Hall High School

--  General

--  Baha'i Faith [East Patchogue]

--  The Catholic Community of St. Joseph the Worker [East Patchogue]

--  Christ Unity Temple Triumphant

--  Christian Assembly of East Patchogue

--  Christmas (Holiday) Parades (Patchogue, NY)

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  • "Old Santa Claus Says He's Sure Coming Thursday:  Sends Telegrams Telling Kids to Be Ready; Streets to Be Lined with 200 Christmas Trees -- Civic Dinner Will Start Series of Events on Long Program."  Patchogue Advance, December 14, 1926:  p. 1.
  • "All is Ready for Santa and His Reindeer."  Patchogue Advance, December 10, 1927:  p. 3.
  • "Stage is Set for Santa's Arrival Here Tomorrow Night:  Large Civic Dinner Will Be First Event on Crowded Program in Patchogue; Schools Will Have Half Holiday Thursday Morning to Allow Children to Take Part in Parade and Meet the Old Boy with His Team of Reindeer -- Will Visit Shutins and Make Everyone Merry."  Patchogue Advance, December 13, 1927:  p. 1.
  • "Highjinks."  Patchogue Advance, November 25, 1930:  p. 8.
  • "East Patchogue Pupils Present a Holiday Program."  Patchogue Advance, December 25, 1931:  p. 7.
  • "On Main St."  Patchogue Advance, December 5, 1946:  p. 20.
  • "Santa Rockets into Patchogue; Reindeer Resting for a Big Night."  Newsday, December 12, 1955:  p. 27.
  • "Bomarc Missile to Bring Santa to Patchogue."  Patchogue Advance, December 1, 1960:  p. 1.
  • "Decries Lack of Christmas Spirit" (Letters to the Editor). Suffolk County News, December 29, 1960:  p. 2.
  • Clinton, Audrey.  "Parades will Drum Up Welcome for Santa Claus."   Newsday,  November 24, 1965:  p. 85.  
  • Hanscom, Leslie.  "Seasons Greetings -- A Little Early."  Newsday, November 13, 1970:  p. 2A.
  • "Santa's in Town."  Newsday, November 26, 1971:  p. 2A.
  • Lowe, Ed.  "A Person Who Really Cared."  Newsday, June 8, 1979:  p. 9.
  • "The Christmas Parade that Could."  Suffolk County News, December 2, 1999:  p. 3.
  • Kahn, Robert.  "Grucci Fireworks at Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade."  Newsday, November 16, 2007  (New York State Newspapers)
  • Perez, Luis.  "Patchogue Man Taking Back Christmas from PC Police."  Newsday, November 20, 2007  (New York State Newspapers)
  • Finn, Robin.  "Wish Him 'Happy Holidays' If You Dare" (The Island).  New York Times, December 23, 2007:  p. L1.
  • Whittle, Patrick.  "Brief:  Patchogue Parade Loses Fireworks in 'Christmas' Dispute."  Newsday, October 23, 2008  (New York State Newspapers)
  • "Fireworks Over LI Christmas Sail."  New York Post, October 24, 2008:  p. 21 (New York State Newspapers)
  • Whittle, Patrick.  "After 'Holiday' Flap, Fewer Attend Patchogue Boat Parade."  Newsday, November 24, 2008  (New York State Newspapers)
  • Whittle, Patrick.  "'Christmas' Back for Patchogue Parade -- Fireworks are Not."  Newsday, November 19, 2009  (New York State Newspapers)

--   Congregational Church

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  • "Eunice Roberts Takes Bridal Vows" [m. Ira W. Still, Jr.].  Newsday,  September 15, 1941:  p. 18. 
  • "Church Council to Hold Elections."  Newsday, February 3, 1945:  p. 3.
  • "Edith Lyon Exchanges Nuptial Vows with Staff Sergeant Joseph Fedelem on Sunday."  Newsday, February 13, 1945:  p. 11.
  • "Minister Warns Americans Against Apathy."  Newsday,  April 12, 1945:  p. 3.
  • "Pilgrim Fellowship Names Officers."  Newsday, December 5, 1945:  p. 5. 

--  Emanuel Lutheran Church

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  • Emanuel Lutheran Church (of Patchogue, NY):  A Selected Centennial Bibliography, 1911-2011, [comp. & ed. by Mark Rothenberg].  Patchogue, NY:  Patchogue-Medford Library Celia M. Hastings Local History Room, 2011.
  • "Rev. Zoller to Go:  Pastor of Lutheran Church is Drafted by Patchogue."  Suffolk County News, March 12, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "The ladies of the Emanuel Lutheran Church were very successful with their recent fair and supper, realizing about $500" (Patchogue).  Suffolk County News, November 24, 1916:  p. 2.
  • "Patchogue Schools Bar German."  New York Times, May 17, 1918:  p. 9. -- "...and the German services in the Emanuel Lutheran Church have been eliminated."  They would later be resumed in the post-war world.
  • "Has Tenth Anniversary:  Pastor Zoller Built Patchogue Church and Parsonage."  Suffolk County News, April 28, 1922:  p. 10.
  • "Rev. Zoller Ordained 25 Years Ago."  Suffolk County News, July 4, 1922:  p. 4.
  • "The new $12,000 parish house of the Emanuel Lutheran Church was formally dedicated and thrown open to inspection Sunday afternoon, with Lutheran delegations present from several Long Island communities...."  (75 Years Ago [1929]; From the Archives of The Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, April 8, 2004:   p. 22.
  • "Rev. Hermann Zoller" (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, November 11, 1932:  p. 4.
  • "Funeral for Mail Flier:  Military Service is Held for Lieut. [Otto] Wienecke, L.I."  New York Times, March 12, 1934: p. 2.
  • "Mrs. Mollenhauer Dies at bay Shore:  Widow and Daughter of Sugar Refiners, Social Leader in Long Island Areas.  Active in Philanthropy:  Benefactor of Many Charities, was President of Y.W.C.A. in Suffolk County."  New York Times, October 12, 1935:  p. 17.
  • "Truck Wheel Breaks Loose; Hits Church Bulletin Board."  Suffolk County News, June 19, 1936:  p. 8.
  • "Lutheran Church has Twenty-four Successful Years."  Patchogue Advance, 65th Anniversary Edition, October 16, 1936:  [n.p.].
  • "Patchogue Lutherans Mark Anniversary."  Suffolk County News, April 30, 1937:  p. 2.
  • "Lutheran Walther League Plans Fete for Soldiers."  Suffolk County News, November 28, 1941:  p. 9. -- held at Camp Upton
  • "Participating Clergymen at the Suffolk County Reformation Service..." [captioned photo].  Long Islander, November 7, 1957:  p. 16.
  • Rueger, Raymond J.  "Emanuel Lutheran Church in Patchogue Over 50 Years."  Long Island Advance, April 1971:  [n.p.].   
  • "Lutheran Missionary League."  Long Islander, April 25, 1974:  p. 42.
  • "Blaze at Church Forces Evacuation of 260 Pupils from Adjacent School."  Long Island Advance, March 4, 1982:  pp. 1, 23.
  • McGrath, Jo Ann.  "Area Churches Host Emanuel Flock."  Long Island Advance, March 11, 1982:  pp. 1, 21.
  • Cozine, Nancy.  "One Local Church Helping Another."  Long Island Advance, March 11, 1982:  [n.p.].
  • "Reconstruction Set to Start on Emanuel Lutheran Church."  Long Island Advance, June 10, 1982:  [n.p.].
  • "Here's the Church, Where's Its Steeple?..." [captioned photo]. Long Island Advance, January 27, 1983:  p. 1.
  • "...Groundbreaking for Emanuel Lutheran Church."  [Long Island Advance, n.d.]:  pp. 1-2.
  • Joseph Lomicky, Ran Medical Group" [obituary].  Newsday, May 5, 1987:  p. 45.
  • Schmitt, Eric.  "Line of Blue, 5,000 Strong, Salutes Slain L.I. Detective."  New York Times, February 20, 1990:  [B1-B2].
  • Proven, Patricia.  "An Illuminating Walk:  Tour Highlights History of Patchogue Synagogue and Churches."  Long Island Advance, December 16, 1999:  pp. 6, 22.
  • "Patchogue:  One Arrested, Two Sought in Early Morning Robbery."  Newsday, September 8, 2009:  p. 34.
  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "Some Clouds, but Sunny Dispositions Made the Day for Centennial."  Long Island Advance, April 26, 2012:  p. 20. 

--  First Church of Christ, Scientist

 

--  Grace African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 

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--  Methodist Episcopal Church

  • "Patchogue Its Mecca.  Coming Session of the New York East Conference.  The Forty-third Annual Session to Begin on Tuesday -- Programme for the Week -- A Great Event for the Long Island Town -- Citizens Open Their Homes to Visitors."  Brooklyn Eagle, March 29, 1891:  p. 2. 
  • "Methodist Episcopal Church, of Patchogue, A Most Popular and Helpful Institution" (Picturesque Patchogue).  The Argus, July 1, 1898:  [n.p.].
  • Cozine, Nancy.  "Burning a Mortgage, Celebrating the Future."  Long Island Advance, November 15, 1984:  p. 2 A.

--  Millerites

  • "The Millerite Delusion on Long Island Appears to have Entirely Subsided, with the Exception of Patchogue and Vicinity...."  Long Islander, September 26, 1845:  p. 3.
  • "Millerism at Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, October 22, 1845:  p. 2.
  • "Millerism at Patchogue."  Long Islander, October 31, 1845:  p. 1.  

--  Oasis Christian Center

--  Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church   (formerly Saints Perpetua and Felicitas R.C. Church)

  • "Contino-Prudent" [marriage].  County Review, September 9, 1926:  p. 14.
  • "Stephani-Urso" [marriage].  Patchogue Advance, November 22, 1927:  p. 8.
  •  [Bus trip to Coney Island.]  Patchogue Advance, August 28, 1928:  p. 6.
  • [Feast of St. Liberata, "patron Saint of the people of Parentia Provincia Costenza, Italy...patron saint of the majority of people of West Patchogue...".]  Patchogue Advance, September 12, 1930:  p. 3.
  • [Children of Saint Mary, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, held a dance, at Community Hall, Medford, proceeds going towards a pipe organ in the church.]  Patchogue Advance, October 17, 1930:  p. 3.
  • Ladies' Catholic Club's card party at home of Mrs. J. Cardamone, with a public one to be held later at the Knights of Columbus Hall.]  Patchogue Advance, November 7, 1930:  p. 5.
  • "Gody-Nobile" [marriage].  Suffolk County News, September 11, 1931:  p. 8.
  • "Priest to Celebrate 25 Years of Service."  Patchogue Advance, March 31, 1933:  p. 1.  -- Rev. Joseph Sciano, 25 years since his ordination.
  • "Special Benefit Performance of 'Pottersville Post Office' by the South Shore Dramatic Club, under the auspices of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church...in the River Avenue School..." [advertisement].  Patchogue Advance, November 30, 1934:  p. 5.
  • [Surprise birthday party, at St. Fortunata's church, Brooklyn, for Rev. Joseph Schiano, formerly of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue, and of St. Sylvester's Church, Medford.]  Mid-Island Mail, December 4, 1935:  p. 3.
  • "Frank Mancuso" [obituary].  County Review, May 7, 1936:  p. 2.
  • "Joseph Oliveri"  [obituary.]  Patchogue Advance, June 11, 1937:  p. 7.
  • "Herbert Arcuri" [obituary].  Patchogue Advance, October 1, 1937:  p. 7.
  • [Lenten services.]  Patchogue Advance, February 25, 1938:  p. 6.
  • "Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church."  Patchogue Advance, December 23, 1938:  p. 2.  -- Christmas high mass, to come, in some detail.
  • [Celia Maria Funaro, former organist of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, appointed "directress of the Catholic Educational Club for East Side High School Students.] Patchogue Advance, April 28, 1939:  p. 8.  -- includes some of her other credentials
  • [Rev. Joseph McGoldrick, curate to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is being transferred to a Brooklyn parish, which Rev. John O'Mara is being transferred from a Brooklyn church, as Rev. McGoldrick's successor.]  Mid-Island Mail, November 29, 1939:  p. 8.
  • "Mount Carmel to have New Pastor."  County Review, November 30, 1939:  p. 1.
  • [Novena honoring Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, sermon by Rev. John B. O'Mara, followed next day by athe bleesing of the throats on the feast of St. Blase.]  Patchogue Advance, February 2, 1940:  p. 8.
  • [Surprise shower for Mary Schordine, by the Children of Mary Club.]  Patchogue Advance, March 15, 1940:  p. 13. -- Names those attending and activities and the gift of a coffee table.
  • "Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church."  Patchogue Advance, March 22, 1940:  p. 2.  -- Easter masses
  • [Choir of Our Lady of Mount Carmel have a picnic at Hecksher State Park.]  Patchogue Advance, August 16, 1940:  p. 8.
  • [Davidson-Minardi marriage.]  Mid-Island Mail, September 18, 1940:  p. 9.
  • "Joseph Bianca" [obituary].  Patchogue Advance, December 13, 1940:  p. 7.
  • [Lenten Services.]  Patchogue Advance, March 7, 1941:  p. 11.
  • [About 20 children of St. Sylvestre Church to receive sacrament of confirmation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.]  Mid-Island Mail, July 2, 1941:  p. 7. 

--  Resurrection Christian Church

--  St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church

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  • "St. Francis de Sales' Church, A Beautifully-Situated Chapel -- A Fine Parochial Residence"  (Picturesque Patchogue).  The Argus, July 1, 1898:  [n.p.]. 
  • "For St. Francis' Church:  Actors and Musicians Volunteer for a Patchogue Entertainment."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 7, 1900:  p. 4.
  • "Island's Social Circles.  Actors and Singers Volunteer to Entertain the Friends of St. Francis de Sales' Church:  In the Patchogue Lyceum.  Ben Hur Stars on the Programme -- Coming Fashionable Kermiss at Quogue.  The German at Amitville."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 12, 1900:  p. 23.
  • A.J.P.M.  St. Francis de Sales School, Fifth Graduation Exercises, Friday, June 24, 1932, 8:15 P.M.  [program]
  • "St. Francis R.C. Church has Grown Much in 48 Years."  Patchogue Advance, October 16, 1932:  [n.p.].
  • "A Plane Accident on March 4, 1937 Killed Its Two Occupants When Its Pilot Tried to Make a Forced Landing in the Small Lot on Division Street, Across from the Patchogue Rail Road Station, Which is Now the School Yard for the Holy Angels Regional School"  [captioned photo, courtesy of Hans Henke] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, Ocotber 4,  2007:  p. 23. 
  • "Parochial School Graduates" [captioned class photo]  The Argus, July 6, 1937:  p. 16.
  • West Patchogue Church's Sacred Statue:  Statue of Immaculate Conception, which stands between Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church and Rectory on West Main Street, West Patchogue, was Erected ten Years Ago During the Pastorate of the Rev. Joseph Della Pietra...."  [Patchogue Advance, July 7, 1939:  [n.p.]. 
  • "St. Francis de Sales Church Buys Laviano Property for $75,000, Plans R.C. Center."  Patchogue Advance, January 19, 1950:  [n.p.].
  • "St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, South Ocean Avenue and Amity Street, Patchogue Held a Renovation Dedication Sunday along Ecumenical Lines."  Long Island Advance, June 15, 1970:  [n,p.].
  • "Demolition of Former Lady of Carmel Church on West Main Street, Patchogue, was Started May 14" [captioned photo].  Long Island Advance, May 20, 1971:  p. 1.
  • Kane, Susan.  "Patchogue Catholic Church Celebrates Centennial."  Long Island Advance, October 6, 1988:  pp. 4, 19.
  • Proven, Patricia.  "St. Francis de Sales" (An Illuminating Walk:  Tour Highlights of Patchogue Synagogue and Churches).  Long Island Advance, December 16, 1999:  p. 8.
  • Christie, Loren.  "Parishoners Support Church Renovation:  St. Francis de Sales in Midst of Community-Funded Construction."  Long Island Advance, July 29, 2004:  p. 3.

--  St. Paul's Episcopal Church

  • "Patchogue."  South Side Signal, December 22, 1883:  p. 4. -- Announces the dedication, by Bishop Littlejohn, of Patchogue's new, well-located Episcopal Church, to be named St. Paul's, with a seating capacity of 400.
  • "Patchogue" [(South) Brookhaven Record].  South Side Signal, January 30, 1886:  p. 3. -- Announces Rev. W. H. Simononson, Rector of St. Paul's resignation, to accept a position a Asst. Rector, St. James Church, Brooklyn.
  • "Patchogue" [(South) Brookhaven Record].  South Side Signal, March 13, 1886:  p.  3.  -- Speaks of popular Methodist meetings at "old St. Paul's Church", popularly led by Rev. H.L. Harrington, described as , "the converted infidel journalist"; also mentions a proposal for the Town to purchase old St. Paul's, for use as a town hall and jail. 
  • "News Items of Interest from Queens and Suffolk County" (On Long Island).  Brooklyn Eagle, May 18, 1889:  p. 1.  -- Rev. Mr. Wiley to be re-ordained by Bp. Littlejohn, and assigned to St. Paul's.
  • "Patchogue Notes."  Brooklyn Eagle, April 2, 1893:  p. 4.
  • "Patchogue" (Deferred Local Items).  South Side Signal, June 5, 1886:  p. 4. -- Reports that Rev. Alvin Richie has agreed to become Rector of St. Paul's, effective in July.
  • "45 Years Ago -- July 3, 1886."  Patchogue Advance, July 3, 1931: p. 14. --"Rev. Alban Richie will take charge of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, as rector, and is preaching his first sermon tomorrow."
  • "A call to become the rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Patchogue has been accepted by the Rev. C.J. Wetherspoon [sic] who will assume his duties in October.  He now resides at Fort Madison,, Iowa."  Suffolk County News, August 6, 1892:  p. 2.
  • "Rough on Mr. Witherspoon.  Stories About Him are Many and Various in Patchogue.  A Bad Split in the Episcopal Church:  Trouble has been Brewing There Ever Since the Advent of the Rector from Iowa  -- There was a Row Over a Pancake Social, then a Lot of the Wealthy Members Withdrew and Finally Vestrymen Farthing Admitted that He had Called Mr. Witherspoon a Liar, an Infidel and a Scoundrel."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 25, 1893:  p. 8.
  • "Trouble in Two Churches:  Patchogue Rector Shakes His Fist at a Vestryman; Flatbush Pastor Secures the Discharge of Four Sunday School Teachers -- The Patchogue Row is Over Charges of the Rector Having Collected and Retained Money -- The Flatbush Trouble is Alleged to Be Based on a Woman's Jealousy -- Both Congregations Uneasy."  New York Times, September 17, 1893:  p. 2.
  • "Pastor Witherspoon Will Fight.  On Behalf of His Wife Spurns an Offer of the Vestry to Compromise."  New York Times, November 3, 1893:  p. 9.
  • "Prostrated by Revival Work."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 4, 1893:  p. 1.
  • "She Blames the Vestry:   Mrs. Witherspoon Says the Pastor was Hindered and Opposed, and that, Though He Struggled on Patiently and Hopefully, the Continued Clashing was too Much for Him and He Sank Under the Heavy Disappointments."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 19, 1893:  p. 10.
  • "Refuses to Give Up the Church Keys."  New York Times, December 22, 1893:  p. 5.
  • "Patchogue Church Fight Continued."  New York Times, December 23, 1893:  p. 3.
  • "The Rev. J.W. Diggles, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue preached at the lenten service in St. Ann's on Tuesday evening."  Suffolk County News, March 12, 1897:  p. 3.
  • "Ferguson -- At her home in Patchogue on Wednesday, March 29, Elizabeth, wife of John Ferguson, aged 63 years.  Funeral on Sunday April 2, at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue."  Suffolk County News, March 31, 1899:  p. 3.
  • "The celebration of the 60th anniversary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
  • "Many Picknickers Ill.  Clergyman Doubtful Whether Cause was Ice Cream, Ham, or Humidity."  New York Times, July 20, 1901:  p. 5.
  • "The celebration of the 60th anniversary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, ill take place on October 4.  Bishop Burgess ill be present and confirm a class at the morning service."  South Side Signal, July 11, 1903:  p. 2.
  • "Suffolk Archdeaconry." Suffolk County News, October 9, 1903:  p. 2.
  • "The Rev. Jacob Probst, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, had fourteen of his thoroughbred chickens stolen on Tuesday night last, and he now offers his coops for sale to the first bidder, for fear they will be missing some day."  South Side Signal, December 9, 1905:  p. 2.
  • "The Rev. Jacob Probst, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, assisted by the Rev. Irving McElroy, of Bellport and the Rev. John H. Prescott, of St. Ann's Church, Sayville, conducted special services last evening for the members of Patchogue Commandery and Masonic fraternity in St. Paul's Church."  Suffolk County News, May 10, 1907:  p. 1.
  • "The Rev. E.J. Burlingham, rector of Christ Church, attended the Suffolk Archdeaconry meeting at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, this week.  The visiting clergymen and laymen were given a royal reception by the Patchogue rector, the Rev. Jacob Probst.  The Rev. W. G. McCready, of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, preached the sermon on Wednesday evening."  South Side Signal, May 9, 1913:  p. 5.
  • "Miss Maud Louise Ruland, of Patchogue, and Louis Henry Patthey, of Bay Shore, were married Sunday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Patchogue."  The County Review, July 4, 1913:  p. 12.
  • "Miss Maude Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Ruland, of Patchogue, was married to Lewis H. Patthey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Patthey, of Bay Shore, at St. Pauls Episcopal church, Patchogue, at high noon on Sunday last.  The Rev. Jacob Probst, rector of the church, performed the ceremony before a large company of relatives and friends."  South Side Signal, July 4, 1913:  p. 4.
  • "Former Judge A.H. Carman, of Patchogue, has presented to the Rev. Jacob Probst, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of Patchogue, twenty-five photographs of Bishops of the church who held the office prior to 1865.  The collection is a rare one and highly prized by Mr. Probst."  The County Review, November 14, 1913:  p. 7.
  • "Mrs. E.P. Gardiner."  South Side Signa, March 27, 1914:  p. 4.
  • "Newman-Heuer (Married).  Port Jefferson Echo, May 22, 1915:  p. 4.
  • "Mrs. Isabelle Trainor."  Suffolk County News, March 28, 1919:  p. 4.
  • "Foster-Skinner."  The County Review, April 8, 1921:  p. 15.
  • "The feast of St. Paul, the Apostle, was observed Sunday by the parishioners of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, with special music and singing, both at the morning and evening services.  The program is as follows:  11:00 a.m., choral eucharist and sermon -- order of music -- Processional, 'For all the Saints,' Barnaby; Communion Service in F--12th Mass, Mozart; Offertorium,'The Sun Shall Be No More Thy Light,' Woodward; Recessional, 'Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand,' Dykes; 7:30 p.m., choral evensong, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Clare; (a) Selections from 'Messe Solemnelle' -- Sanctus and Benedictus, Gounod; (b) Angel's Chorus (from Oratorio of Eli):  Miss Love, Mrs. Jones, Miss Silvester, Mrs. Melville, (c) Selection from the Holy City -- 'No Shadows Yonder,' Gaul."  The County Revie, July 4, 1924:  p. 16.
  • "Mrs. Charles Wheeler, Mrs. Melville E. Brush, Mrs. John Lewis and Mrs. J.T. Brown attended the wedding of Kenneth Wheeler Lewis to Miss May Quinlan at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, on Wednesday, October 14, at 2 o'clock, in the afternoon.  After the ceremony a luncheon was served at Leo's Inn."  Long-Islander, October 16, 1925:  p. 11.
  • "Surrogate's Court."  The County Review, June 2, 1927:  p. 7.  -- Involved contest the will of Mabel W. Carman, which included $2,000 for St. Paul's among other churches.
  • "G.S. Mott Leaves Missing Son $1,000:  Income from Estate Goes to Widow -- William C. Foster Testament and Other Wills Filed."  The County Review, August 11, 1927:  p. 1.
  • "Albrecht-Young"  Suffolk County News, November 25, 1927:  p. 1.  -- Miss Ethel Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Young, of Patchogue, and Fred Albrecht, of Bayport, were married in St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Patchogue.
  • "Rev. Dr. Jacob Probst Dies of Heart Attack:  Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, was President of Brooklyn Clerical League."  New York Times, July 23, 1928:  p. 11. -- "His first call was to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, L.I., where he served for seventeen years until 1917, when he came to Brooklyn."
  • James T. Jackson (Long Island Obituaries).  East Hampton Star, January 25, 1929:  p. 4.  -- "The funeral of James Tracey Jackson, of Patchogue, was held Monday afternoon, at his home, with the Rev. E.A.H. Wilson,  rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of Patchogue, officiating.   Mr. Jackson, who was a member of the contracting firm of Jackson Brothers, died Friday...was born May 5, 1886...the son of James and Isabelle Davis Jackson."
  • "George T. Atkin" (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, March 7, 1930:  p. 4.  -- "George T. Atkin, 68 years of age, of 68 Jayne Avenue, Patchogue, died at 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning at his home...a well-known resident of Patchogue and was one of the pioneeers in this country in the lace industry."
  • "The ladies of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of Patchogue will give a social Wednesday evening at the home of Augustus Mathieu, Ocean Avenue."  Patchogue Advance, June 27, 1930:  p. 16.
  • $300,000 Goes to Patchogue for Hospital:  Missing Heir Fails to Claim Estate Left by Nettie Roe."  County Review, December 25, 1930:  p. 2.  -- $2,000 still goes to St. Paul's, equal amounts to several other churches.
  • "Saunders-Pray."  Suffolk County News, January 9, 1931:  p. 8.
  • "Roy McMaster  (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, April 10, 1931:  p. 14.
  • "Cosier-Davis."  County Review, October 22, 1931:  p. 3.
  • "...christening of little Helen Jean Saunders in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, Sunday...."  Patchogue Advance, June 15, 1934:  p. 11.
  • "Tobin-Tappen."  Suffolk County News, November 23, 1934:  p. 2.
  • "John Foster, Formerly of Patchogue, Dies in England."  East Hampton Star, February 14, 1935:  p. 5.
  • "The Rev. S.E. Arthur of Mattoon, Ill....is to preach at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, on Sunday."  Suffolk County News, May 24, 1935:  p. 2.
  • "William H. Searles" (Obituary).  Patchogue Advance, November 29, 1935:  p. 7.
  • "Piano Recital by Anna Filachione's Pupils, Saturday, May 27th, 2:30 P.M., St. Paul's Episcopal Church [announcement]."  Suffolk County News, May 26, 1936:  p. 5.
  • "Richard Charles Holschuh, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holschuh, was christened at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Patchogue...."  County Review, May 7, 1936:  p. 10.
  • "Thomas P. Knapp"  (Obituary).  County Review, June 4, 1936:  p. 2.
  • "Riopel-Budd."  Mid-Island Mail, September 30, 1936:  p. 3.
  • "Mrs. Caroline M. Holmes"  (Obituary).  Patchogue Advance, December 11, 1936:  p. 7.
  • "United War Veterans Will Have Services."  Patchogue Advance, May 28, 1937:  p. 10.
  • "Littlefield-Baker."  Mid-Island Mail, June 16, 1937:  p. 9.
  • "The Junior Choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church is sponsoring a bus ride to the Bronx Park Zoo on Monday, June 28, and anyone wishing to go is asked to communicate with Mrs. Henry A. Rehder, who is in charge."  Patchogue Advance, June 18, 1937:  p. 8.
  • "There will be an interesting religious meeting tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church parish house.  All children over eight years old are welcome."  Patchogue Advance, June 18, 1937:  p. 11.
  • "Mrs. William F. Keller" (obituary).  Suffolk County News, June 25, 1937:  p. 4.
  • "Frederick W. Clayton"  (Obituary).  Patchogue Advance, July 9, 1937:  p. 4. -- d. at his home, at 72 Northridge St.  He was 75.  B. in England, served in the British army in colonial wars, moved to he U.S. at age 30, lived in Patchogue for the past 45 years.  Member of the British Club of Long Island, buried in Cedar Grove Cem.
  • "Jayne-Smith."  Patchogue Advance July 9, 1937:  p. 8. 
  • "G.C. Bishop Drowned in Fall from His Boat:  Fishing with Edwin Weeks -- Goes Over Weighing Anchor -- Failure of Engine Balks Rescue Attempt."  Patchogue Advance, August 6, 1937:  p. 1.
  • "Drowning Verdict in Bishop Case."  Mid-Island Mail, August 11, 1937:  p. 6.   -- Boating accident.  Grover Cleveland Bishop d., services in Ruland Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Hannington Wilson, rector, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. officiating, butual in Cedar Grove Cem.
  • "The Guild of St. Paul's Church will give a sail to Fire Island State Park Aug. 19, leaving Mascot Dock at 9:30, 60 cents.  Phone Mrs. J. Muller or Mrs. H. Soper. -- Adv.
  • "The Rev. Hannington Wilson of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiated at the marriage Saturday in the Grace Episcopal Church, Brooklyn of Miss Williamena Williamson and James E. Peck...."  Mid-Island Mail, August 25, 1937:  p. 15.
  • "The New York State Eastern Division Convention of the International Sunshine Society will be held on April 20th, in the Parish House of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rider Ave., Patchogue, L.I...."  Long Island Traveler, April 14, 1938:   p. 5.
  • "Southold Branch Attend Sunshine Convention at Patchogue."  Long Island Traveler, April 28, 1938:  p. 1.  -- New York State Eastern Division Conference, held at the Parish House of St. Paul's.
  • "Bishop Confirms 22 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church."  Patchogue Advance, March 10, 1939:  p 1.  -- The church was at capacity when Bishiop of Long Island, Rt. Rev. Ernest M. Stires D.D. performed the confirmations.
  • "Carol Marion Antus was baptized in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue on Good Friday afternoon...."  Mid-Island Mail, April 12, 1939:  p. 10.
  • "Priest- Hansen."  Patchogue Advance, September 29, 1939:  p. 6.
  • "Edward Schultz" (Obituary).  Mid-Island Mail, February 28, 1940:  p. 11.  -- Edward Schultz, of Medford, age 69, d. the previous Tues., at the home of his son, Leslie Schultz, on Kane Ave, Medford.  Came to Patchogue 45 years ago.  Funeral service was on Fri., at Ruland's chapel on N. Ocean Ave., Rev. Hannington Wilson, rector of St. Paul's officiating.  Interment in Lakeview Cem.
  • "Frank J. Nolan" (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, May 3, 1940:  p. 4. 
  • "Cameron-Newell."  Long Island Traveler, August 15, 1940:  p. 3.
  • "Mrs. Nellie Nesbitt" (Obituary).  Patchogue Advance, February 14, 1941:  p. 7.
  • "The Fellowship Club of St. Paul's Episcopal Church were guests of the president, Walter T. Campbell, at his home on South Ocean Avenue Tuesday evening.  Games, dancing and refreshments were enjoyed.  Plans were made to hold a social once a month.  The club meets every Sunday night at 6:30 in the parish house."   Patchogue Advance, February 14, 1941:  p. 8.
  • "The Young Women's Society of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold a card party Monday evening in the Parish House.  There will be prizes and refreshments.  Patchogue Advance, February 14, 1941:  p. 8.
  • "A branch of the Girls' Friendly Society, the largest of its kind in the world, has been formed here in connection with the work of St. Paul's Episcopal Church."  Patchogue Advance, October 17, 1941:  p. 12.
  • "Arthur K[elvington]. Munby" (Obituary).  Patchogue Advance, July 16, 1942:  p. 7.
  • [Dickerson-Gerard.]  Patchogue Advance, August 5, 1943:  p. 10.
  • "Mission -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Patchogue, Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.  All welcome."  Patchogue Advance, October 7, 1943:  p. 10.
  • "The Junior League will hold a card party tomorrow night in the parish house of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the benefit of the Red Cross...."  Patchogue Advance, February 17, 1944:  p. 3.
  •  "Mrs. Jacob Probst entertained about 50 ladies at the rectory of St. Paul's Episcopal Church last Friday afternoon in honor of her mother and sister, Mrs. Charlotte Iler, and Miss Charlotte Iler of Poughkeepsie."  Patchogue Advance, August 16, 1945:  p. 8.
  • "Episcopalians at Patchogue."  County Review, June 23, 1949:  p. 6.  -- Episcopal Archdeaconry of Suffolk held at St. Paul's
  • "Dr. Warren H. Eller Dires:  Succumbs in His Sleep."  Suffolk County News, October 1, 1959:  pp. 1, 6.

---  General

-- Saints Perpetua and Felicitas R.C. Church   (See also its successor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church)

  • "The plumbing and other finishing touches on the new Catholic Church of SS Perpetua and Felicitas in West Patchogue have been made and the church will be open for regular use from now on.  The formal dedication will be held Sunday, December 31."  Patchogue Advance, December 12, 1957 (Notes from the Past:  35 Years Ago, Dec. 15, 1922):  p. 32.
  • "New Catholic Church Dedicated."  Long Island Advance, January 4, 1973:  p. 16.
  • [Morning and evening mission, for 2 weeks, at the Church.]   County Review, September 21, 1923:  p. 9.
  • [Feast of St. Liberta, including concert by the Patchogue Plymouth Mills band.] County Review, September 21, 1923:  p. 9.
  • [Fr. Bertrand, Passionist Congregation of Boston, preaches at the Church.]  County Review, September 28, 1923:  p. 9.
  • [Lucy Palermo m. Michael Beniscasa.]  County Review, November 16, 1923:  p. 9.
  • [Installation of officers of the recently established Catholic Benevolent Society of the church.]  County Review, November 16, 1923:  p. 9.
  • [Katherine C. Adams m. Conrad G. Halter.]  County Review, November 23, 1923:  p. 9.
  • [Hal Fullerton's Boy and Girl Scouts, joined in a parade by Fr. Manno's Boy and Girl Scouts of Sts. Prepetua and Felicitas Church.]  County Review, June 6, 1924:  p. 14.
  • "St. Felicitas Follies Big Success."  County Review, June 27, 1924:  p. 8. -- Held at Ward and Glynne's Rialto Theatre, and described in some detail.
  • [The church has formed an athletic club and a particularly good baseball team, known as the Knights of Mount Carmel.]  County Review, July 18, 1924:  p. 16.
  • "Patchogue Italians Celebrate Feast Day."  [Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]  County Review, August 1, 1924:  p. 2.
  • [Announcement of a Labor Day lawn party and dance for the benefit of the church.]  County Review, August 22, 1924:  p. 12.
  • [Following attendance at the church, the elderly Raffaelle Spachetello, stepped into the street and was promptly run over by a car, and be taken to Dr. Unger's Hospital, where he was treated for cuts and bruises.]  County Review, September 12, 1924:  p. 12.  -- Patchogue is still a dangerous place to try to cross Main St.
  • "Light Wire Kills a Patchogue Boy:  Was Swinging on Guy Wire which Came in Contact with High-Tension Wire--Brother Met Tragic Death Last Year."  [Funeral service was at the church.]  County Review, February 13, 1925:  p. 1.
  • [Bishop Molloy, of Brooklyn, confirmed a class of 55 boys and girls in the church.]  Suffolk County News, May 22, 1925:  p. 2.s 

--  Temple Beth-El

                See also  Associations (of Patchogue) web page

                                     Under  Patchogue Hebrew Mutual Aid Society

---  PML Vertical File Sampler:

  • "The First Services in Patchogue's new Jewish Synagogue were held last Friday night, when the members assembled to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year..." (Patchogue).  Suffolk County News, September 16, 1904:  p. 1.
  • "Rabbi Max Zucker" (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, October 1, 1915:  p. 4.
  • "Achiel Shapiro" (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, March 30, 1917:  p. 4.
  • "Leo E. Beck" (Obituary).  Suffolk County News, January 31, 1919:  p. 4.
  • "What was probably one of the most unusual religious services ever held in this country took place here Sunday evening, when the Hebrew Congregation of Patchogue, by invitation of the Rev. William A. Kloeppel united with the congregation of the First Baptist Church in a service..." (Patchogue).  Suffolk County News, September 5, 1919:  p. 7.
  • "The Rev. [i.e., Rabbi] Benjamin Janovsky, recently of Chicago, has taken charge of the activities of the Hebrew Congregation of Patchogue..." (Patchogue).  Suffolk County News, September 19, 1919:  p. 2.
  • "New Synagogue for Patchogue."  Suffolk County News, November 7, 1924:  p. 2.
  • "'Rabbi' Teschnor's Suit Against Mrs. Goldstein Thrown Out of Court."  Suffolk County News, December 19, 1924:  p.1.  -- When Mr. Teschnor, who had misrepresented himself as a rabbi to the Patchogue Hebrew School (which Mrs. Goldstein headed, and where he intended to teach), sued on the basis of a supposed breach of contract, the facts spoke for themselves, and Judge May duly threw the case out of court.
  • "Long Island Jews Going to Convention."  Patchogue Advance, May 5, 1933:  p. 14. -- Patchogue Jewsish Center is mentioned as attending.
  • "Jewish Communtiy has Fine Center:  Governor Lehman Dedicated Building Here:  Contains Hall for Synagogue and Rooms for Activities of Various Organizations -- Hayman Tellman is President of Board."  Patchogue Advance, October 16, 1936:  p. 40.  -- includes exterior photo of Center
  • "Jews to Observe Passover, Homes, Sinagogue, Camps."  Patchogue Advance, April 6, 1944:  p. 1.
  • "Chanukah Festival to be Observed by Jews of Patchogue:  Maccabeans' Victory in 167 B.C. to be Commemorated During Eight-Day Programs."  Patchogue Advance, December 15, 1949:  p. 5.
  • "Will Install Rabbi as Head of Jewish Group Sunday."  Patchogue Advance, March 5, 1953:  p. 2.
  • B'nai Brith Unit to Install Wilpon as Its President."  Patchogue Advance, February 3, 1955:  p. 17. -- at Temple Beth-El of Patchogue
  • "L.I. Jewish Units Meet:  Young Judea Clubs Hold Talks at 13th Annual Parley."  New York Times, December 19, 1960:  p. 16.  -- Conclave of 98 clubs, held at Patchogue's Temple Beth-El, representing 3 L.I. counties
  • "Harvey Josepovitz, 70" (Obit.).  Newsday, November 16, 1985:  p. 15.  -- Helped found Patchogue village Meals on Wheels, a member of the Temple board, owner of Jay's Fabric, inherited from his parents.
  • "Helene Gerard, Historian, Writer" (obit.).  Newsday, February 4, 1986:  p. 32.
  • "Purim Means Carnival Time:  Rabbi Richard Thaler, of Temple Beth-El in Patchogue, Reads from the Book of Esther as Part of the Purim Holiday Celebration...." [photo], by R.A. Luckey, Jr.  Newsday, April 3, 1986:  p. 7.  
  • Freedman, Mitchell.  "Al Baron, 67, Owned L.I. Ducks"  (obit.).  Newsday, April 30, 1987:  p. 43. -- Also owner, South Bay Electrical Co. 
  • Bamberger, Joseph. "Our Lives were Shattered on the Night of Broken Glass."  New York Times, November 6, 1988:  p. LI 34.  -- Torah Scrolls, rescued during Krystallnacht, in Hamburg, 50 years earlier.
  • Slackman, Michael.  "Hit-Run Indictment."  Newsday, December 9, 1989:  p. 12.  -- Couple, Lester and Sylvia Migdol, mowed down while walking to the temple; driver apprehended by police, accused of leaving the scene; his brother, of tampering with the evidence
  • Slackman, Michael.  "Stiffer Charges in Hit-Run Incident:  Manslaughter Count in Couple's Killing."  Newsday, January 30, 1990:  [n.p.] -- Per double murder of grandparents walking to temple. 
  • "Joseph Zak, 85, a Brookhaven Hospital Founder" (obit.).  Newsday, October 23, 1991:  p. 105.
  • Kauffman, Bill.  "Edith [Simon] Mandell, Member of Early L.I. Jewish Family."  Newsday, March 2, 1998:  p. A30. 
  • Kreytak, Steven.  "A Scroll to Wrap Memories."  Newsday, April 12, 1999:  p. A6.  -- dedication of a Torah scroll that survived Nazi Europe
  • German, Erik.  "Today, I am a -- Patron!, Young Man's Mitzvah an Artful Gift."  Newsday, August 28, 2005:  p. G2.  -- Artist Will Ryder began with bar-mitzvah money, to craft a 50 ft. sq. mosaic, dedicated to the Temple, 5 years later.
  • Hildebrand, John.  "Temple Cleared of Billing Wrongdoing."   Newsday,  March 30. 2006:  p. A36.  -- Temple demands an apology from the school district. 
  • "Hundreds Unite in His Honor:  More than 500 People Pack Patchogue Street to Pay Homage to Slain Ecuadorean Man, Call for an End to Racial, Ethnic Tensions Across Long Island."  Newsday, November 15, 2008:  p. A2.
  • Marcus, Dave.  "Patchogue Synagogue Reaches Out to Hispanics."  Newsday, December 21, 2008:  p. A24.
  • "Determination to Find Healing:  The People of Patchogue Look to Bridge Gap Between People of Different Racial, Ethnic Groups."  Newsday, December 28, 2008:  p. A7.   

--  Seventh Day Adventist Church 

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

---  PML Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Long Island Minister Missing for 3 Days:  The Rev. W/A. Ralls, Babylon and Patchogue Pastor, Disappears After Visiting Hospital."  New York Times, January 20, 1936:  p. 21.
  • "Pastor Held on Wife's Charge."  New York Times, May 6, 1936:  p. 8.
  • "Minister Saves Boy Set Afire in Accident."  Newsday, May 29, 1967:  p. 9. 

--   United Methodist Church

---  PML Vertical File Sampler:

  • The United Methodist Church of Patchogue:  Short History  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church?, (n.d.)]
  • United Methodist Church.  Finance Committee.  Congratulations:  United Methodist Church of Patchogue.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Committee, [n.d.]. 
  • Methodist Episcopal Church of Patchogue, N.Y.  Membership and Year Book, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Eight.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1928].
  • The Methodist Church, Patchogue, N.Y.  Membership List, 1940.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1940].
  • Methodist Church of Patchogue.  Methodist Men.  Methodist Church of Patchogue, Long Island:  1791 -- One Hundred Sixty-Fifth Anniversary -- 1956.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1956.]
  • Cozine, Nancy.  "Methodists Celebrate 200 Years."  Long Island Advance, March 1, 1984:  p. 15 A.
  • United Methodist Church of Patchogue.  Because We Cared....  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1984].  --
  • United Methodist Chruch.  Annual Report, 1985.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1985].
  • United Methodist Church of Patchogue.  Annual Report, 1986.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1986].
  • United Methodist Church, Patchogue.  Annual Reports, 1998.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Church, 1998].