“The ‘Cathedral’

of Coney Island”

2866 West 17th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11224

Phone: (718) 266-1612

FAX: (718) 946-3651

REV.  SHIJU CHITTATTUKARA, S. D. V., Pastor

REV.  JAVIER FLORES, S. D. V., Parochial Vicar

REV.  LORENZO M. GOMEZ, S. D. V.,  Chaplain, Coney Island Hospital

REV.  MICHAEL ONYEKWERE, S. D. V.,  Chaplain, Sts. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


The History of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace

Part 1:

IT ALL STARTED WITH AN ABANDONED BEER AND DANCE HALL (THE PALM GARDEN)

Part 2:

A SHRINE AMONG THE AMUSEMENTS - SHRINE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF SOLACE

Part 3:

A NEW PASTOR, A NEW PARISH CAMPUS, AND A NEW CHURCH

Part 4:

THE RISE AND FALL OF CONEY ISLAND

Part 5:

FIFTY YEARS AND BEYOND FOR THE SHRINE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF SOLACE

Part 6:

THE PHOENIX RISES INTO THE NEXT MILLENNIUM

Part 7:

A NEW ORDER: THE VOCATIONIST FATHERS; AND A NEW DISASTER: SANDY

Part 8:

A NEW PASTOR AND A “NEW” CHURCH