Church of The Most Precious Blood, New York City

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The Church of the Most Precious Blood is a Roman Catholic parish located in New York City. The parish is under the authority of the Archdiocese of New York, and is the National Shrine Church of San Gennaro. Located on Baxter Street with an additional entrance on Mulberry Street, the Church of the Most Precious Blood is part of Manhattan's Little Italy neighborhood.
During the Feast of San Gennaro, which is held yearly in September, a celebratory Mass is held at the church on the last Saturday of the festival. After the Mass, a statue of San Gennaro is taken from its home within the church on a procession through the streets of Little Italy. The building of this church was begun by the Scalabrini Fathers in the late 19th century. The Scalabrini Order built the foundation but ran out of funding. The Franciscans then took over the parish and completed the church building.
In 2015, this church became part of the parish of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Most Precious Blood is home to several vibrant religious societies in addition to the Figli di San Gennaro, including: the Community of Sant Egidio, the Craco Society, and the San Angelo Society. Besides the strong Italian tradition, the Vietnamese congregation has also grown in recent years.
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  • The parish of the Most Precious Blood was established in 1888 as a National Parish to serve the rapidly growing number of Italian immigrants in Lower Manhattan. The church itself is wedged within the ...  more »
  • When I and my wife visited Little Italy, we started out at Mulberry Street from Canal Street. My wife, who is a shopaholic, immediately gravitated to a handbag store while I went on walking along Mulb...  more »
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  • Most Precious Blood Church located in Little Italy of New York City is a wonderful little neighborhood church. The entrance to the church is on Baxter Street, and there are to be another entrance in the rear of the church on Mulberry Street. However, the entrance on Mulberry Street is now under construction. The inside of the church is wonderful and easy on the eyes. I always have a great time whenever I visits.
  • Little Italy, NYC. Most Precious Blood Church is located on Baxter Street in Little Italy, NYC. There are about 10 steps leading into the church. They have another entrance that comes into the church from Mulberry Street. This entrance will lead you through part of the Rectory and you enter the church from behind the alter. However, this entrance was under construction the Labor Day 19 werkend. The church itself is very beautiful.little neighborhood church. Warm and welcoming.
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