Housed within the walls of the Corpus Christi School, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Program (CCD) plans,…More implements and oversees the religious education of the Catholic youths in the community. The religious education program is offered to the estimated 700 youths in grades one through eight who attend public schools.
The program also oversees the various preparations, sacraments and rituals in the Catholic faith for these students including First Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation as well as appropriate parental instruction and information. CCD also offers catechist and adult education classes.
Built in 1969, Corpus Christi R.C. Church seems to dominate the skyline around it with its incredibly tall bell…More tower. The Nave is done in a classical style with blue cushioned pews and old-style chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
A free parking lot exists at the Western end of the property as well as a larger lot across Willis Ave.
Although most passersby will only see the church from Willis Ave., the main entrance is located on Garfield Ave., with the entrance to the sacristy office around the corner.
For 88 years, Corpus Christi School has served the children of its eponymous parish, offering a Catholic education…More all the way from nursery and pre-K through eighth grade. Originally staffed by the Sisters of St. Dominic, the brick-and-mortar school is actually two buildings - the original built in 1922 and a newer wing in 1953 - connected by a breezeway. The two-story structure is located at the very end of Searing Avenue's dead end, next to the Long Island Rail Road tracks.
The school has two free parking lots: one directly across from the front entrance and the other located in building's rear. A playground for younger students is also on the premises. The Diocese of Rockville Centre cited declining enrollment as the main reason for its decision to close the school after the 2009-10 school year.