Saturday, March 26, 2022

Photo of the Day: Church of the Ascension, New Milford, NJ

I took this photo the other day while driving through New Milford, a town several miles from where I live in Bergen County, NJ. The Church of the Ascension began with the suburban migration from New York City early in the post-WWII period, and the need to Archdiocese of Newark’s need to accommodate this influx.

In 1953, Ascension Mission Church was formally established as a canonical parish. A fundraising drive led to groundbreaking for a complex consisting of church, rectory, convent and elementary school in 1957, with the first mass held in the church itself in February 1958. 

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