St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Rosebank, Staten Island, NY
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Church of St. Joseph
(Roman Catholic)

171 St. Mary's Avenue
Rosebank, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305








Undated Postcard of 1902 building for St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Rosebank, Staten Island, NY  
Original St. Joseph's Church
 
In 1901, Father Paolo lacomino was sent by the Archdiocese to lay the groundwork for a new parish in the community of Rosebank. The area was predominantly European and was called Rosebank due to the exceptional amount of rose bushes cultivated in the community.

The first Mass was celebrated by the St. Joseph's community on St. Mary's Avenue in 1902. As the population increased on Staten Island in the early 20th century, St. Joseph's parish grew significantly as well. Church groups and organizations were formed and the parish developed into a strong and active community.

By the 1950s it was decided that the St Joseph's community needed a larger church, and in 1957 the present edifice was built. In 1963, the parish built a school and rectory.
           
  M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9295 (1958) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Rosebank, Staten Island, NY (photo: Ron D'Albero)
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 9295 (1958)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 25 stops, 4 ranks



The four-rank Möller "Artiste" organ, fully enclosed in one swell box, is located in the gallery of the church.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Diapason  
4
  Viola  
8
  Gedeckt  
2 2/3
  Twelfth  
8
  Viola  
2
  Fifteenth  
4
  Octave  
8
  Trompette  
4
  Flute          
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

8
  Gedeckt  
2 2/3
  Nazard  
8
  Viola  
2
  Flautino  
4
  Flute  
8
  Trompette  
4
  Viola  
4
  Trompette  
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes, enclosed

16
  Bourdon  
4
  Octave  
8
  Gedeckt  
4
  Flute  
8
  Viola  
8
  Trompette  
5 1/3
  Quint  
4
  Trompette  
     
 
M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9295 (1958) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Rosebank, Staten Island, NY (photo: Ron D'Albero)
           
Sources:
     D'Albero, Ron. Specifications of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 9295 (1958).

Illustrations:
     D'Albero, Ron. Photos of present church exterior and organ.
     eBay.com. Undated postcard of 1902 church.