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Founded in 1869. The first church building was located at EL 4381 Broadway at 187th Street, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Parish in Fort Washington Heights (as it was then called) was founded in 1869.

Nicholas Le Brun designed the first church building, which was located at 4381 Broadway at 187th Street, which was given by James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald, who had embraced Catholicism in his later years. The church was dedicated by Archbishop McCloskey on January 14, 1872.

In 1925, the church burned and a new structure was built one block east on the southwest corner of Wadsworth Avenue and 187th Street. Designed in 1927 by Robert J. Reiley, the exterior is neo-Gothic in style, while the spacious interior, a square room that is as wide as it is long, resembles a Tudor Gothic hall with a flat-beamed ceiling.

Along the side walls are stained glass windows depicting the story of Christ, and in the front are frescoes and two large paintings surrounded by Carpenter’s Gothic details. The church was dedicated by Cardinal Hayes on September 15, 1929.


Rev. Ambiorix Rodriguez


Fr. James Sheridan, Parochial Vicar

Parochial Vicar


Director of Religious Education


Star Senior Center


Principal St. Elizabeth Regional School


Pastor's Administrative Assistant


Mass Intentions form

We are here to help. Our priests will offer Masses on behalf of your intentions, which can be anything from the intention to find a new job or get married, to the intention of having a healthy baby.

Minimun $5 of donations for name. The Mass intentions needs requiered two business day before.”