Monsignor Kett Playground

W. 204 St. bet. 10 Ave. and Nagle Ave.


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This playground is named for Monsignor Francis J. Kett (1895-1969), pastor of nearby Saint Jude’s Roman Catholic Church. Despite economic obstacles, St. Jude’s grew under Kett’s leadership.  Within the parish’s first year, Monsignor Kett founded an athletic association and a Catholic Youth Organization. He also raised funds for the construction of St. Jude’s School. Monsignor Kett died on January 9, 1969, leaving behind a thriving parish and a legacy of devoted service.


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