Rochester Churches Monroe County
Holy Cross


Location: Monroe County, Rochester NW (Charlotte)
Address: 4492 Lake Ave. Map
Parish formed: May 3, 1863 [mission], 1873 [parish]
Present church built: Fall 1882 [decicated]
Present affiliation: Parish, sharing pastor with Mother of Sorrows
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  • Fr. John Donnelly, July 7, 1873-Aug. 1874
  • Fr. Thomas A. Hendricks, Aug. 1874-1876
  • Fr. Simon FitzSimons, Dec. 1876-July 1877
  • Fr. John M. Fitzgerald, 1878-1895
  • Fr. William Payne, 1895-July 12, 1913
  • Fr. Alexander J. McCabe, July 12, 1913-1946 [upon death]
  • Bp. Lawrence B. Casey, 1946-Feb. 28, 1952
  • Fr. J. Joseph O'Connell, Mar. 23, 1952-June 28, 1955 [resigned, poor health]
  • Fr. Robert H. Fennessy, June 28, 1955-Dec. 1976 [Upon illness]
  • Msgr. Joseph Gefell, Dec. 1976-June 28, 1978 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. John P. O'Malley, June 28, 1978-June 30, 1982
  • Fr. Thomas Wheeland, June 30, 1982-June 27, 2017 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. John F. Gagnier, June 27, 2017-June 30, 2020
  • Fr. William G. Coffas, June 30, 2020-present


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