Rochester Churches Seneca County
Holy Cross


Location: Seneca County, Ovid
Address: 7231 Main St. Map
Parish formed: 1851
Present church built: 1896
Present affiliation: Part of the Mary, Mother of Mercy parish. Staffed by the Capuchins.
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  • Fr. James O'Connor, 1869-1870
  • Fr. Thomas J. O'Connell, 1870-1898 [upon death]
  • Msgr. Joseph W. Hendrick, May 1898-Oct. 1917
  • Fr. Thomas P. Stafford, Oct. 20, 1917-June 1954 [upon retirement]
  • Msgr. Joseph J. Sullivan, June 28, 1955-Sep. 1958
  • Fr. Francis W. Harding, Sep. 1958-June 23, 1964
  • Fr. William F. Lammers, June 23, 1964-June 1978
  • Fr. Edwin R. Wedow, June 28, 1978-June 12, 1989 [Administrator, later became pastor; upon death]
  • Fr. Nelson J. Ruppert OFM Cap, July 1, 1989 [Administrator]-Nov. 1998 [resigned, poor health]
  • Fr. Bernard M. Maloney OFM Cap, Nov. 1998-2002
  • Fr. William Winters, OFM Cap., 2002-Sep. 1, 2008
  • Fr. Bartholomew Minson OFM Cap, Sep. 1, 2008-present


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