Rochester Churches Monroe County
Our Lady of Sorrows


Location: Monroe County, Rochester NE
Address: 10 Dake St. Map
Parish formed: 1924
Present church built: Sep. 22, 1929 [dedicated]
Present affiliation: Closed - demolished
Date closed: Oct. 1938
Web site: n/a


  • Msgr. Patrick Moffatt, 1927-Oct. 1938


Our Lady of Sorrows was established as an Italian mission church in 1924 as a solution to overflow crowds at the nearby recently established Italian church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. A former German Baptist mission was purchased at 10 Dake St., located at the corner of Dake and Niagara, for use by the new community. The building was dedicated on Sep. 22, 1929. The final Mass was offered at Our Lady of Sorrows in 1938, after which many parishioners settled into St. Francis Xavier church. The former church and rectory would become home to the Genesee Settlement House in 1939, led by Fr. Joseph Vogt. The building remained until at least the late 1960s, but was eventually demolished. The lot remains empty to this day.



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