Rochester Churches Steuben County
Sacred Heart of Jesus


Location: Steuben County, Perkinsville
Address: 11119 Chapel St. Map
Parish formed: 1836 as "Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Most Holy Rosary" or "Our Lady of the Holy Rosary" (sources differ on the first name) in Sandy Hill, 1850 as "Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary" or "Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Assumption" (sources also differ on the second name), 1884 as "Sacred Heart of Jesus"
Present church built: 1883
Present affiliation: Parish, part of the Holy Family Catholic Community cluster
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  • Fr. Peter Czakert, 1836-1842?
  • Fr. Benedict Bayer C.Ss.R., 1842-1844 [First Redemportist priest]
  • Fr. Heorge Beranek C.Ss.R., 1844- ..
  • Fr. John M. Steger, July 4, 1851-1852? [First resident Pastor]
  • ..
  • Fr. A. L. Huber, Jan. 1892-Dec. 29, 1906 [upon death]
  • Fr. S. B. Englerth, 1907-1908>
  • ..
  • Fr. Ernest Ziegan, -1916 [upon death]
  • Fr. Ferdinand P. Shied, 1916-
  • ..
  • Fr. Charles P. Riefer, 1929-1954
  • Fr. Paul E. Tuite, 1954-1959
  • Fr. John C. O'Donnell, 1959-Aug. 31, 1965 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Thomas C. Kane, Aug. 31, 1965-June 27, 1968
  • Timothy Weider, June 27, 1968-1980? [Administrator]
  • Fr. Eugene Sweeney, 1980-June 1984
  • Fr. Ronald P. Harley, June 1984-June 30, 1988
  • Fr. Casimir Muszynski, June 30, 1988-1991? [Administrator]
  • Charles T. Manning, June 25, 1991-June 30, 1998
  • Fr. Stephen R. Kraus, June 23, 1998-June 29, 2004
  • Fr. Michael A. Schramel, June 29, 2004-June 27, 2006
  • Fr. Stephen Karani, June 27, 2006-present


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Parish Cemetery
Interior Photographs

Paintings on the ceiling

Stations of the Cross

Stained Glass
Historical Photographs


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