Rochester Churches Wayne County
St. Anne


Location: Wayne County, Palmyra
Address: 136 Church St. Map
Parish formed: 1849 [mission], 1850 [parish]
Present church built: 1860
Present affiliation: Part of the St. Katherine Drexel parish, which is clustered with St. Maximilian Kolbe
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  • Fr. Edmund O'Connor, 1849 [Pastor of St. Mary Canandaigua]
  • Fr. McBride [Oswego] and Fr. Riley [Rochester] offer home Masses, 1849-1850
  • Fr. John Touhey, 1850-1852 [First resident Pastor]
  • Fr. Michael Gilbride, 1852-1854
  • Fr. John O'Donnelly, 1854 [upon death 3 months into tenure]
  • Fr. Thomas Walsh, 1854-Aug. 1855
  • Fr. William Casey, Aug. 1855-1893 [upon retirement, poor health]
  • Fr. James E. Hartley, 1893-1920
  • Fr. Edward J. Dwyer, 1920-July 5, 1930 [upon death]
  • Fr. Hugh A. Crowley, 1930-1939
  • Fr. William A. Doran, June 17, 1939-June 1957 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. John J. Healy, June 1957-June 27, 1968 [Administrator], June 27, 1968-July 22, 1972 [Pastor; upon death]
  • Fr. William H. Hickey, Aug. 1972-Apr. 1977 [upon retirement, poor health]
  • Francis H. Vogt, Apr. 1977-Aug. 1977 [Administrator], Aug. 1977-June 30, 1982 [Pastor; upon retirement]
  • Fr. Eugene Weis, June 30, 1982-June 1986
  • Fr. Louis A. Vasile, June 1986-June 30, 1992
  • Fr. George P. Heyman, Jan. 1, 1991-June 25, 1991 [Temporary administrator, sabbatical]
  • Fr. Robert Gaudio, June 30, 1992-2004
  • Fr. James P. Jaeger, 2004-2008
  • Fr. William Laird, 2008-June 25, 2019
  • Fr. Symon Peter Ntaiyia, June 25, 2019-present


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