Rochester Churches Chemung County
St. Charles


Location: Chemung County, Elmira Heights
Address: 130 Oakwood Ave. Map
Parish formed: 1895 [mission], Jan. 1935 [parish]
Present church built: 1959
Present affiliation: Part of the Most Holy Name of Jesus parish. Masses not regularly offered except first Fridays and first Saturdays.
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  • Fr. William T. Dunn, 1885-1901 [Pastor of St. Mary, Horseheads]
  • Fr. James J. Gibbons, 1901-1903
  • Fr. Michael C. Wall, 1903-1909
  • Fr. James Winters, 1909-1917
  • Fr. John G. Killeen, 1917-1930
  • Fr. Michael B. Groden, 1930-Jan. 1935
  • Fr. Thomas J. Toole, Jan. 1935-Jan. 1944 [First resident Pastor]
  • Fr. William M. Cannan, Jan. 1944-Jan. 1949
  • Fr. Daniel R. Sullivan, Jan. 1949-June 12, 1954 [upon death]
  • Fr. Joseph G. Merkel, 1954-Sep. 21, 1969 [upon death]
  • Fr. Joseph T. Gaynor, Oct. 8, 1969-June 27, 1989 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Richard J. Beligotti, June 27, 1989-June 28, 1994
  • Fr. Christopher E. Linsler, June 28, 1994-June 25, 2002
  • Fr. Eugene Dobosz, June 25, 2002-June 27, 2006
  • Fr. Jeremiah Moynihan, June 27, 2006-June 26, 2010 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Scott M. Kubinski, June 26, 2010-present


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Stations of the Cross

Stained Glass
Historical Photographs


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