Rochester Churches Tioga County
St. Francis


Location: Tioga County, Catatonk
Address: Route 96B Map
Parish formed: 1929 [mission]
Present church built: Nov. 1, 1931 [First Mass]
Present affiliation: Closed
Date closed: Oct. 4, 2009
Web site: n/a


  • Fr. Callistus Spzara OFM Conv., 1929-1931
  • Fr. Ignatius Klejna, 1931-1934 [upon death]
  • Fr. Michael L. Hynes, 1934-Feb. 1953 or 1938?? [One source says Fr. Hynes was pastor during this period, another says Fr. Stec was administrator]
  • Fr. Alexander Stec, 1938-1942 [Administrator], 1942-1959 [Pastor]
  • Fr. Matthew A. Siudara, 1959-June 27, 1973 [upon resignation, poor health]
  • Fr. George E. Gauthier, 1970-1971? [Administrator]
  • Fr. Robert Donovan, June 27, 1973-1977
  • Fr. Eugene Weis, 1977-June 30, 1982
  • Fr. Ralph Fraats, June 30, 1982-June 1986
  • Fr. Joseph P. McCaffrey, June 1986-June 29, 1993
  • Fr. George P. Heyman, July 1, 1990-Dec. 31, 1990 [Temporary administrator, sabbatical]
  • Fr. William Moorby, July 12, 1993-Oct. 4, 2009


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