Rochester Churches Tioga County
St. John the Evangelist


Location: Tioga County, Newark Valley
Address: 28 Rock St. Map
Parish formed: 1881 [mission], 1909 [parish]; alternated between mission and parish between 1909-1939
Present church built: Jan. 8, 1881 [dedicated]
Present affiliation: Part of the Blessed Trinity parish
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  • Fr. James Rogers, 1871-1877 [Pastor of St. Patrick Owego]
  • Fr. James O'Mara, 1878-
  • ..
  • Fr. John Hogan, 1914-1929?
  • Fr. Callistus Spzara OFM Conv., 1929-1931
  • Fr. Ignatius Klejna, 1931-1934 [upon death, parish becomes mission again]
  • 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 J. Stec, 1938-1942 [Administrator], 1942-1959 [pastor]
  • Fr. Matthew A. Siudara, 1959-June 27, 1973 [upon resignation, poor health]
  • Fr. Robert Donovan, June 27, 1973-1977
  • Fr. Eugene Weis, Apr. 11, 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 [Tempoary administrator, sabbatical]
  • Fr. William Moorby, July 12, 1993-June 24, 2014
  • Fr. Thomas J. Valenti, June 24, 2014-June 10, 2019 [Administrator; upon leave]
  • Fr. Mitchell Zygadlo, June 10, 2019-June 25, 2019 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. Jeffrey R. Galens, Aug. 1, 2019-present


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