Rochester Churches Monroe County
St. Joseph


Location: Monroe County, Penfield
Address: 43 Gebhardt Rd. Map
Parish formed: 1860
Present church built: Nov. 24, 1968
Present affiliation: Parish, sharing pastor with Church of the Holy Spirit
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  • Various Redemptorist priests while mission, from 1860-1914
  • Fr. William Gruenauer, June 28, 1914-1946
  • Fr. Jacob Rauber, 1946-June 1954
  • Fr. John Malley, June 27, 1954-Summer 1972
  • Frs. Walter Wainwright and William Gordiner, 1972-Mar. 28, 1976 [Co-pastorate]
  • Fr. Walter Wainwright, Mar. 28, 1976-June 23, 1976
  • Bp. James M. Moynihan, June 23, 1976-Feb. 24, 1991
  • William D. Lum, Mar. 4, 1991-June 25, 1991 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. Michael Conboy, June 30, 1991-June 25, 1996
  • Fr. Kevin Murphy, June 25, 1996-2005
  • Fr. James Schwartz, 2005-present


Coming soon...

Exterior Photographs
Interior Photographs

Stations of the Cross

Stained Glass

Adoration Chapel

Stations in Adoration Chapel
Historical Photographs

St. Joseph History in Photos

Interior, Pre-renovation


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