Rochester Churches Monroe County
St. Joseph


Location: Monroe County, Rush
Address: 1209 Rush Lima Rd. Map
Parish formed: 1864 [mission], 1968 [parish]
Present church built: July 17, 1881
Present affiliation: Part of the St. Marianne Cope parish
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  • Fr. Joseph V. O'Donohoe, 1864-1868 [Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption]
  • Fr. John H. O'Keefe, 1868-1874 [Pastor of St. Agnes]
  • Fr. Martin J. Hendrick, 1874-1875 [Pastor of St. Agnes]
  • Fr. Charles B. Rimmels, 1875-1876 [Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross]
  • Fr. Alfred J. Evans, 1876-1879 [Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross]
  • Fr. James J. Leary, 1879-1888 [Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross]
  • Fr. James Dougherty, 1888 [Administrator of St. Paul of the Cross]
  • Fr. Angelo Lugero, 1888-1890 [Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross]
  • Fr. Martin J. Cluney, 1890-1936 [Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross]
  • Fr. Victor J. Hurley, 1936-1939 [Pastor of Good Shepherd]
  • Fr. Raymond M. Lynd, 1939-1946 [Pastor of Good Shepherd]
  • Fr. George Vogt, 1946-June 27, 1968 [Pastor of Good Shepherd]
  • Fr. Raymond M. Kenny, June 27, 1968-June 25, 1969 [First resident Pastor]
  • Fr. Andrew Teuschel, June 25, 1969-1975
  • Fr. Robert L. Kress, 1975-June 28, 1983 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Richard C. O’Connell, June 28, 1983-June 27, 1995 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Robert A. Klee, Jan. 1, 1991-June 30, 1991 [Temporary administrator, sabbatical]
  • Sr. Alice Cooney SSJ, June 27, 1995-June 26, 2007 [Administrator]
  • Fr. James Hewes, June 26, 2007-June 2010
  • Barbara Swiecki, June 2010-June 13, 2018 [Administrator; upon death]
  • Sr. Sheila Stevenson RSM, June 26, 2018-present


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