Rochester Churches Chemung County
St. Mary Southside


Location: Chemung County, Elmira
Address: 224 Franklin St. Map
Parish formed: Feb. 1872
Present church built: 1875
Present affiliation: Part of the Most Holy Name of Jesus parish
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  • Fr. James McManus, Feb. 1872-1880
  • Fr. Michael O'Dwyer, 1880-1908
  • Fr. Jeremiah J. Moriarity, 1908-1943
  • Fr. Thomas J. Toole, Jan. 11, 1944-Dec. 6, 1958 [upon death]
  • Fr. Thomas J. Manley, 1959-Apr. 20, 1965 [upon death]
  • Fr. John J. Leary, 1965-June 1981 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. James E. Boyle, June 1981-June 30, 1992
  • Fr. Stephen R. Kraus, 1988 [Temporary administrator, sabbatical]
  • Fr. William Donnelly, June 30, 1992-June 24, 1997
  • Fr. Richard Farrell, Jan. 1, 1997-June 30, 2009
  • Fr. John DeSocio, June 30, 2009-June 27, 2017 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Scott M. Kubinski, June 27, 2017-present


Coming soon...

Exterior Photographs
Interior Photographs

Stations of the Cross

Artist's face painted into three stations

Stained Glass
Historical Photographs


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