Rochester Churches Chemung County
St. Mary


Location: Chemung County, Horseheads
Address: 816 W. Broad St. Map
Parish formed: 1865 [mission], 1879 [parish]
Present church built: Nov. 10, 1979 [dedicated]
Present affiliation: Parish
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  • Fr. Peter Bede, 1866-1869 [Pastor of Ss. Peter & Paul]
  • Pastors from St. Mary's in Watkins Glen served from 1869-1879
  • Fr. Thomas Henrick, 1879-1881 [First resident Pastor]
  • Fr. Lawrence W. Murphy, 1881-1883
  • Fr. James Griffin, 1883-1889
  • Fr. D. Daly, 1889
  • Fr. William T. Dunn, 1889-1901
  • Fr. James J. Gibbons, 1901-1903
  • Fr. Michael C. Wall, 1903-1909
  • Fr. James Winters, 1909-Oct. 8, 1917
  • Fr. John G. Killeen, 1917-1930
  • Fr. Michael B. Groden, 1930-1936
  • Fr. Francis J. Reilly, 1936-1965 [upon death]
  • Fr. Bartholomew J. O'Brien, 1965-June 1984 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Joseph M. Jankowiak, June 1984-Apr. 8, 1994 [upon resignation]
  • Fr. Robert C. MacNamara, -Jan. 5, 1993 [upon retirement (cf. Courier Jan. 1993)]
  • Fr. Scott M. Kubinski, Apr. 8, 1994-June 28, 1994 [Temporary administrator]
  • Thomas W. Burr, June 28, 1994-May 2, 2002 [upon suspension]
  • Fr. Robert C. McNamara, May 2, 2002-June 25, 2002 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. Christopher E. Linsler, June 25, 2002-present


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