Rochester Churches Seneca County
St. Mary


Location: Seneca County, Waterloo
Address: 35 Center St. Map
Parish formed: 1846 [mission], 1851 [parish]
Present church built: 1889
Present affiliation: Part of St. Francis and St. Clare parish
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  • Fr. William Carroll, 1846-1854
  • Fr. Michael Gilbride, 1854
  • Fr. William Gleason, 1854-1859
  • Fr. Martin Kavanaugh, 1859-1860
  • Fr. William Stephens, 1860-1861
  • Fr. Denis English, 1861-1863
  • Fr. Terrance Keenan, 1863-1869 [First resident Pastor?]
  • Fr. Louis A. Lambert, 1869-1888
  • Fr. John J. Hickey, 1888-1895
  • Fr. William Harrington, 1895-1907
  • Fr. Coleman F. O'Louglin, 1907-1929 [upon death]
  • Fr. George T. McCall, 1929-Dec. 9, 1958 [upon death]
  • Fr. James F. O'Connell, 1959-1973 [upon resignation]
  • Fr. Albert J. Shamon, 1973-June 1985 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. James R. Cosgrove, June 1985-June 24, 1997 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. David W. Mura, Sep. 1986-Dec. 1986 [Temporary administrator]
  • Dennis Sewar, June 24, 1997-June 23, 1998
  • Fr. Eugene Weis, June 23, 1998-June 2004 [upon retirement]
  • Sr. Kathleen O'Connell RSM, June 2004-June 26, 2007 [Administrator]
  • Fr. James Fennessy, June 26, 2007-present


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Historical Photographs


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