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Rochester Churches Schuyler County
St. Mary

Biography

Location: Schuyler County, Watkins Glen
Address: 905 N. Decatur St. Map
Parish formed: 1846 [mission], Dec. 13, 1868 [parish]
Present church built: Dec. 13, 1868 [dedicated]
Present affiliation: Parish, part of the Schuyler Catholic Community cluster
Web site: http://stmarystben.org/

Pastors/Rectors/Administrators

  • Fr. James McManus, 1869-1872 [First resident Pastor]
  • Fr. Henry Leddy, 1872-1879
  • Fr. Martin Ryan, 1879-1893
  • Fr. William Morrison, 1893-1899
  • Fr. Francis E. McCrone, 1899 [Temporary administrator]
  • Msgr. John J. Lee, 1899-1916
  • Fr. Thomas F. Carroll, 1916-1945
  • Fr. Benno Brink, 1945 [Temporary administrator for 1 month]
  • Fr. Walter J. Kohl, Mar. 3, 1945-Sep. 25, 1947
  • Fr. Benedict A. Ehmann, Sep. 25, 1947-June 27, 1961
  • Fr. Joseph F. Hogan, June 27, 1961-June 23, 1964
  • Fr. Leo J. Matuszewski, June 23, 1964-Aug. 31, 1965
  • Fr. Francis H. Turner, Aug. 31, 1965-June 25, 1970
  • Fr. Lawrence W. Sansom, June 25, 1970-Jan. 1973 [upon resignation]
  • Msgr. Arthur Ratign, Feb. 1973-June 27, 1973 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. Joseph W. Dailey, June 27, 1973-June 23, 1976
  • Fr. Andrew J. Kalafsky, June 23, 1976-June 27, 1989 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. David L. Bonin CPPS, June 27, 1989-June 26, 2001 [Administrator]
  • Fr. Paul Bonacci, June 26, 2001-June 24, 2014
  • Fr. Steven Lape, June 24, 2014-present

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