Rochester Churches Monroe County
St. Michael


Location: Monroe County, Rochester NE
Address: 124 Evergreen St. Map
Parish formed: May 26, 1873
Present church built: 1890
Present affiliation: Part of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini parish
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  • Fr. August Pingel C.Ss.R., July 1873-Nov. 1874 [Temporary Pastor]
  • Fr. Fridolin Pascalar, Nov. 1874-1896 [upon resignation]
  • Fr. Mathias J. Hargather, 1896-1929 [upon death]
  • Fr. Frederick Schied, 1929-1934 [upon death]
  • Msgr. Arthur F. Florack, 1935-June 27, 1961 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Benedict A. Ehman, June 27, 1961-June 26, 1974 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. Anthony Valente and Fr. Paul Freemesser [Co-pastorate], June 26, 1974-June 25, 1980
  • Fr. John Dillon, June 25, 1980-June 30, 1982
  • Vincent Panepinto, June 30, 1982-June 25, 1991 [Administrator]
  • Sr. Kay Schwenzer and Fr. Laurence C. Tracy, June 25, 1991-June 29, 1993 [Co-administrators]
  • Fr. Robert Werth, Jan 1992-June 1992 [Co-administrators]
  • Dennis J. Shaw, June 29, 1993-June 25, 2002
  • Fr. Peter Deckman, June 25, 2002-2005
  • Dea. Dan Hurley, 2005-2010
  • Fr. Paul Gitau and Deborah A. Housel, 2010-Sep. 1, 2011 [Co-administrators]
  • Deacon David Palma, Sep. 1, 2011-July 2012 [Administrator]
  • Frs. William F. McGrath and Robert Werth, July 2012-June 25, 2019 [Co-pastorate]
  • Fr. William F. McGrath, June 25, 2019-present


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