Rochester Churches Monroe County
St. Patrick Cathedral (and Church)


Location: Monroe County, Rochester NW
Address of Cathedral: Corner of Frank St. and Platt St. Map
Address of church: 454 Plymouth Avenue North
Parish formed: 1823, became mission in 1971
Cathedral built: Mar. 17, 1869 [First Mass], Nov. 6, 1870 [dedicated]
Cathedral closed: Sep. 1937 final Mass, property sold in 1938 to Kodak
St. Patrick church built: 1905 (as the Cathedral social hall)
St. Patrick church closed: July 1, 1976
Present affiliation: Closed - both cathedral and church demolished
Web site: n/a


  • Fr. F. Kelly and Fr. P. McCormack, 1810-1823 [Two priests from NYC ministered to area Catholics and built first church on the site]
  • No priests from 1823-1825
  • Fr. Michael McNamara, 1825-1832 [First resident Pastor; upon death]
  • Fr. J. J. McGerry, 1832-1833
  • Fr. Bernard O'Reilly, 1833-1834
  • Fr. J. J. McGerry, 1834-1835 [2nd term]
  • Fr. Bernard O'Reilly, 1835-1849 [2nd term]
  • Fr. William O'Reilly, 1849-1854
  • Fr. Michael O'Brien, 1854-1859
  • Fr. Martin Cavanaugh, 1859-1860
  • Fr. Michael O'Brien, 1860-1865 [2nd term]
  • Fr. James M. Early, 1865-1876
  • Bp. James F. O'Hare, 1876-Mar. 7, 1886
  • Fr. James P. Kiernan, Mar. 7, 1886-Jan. 31, 1898
  • Bp. Thomas F. Hickey, Jan. 31, 1898-Jan. 13, 1909
  • Bp. John F. O'Hern, Jan. 13, 1909-1923
  • Msgr. Charles F. Shay, Jan. 20, 1923-Sep. 1937 [Final Cathedral Rector]
  • Fr. Leo C. Mooney, 1937-1957 [First Pastor of new parish]
  • Fr. Anthony F. Calimeri, 1957-Mar. 9, 1965
  • Fr. Frederick L. Walz, Mar. 9, 1965-1971 [resigned, last resident Pastor]
  • Fr. Charles A. Bennett, May 1971-June 26, 1974 [Pastor of St. Anthony]
  • Fr. Richard Masciangelo CPPS, June 26, 1974-July 1, 1976


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