Rochester Churches Wayne County
St. Rose of Lima


Location: Wayne County, Sodus Point
Address: 7502 S. Fitzhugh St. Map
Parish formed: 1876 [mission], rededicated as "St. Rose of Lima" on Aug. 9, 1908
Present church built: Prior to 1886 dedication, was "Lummis Hall"
Present affiliation: Part of the St. Maximilian Kolbe parish, which is clusterd with St. Katherine Drexel
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  • Served by Pastors from Lyons, 1876-1922
  • Msgr. Michael Krieg, 1922-1923 [First Epiphany Pastor]
  • Msgr Charles Shay, 1923
  • Fr. John M. Sellinger, 1923-1925
  • Fr. Daniel O'Rourke, 1925-Oct. 31, 1929
  • Fr. Daniel R. Sullivan, 1929-Aug. 6, 1934
  • Fr. Emmett T. Dougherty, Aug. 6, 1934-1940?
  • Fr. Thomas H. Lochren, 1940?-1942
  • Fr. Ralph J. Meyer, 1942-1953
  • Fr. James F. O'Connell, 1953-July 2, 1956
  • Fr. William F. Lammers, July 2, 1956-June 23, 1964
  • Fr. Thomas F. McVeigh, June 23, 1964-1968
  • Fr. John F. Cavanaugh, 1968-1984
  • Fr. John J. Hempel, Mar. 1, 1984-June 26, 1984 [Temporary administrator, upon retirement]
  • Fr. John D. Dillon, June 1984-July 1, 1985 [Administrator], July 1, 1985-May 1, 1991 [Pastor]
  • Fr. George P. Heyman, June 25, 1991-June 28, 1994
  • Fr. David J. Faraone, June 28, 1994-Oct. 1999 [health issues in October and death in December]
  • Fr. Lance M. Gonyo, Oct.? 1999-June 26, 2006
  • Fr. Symon Peter Ntaiyia, June 26, 2006-present


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