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Rochester Churches Updates

Here you can discover new content at Rochester Churches, and see what remains to be done.

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What's New?

1.27.18 update:
+Parish history written:
-St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Gates

1.23.18 update:
+Parish history written:
-St. Alphonsus, Auburn
-St. Alyosius, Auburn
-Ss. Peter & Paul, Auburn

1.22.18 update:
+Parish history written:
-St. Christopher, Chili

1.20.18 update:
+Parish history written:
-Holy Family, Auburn
-Sacred Heart, Auburn

11.8.17 update:
+Photographed exterior:
-St. William, Cameron Mills

+Added photo of temporary chapel:
-St. John the Evangelist, Spenceport

9.23.17 update:
+Re-hotographed exterior and interior:
-St. Leo the Great, Hilton

+Add several historical photos:
-Holy Name of Jesus, Greece
-Our Lady of Mercy, Greece

9.22.17 update:
+Photographed exterior and interior:
-St. Basil the Great Chapel (St. John Fisher College), Pittsford

+Re-photographed exterior and interior:
-St. Bernard School Chapel, Pittsford

9.6.17 update:
+Photographed interior:
-Sacred Heart Academy Chapel, Rochester NE

9.1.17 update:
+Created entry and photographed:
-St. Jude Chapel (Psychiatric Center), Rochester SE

+Added exterior photos:
-Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester NW

+Added historic photo:
-St. Gabriel, Hammondsport

8.17.17 update:
+Created entry and photographed:
-Immaculate Conception Chapel (VA Facility), Bath

+Added several historical images:
-Abbey of the Genesee, Piffard
-Church of the Assumption, Mt. Morris
-Holy Angels, Nunda
-Immaculate Conception, Rochester
-Nativity of the B.V.M., Brockport
-SSJ Infirmary Chapel, Pittsford
-St. Agnes, Avon
-St. Anthony of Padua, Rochester
-St. Columba, Caledonia
-St. Josaphat (Ukrainian), Irondequoit
-St. Joseph, Livonia
-St. Lucy, Retsof
-St. Mary, Dansville
-St. Mary, Geneseo
-St. Mary, Scottsville
-St. Michael, Livonia Center
-St. Patrick, Dansville
-St. Paul, Webster
-St. Pius V, Cohocton
-St. Raphael, Piffard
-St. Rose, Lima
-St. Vincent de Paul, Churchville

8.16.17 update:
+Created entries and photographed:
-St. Felicity (private chapel), Geneseo
-Sisters of St. Joseph Infirmary chapel, Pittsford
-St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell

+Re-photographed interior:
-St. Josaphat (Ukrainian), Irondequoit

+Added exterior of new chapel:
-St. John Fisher College, Pittsford

8.8.17 update:
+Photographed interiors:
-St. Benedict, Odessa
-All Saints, Lansing
-Holy Cross, Dryden
-St. Anthony, Groton
-Holy Rosary, Rochester NW

+Created entries and photographed exteriors:
-St. Mary (Greek), Corning
-St. David, Newfield

+Added two interior photographs taken through the glass front door:
-St. Bernard, Scipio Center

+Added Stations of the Cross photos:
-St. Lawrence, Greece

+Added historic photos:
-St. Matthias, Atlanta

7.29.17 note: I have more photos to upload, but I'll be away until Aug. 6th. Updated my to-do list below.

7.27.17 update:
+Re-photographed interior:
-Immaculate Conception, Rochester SW

7.26.17 update:
+Photographed exterior:
-St. Mary's Hospital chapel, Rochester SW 

+Re-photographed interior, and photographed former church:
-St. Monica, Rochester SW 

+Corrections to pastoral listings for Lyons/Clyde/Savannah churches.

7.25.17 update:
+Created entry and photographed interior: 
-St. Mary's Hospital chapel, Rochester SW

7.23.17 update:
+Re-photographed interior:
-Corpus Christi / Our Lady of the Americas, Rochester NE 

7.22.17 update #2:
+Photographed interior:
-Ukrainian Church of the Epiphany, Rochester NE

7.22.17 update:
+Re-photographed interiors and added a few historical photos:
-St. Mary, Rochester downtown
-St. Michael, Rochester NE 

7.20.17 update #2
+Photographed interior:
-Diocesan Chancery, Gates

7.20.17 update
+Re-photographed interiors:
-Our Lady of Victory, Rochester downtown
-St. Boniface, Rochester SE
-Guardian Angels, Henrietta
-St. Christopher, N. Chili
-St. Pius X, Chili - temporary church & construction of new church
-St. Charles Borromeo, Greece

+Added a few new exterior photos:
-Holy Trinity, Webster

7.18.17 update
+Updates to some parish affiliations and titles

6.5.17 update
+Posted the remaining pastoral appointments:
-All Saints (Lansing), Holy Cross (Dryden), St. Anthony (Groton) cluster
-Immaculate Conception, Rochester
-Our Lady of the Valley parish (St. Ann in Hornell, St. Mary in Rexville)
-St. Benedict parish (St. Mary in Canandaigua, St. Bridget in E. Bloomfield)
-St. Theodore, Gates

6.2.17 update
+More pastoral appointment updates: 
-Holy Cross, Rochester
-St. John, Spencerport
-St. Peter parish (St. Dominic in Shortsville, St. Felix in Clifton Springs, St. Francis in Phelps)
-Southeast Rochester cluster (Blessed Sacrament, St. Mary, St. Boniface)

5.22.17 update
+Updated site and Elmira parish entries to reflect upcoming cluster restructure as one cluster with one pastor. 
 St. Charles in Elmira Heights will no longer offer regular Masses, and it's currently up for sale.
+St. Theodore (Gates), Holy Cross (Charlotte), and the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community 
 now reflect upcoming retirements. Waiting on new pastoral assignments.

3.7.17 update
+Added a few modern-day images to St. Joseph, Livonia

2.9.17 update
+Added several historical photos of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (thank you to a parishioner for submitting)
+Finished pastoral listing for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
+Minor corrections to spelling

1.11.17 update
+Minor date corrections and added a couple historical images

7.25.16 update
+Updated parish affiliations: Holy Cross/St. Francis Solanus + St. James the Apostle
 merged to become Mary, Mother of Mercy

7.18.16 update
+Photographed interiors:
-Immaculate Heart of Mary, Painted Post
-St. Catherine of Siena, Addison
-St. Joseph, Campbell
-St. Mary, Corning
-St. Nicholas (Ukrainian), Elmira Heights
-St. Stanislaus, Bradford
-St. Vincent, Corning
+Added plaque photo on Kodak HQ to St. Patrick Cathedral page.
+Added some historical photos: St. Theodore (Gates)

6.13.16 update
+Photographed interiors:
-Holy Cross, Ovid
-St. Ann, Owasco
-St. Patrick, Prattsburgh
-St. Theresa, Stanley

6.8.16 update
+Updated various pastoral listings to reflect June 2016 assignments
+Updated parish affiliations: Gates Catholic Community becomes Holy Family parish

5.4.16 update
+Went through and updated the various parish Web site links
+Updated cluster affiliations for S.E. Rochester cluster of churches

4.14.16 update #2
+Added three videos to the ordination galleries

4.14.16 update
+Added three ordination galleries
+Updated some pastoral lists with missing entries

2.13.16 update
+Added historic photos for: 
-St. James, Waverly
-St. John the Evangelist, Newark Valley
-St. Patrick, Owego
-St. Pius X, Chili
-St. Pius X, Van Etten

11.28.15 update
+Added a couple historic photos
+Fixed some formatting in photo captions

11.17.15 update
+Added historic photos for: 
-St. Francis of Assisi, Catatonk
-St. John the Evangelist, Newark Valley
-St. Margaret Mary, Apalachin
-St. Patrick, Owego
-St. Pius X, Van Etten
-St. Rose, Lima

10.24.15 update
+Added historic photos for three Tioga County churches.

9.27.15 update
+Photographed interiors:
-St. Gregory, Marion

9.26.15 update
+Photographed interiors:
-Ss. Peter & Paul (Ukrainian), Auburn
-St. Hyacinth, Auburn
-St. John, Port Byron
-St. Patrick, Cato

9.24.15 update
+Added entries to Miscellaneous Sites page:
-St. John Bosco Chapel, Elmira

+Photographed interiors:
-Church of the Epiphany, Sodus
-St. Thomas, Red Creek
-St. Jude the Apostle, Fair Haven

+Re-photographed interiors:
-St. Mary Magdalene, Wolcott

9.21.15 update
+Site goes live today - should soon be available on search engines.

9.16.15 update
+Created entries:
-St. Anthony of Padua Seminary, Watkins Glen
-St. John's Atonement Seminary, Montour Falls

+Added entries to Miscellaneous Sites page:
-St. Fidelis Friary

+Photographed interiors:
-Holy Angels, Nunda
-St. Januarius, Naples
-St. Lucy, Retsof
-St. Mary, Dansville
-St. Michael, Penn Yan
-St. Patrick, Mt. Morris
-St. Thomas Aquinas, Leicester

+Added historical photographs to several churches.

+Re-photographed exteriors:
-Holy Angels, Nunda
-Holy Cross, Ovid
-St. James, Waverly
-St. Patrick, Mumford
-St. Raphael, Piffard

+Moved the site to a (hopefully) faster server

9.1.15 update
+Added an about page to explain the project
+Added a contact page

8.28.15 update
+Added entries to Miscellaneous Sites page:
-Jesuit memorial on the Sisters of Mercy campus, Brighton (unnamed chapel)
-Jesuit memorial, Honeoye Falls (La Conception chapel)
-Historical marker, Lima (St. Jean chapel)

+Photographed interiors:
-Rochester Sisters of Mercy chapel

+Re-photographed interiors:
-St. John Fisher College Coleman chapel

+Re-photographed exteriors:
-St. Bridget, E. Bloomfield
-St. Joseph, W. Bloomfield
-Rochester Sisters of Mercy chapel
-Holy Name of Jesus, Greece

+Updated the pastor/administrator/rector list for several parishes

8.27.15 update
+Cleaned up the site to have a more consistent feel across entries, and removed various "notes to self."
+Added a parish history for St. Lucy, Rochester SW

8.24.15 update
+Added the following pages:
-Event Galleries - Photos that I've taken at events.
-Miscellaneous Sites - Catholic sites of interest that aren't featured with their own entry

+Prettied up the site
+Updated the pastor/administrator/rector list for several parishes

8.21.15 update
+Created entries:
-Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Geneva
-The Whitefriars Carmelite Monastery, Auburn

+Photographed interiors:
-St. Anne, Palmyra
-St. John the Evangelist, Clyde
-St. Michael, Union Springs
-St. Rose of Lima, Sodus Pt.

+Re-photographed interiors:
-St. Felix, Clifton Springs
-St. Mary of the Lake, Ontario
-St. Patrick, Macedon
-St. Patrick, Victor
-St. Vincent de Paul, Churchville

+Re-photographed exteriors:
-Church of the Epiphany, Sodus
-St. Anne, Palmyra
-St. Gregory, Marion
-St. Leo, Hilton
-St. Mary of the Lake, Ontario
-St. Mary Magdalene, Wolcott
-St. Michael, Union Springs
-St. Patrick, Macedon

My To-do List

+St. John of the Cross Monastery (Carmelite Monastery, Waverly, NY) - Done, but need to verify photos for accuracy
+Complete the parish histories
+Add some more historical photos 

Completed Parish Histories

34 of 255 parish histories written
-All Saints, Fowlerville -Chapel, Big Flats -Chapel, Brushville/Tuscarora -Chapel, Troupsburg -Church of the Resurrection, Fairport -Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford -Holy Family, Auburn -Holy Name of Jesus, Greece -Immaculate Heart of Mary, Perinton -Our Lady of Lebanon, Canandaigua Lake -Our Lady of Mercy, Greece -Our Lady of Sorrows, Rochester NE -Our Lady Queen of Peace, Brighton -Sacred Heart, Auburn -Ss. Peter & Paul, Auburn St. Alphonsus, Auburn -St. Aloysius, Auburn -St. Anne, Lummisville -St. Christopher, Chili -St. Edward, Auburn -St. Helen, Gates -St. John the Evangelist, Rochester NE -St. Jude the Apostle, Gates -St. Lucy, Rochester SW -St. Maria de Mercede, Cuylerville -St. Mary, Dutch Hill -St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Gates -St. Patrick, McLean -St. Paul, Webster -St. Pius X (and St. Fechan), Chili -St. Salome, Irondequoit -St. Simon, Springwater -St. Thomas the Apostle, Irondequoit -St. William, Cameron Mills

Project Progress

CompleteOut ofPercent
Total existing churches photographed240240100%
Exteriors photographed - open169169100%
Interiors photographed - open169169100%
Exteriors photographed - closed7171100%
Interiors photographed - closed197127%
No longer exist0150%


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