Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roman Catholic Churches in Rochester, NY

The first Roman Catholic Church was St. Patrick's, organized in 1822 and was located at the corner of Platt and Frank Streets. This church is no longer in existence and this location is a parking lot for Eastman Kodak Co. This was the Cathedral for the Diocese of Rochester and today's Cathedral is Sacred Heart. By following the City Directories for Rochester, we can see the growth of the Catholic population in the city.

1845 City Directory
  • St. Patrick's Church; organized April 1822; corner of Platt and Frank Streets
  • St. Mary's Church; organized October 1842; South St. Paul [today South Avenue] near Main Street
  • St. Joseph's Church (German); organized August 1836; Ely, near South St. Paul Street [today South Avenue]
  • St. Peter's Church (German); organized April 1843; corner of King & East Maple Street
1871 City Directory
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral; Platt corner Frank
  • St. Mary's Church; South near Court
  • St. Joseph's Church (German); Franklin Street
  • St. Peter and Paul's Church; Maple corner King
  • Our Lady of Victory (French); 0rganized 1848; Pleasant Street
  • Immaculate Conception Church; organized 1848; Plymouth Avenue [today Frederick Douglass Blvd.]
  • St. Bridget's Church; organized 1854; Hand Street
  • St. Bonifacius' Church (German); organized 1861; Grand Street
  • Holy Redeemer Church; Hudson corner Clifford
1901 City Directory
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral; Platt St. corner Frank
  • St. Mary's Church; South Street near Court
  • St. Joseph's Church; Franklin St. near Andrews
  • SS. Peter and Paul's Church; Maple St. corner King
  • Our Lady of Victory Church (French); Pleasant Street
  • Immaculate Conception Church; Plymouth Ave.
  • St. Bridget's Church; Gorham Street
  • St. Boniface's Church; Gregory Street
  • Holy Redeemer Church; Hudson Ave. corner Clifford St.
  • Holy Family Church; organized 1864; Ames St. corner Jay
  • St. Michael's Church; organized 1874; Clinton Ave. North corner Evergreen Street
  • Holy Apostles' Church; organized 1884; Lyell Ave. corner Austin St.
  • St. Francis Xavier Church; organized 1888; Bay Street opposite Third
  • Corpus Christi Church; organized 1888; Main Street East near Prince
  • St. Stanislaus Church; organized 1890; St. Stanislaus Street
  • Holy Rosary Church; organized 1890; Lexington Ave. near Finch Street
  • St. Monica's Church; organized 1898; Genesee Street opposite Seward
  • St. Augustine Church; in charge of St. Patrick's Cathedral; Chili Ave. near Lozier Place
1929 City Directory
  • Blessed Sacrament Church; founded 1902; 524 Oxford Street
  • Holy Apostles Church; Lyell Ave. corner Austin St.
  • Holy Family Church; Ames St. corner Jay
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel; founded 1928; Brooks Ave. near Genesee Park Blvd.
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (Italian); founded 1909; 53 Ontario Street
  • Sacred Heart Church; founded 1910; Flower City Park near Raines Park
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church (Italian); founded 1906; Frank Street corner Lyell Avenue
  • Immaculate Conception Church; Plymouth Ave.
  • Corpus Christi Church; Main Street East near Prince
  • Holy Cross Church; founded 1863; Lake Ave. near Latta Road
  • Holy Redeemer Church; Hudson Ave. corner Clifford St.
  • Holy Rosary Church; Lexington Ave. near Finch Street
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; founded 1904; Joseph Ave. near Norton St.
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Church; founded 1914; Niagara corner Drake Street
  • Our Lady of Victory Church (Franco-Belgian); Pleasant Street
  • St. Ambrose Church; Clifford Ave. corner Culver Road
  • St. Andrew's Church; founded 1914; 925 Portland Ave.
  • St. Augustine Church; founded 1907; Chili Ave. near Lozier Place
  • St. Boniface's Church; Gregory Street
  • St. Bridget's Church; Gorham Street
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church; founded1929; 85 Whitney Street
  • St. Francis Xavier Church; Bay and Teresa Streets
  • St. George's Church (Lithuanian); founded 1910; Hudson Ave. corner Weeger Street
  • St. John the Evangelist Church; founded 1914; Humboldt Street corner Floverton
  • St. Joseph's Church; Franklin St. near Clinton Ave. N.
  • St. Lucy's Church (Italian); founded 1912; Troup Street corner Tilden
  • St. Mary's Church; South Street near Court
  • St. Michael's Church; Clinton Ave. North corner Evergreen Street
  • St. Monica's Church; Genesee Street corner Monica Street
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral; Platt St. corner Frank
  • SS. Peter and Paul's Church; 720 Main Street W.
  • St. Stanislaus Church; St. Stanislaus Street
Today
  • Blessed Sacrament Church
  • Church of the Annunciation
  • Corpus Christi Church
  • Emmanuel Church of the Deaf (at St. Monica)
  • Holy Apostle Church
  • Immaculate Conception Church
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
  • Our Lady of the Americas (East Main Street)
  • Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph Church
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • St. Ambrose Church
  • St. Andrew's Church
  • St. Boniface Church
  • St. Bridget Church
  • St. George Church (Lituanhian)
  • St. John the Evangelist Church
  • St. Mary's Church
  • St. Anne Church
  • St. Michael's Church
  • St. Monica Church
  • St. Stanislaus Church


Monday, June 22, 2009

A New Record for Boca Raton

Right now Yahoo Weather (from The Weather Channel) shows the current temperature in Boca Raton, FL is 98 degrees fahrenheit! The same item shows the projected high to be 94 - blew that one! And the heat index iright now is 109F! It's a lovely day.