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Genealogical Research by Diocese

      The geographic area of New York is within the Roman Catholic ecclesiastical province of New York which includes the Archdiocese of New York, New York and Dioceses of Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester, Rockville Centre and Syracuse (New York).  A portion of Suffolk County (Fishers Island) is within the Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut.  See Map 

The Armenian-Rite apostolic exarchate for the U.S. and Canada is also located in New York.  Click here for Eastern-Rite Catholic Churches in New York.

 

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Using the map as a reference to the diocesan jurisdictions, select the area you wish to research from the list below, or select HERE to see a list of counties within each diocese:

+ Archdiocese of New York

 + Diocese of Albany

 + Diocese of Brooklyn

 + Diocese of Buffalo

 + Diocese of Ogdensburg

 + Diocese of Rochester

 + Diocese of Rockville Centre

 + Diocese of Syracuse

 For Fishers Island, Suffolk County, NY

see: Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut

(not shown on map)

 

List of Counties within present-day dioceses of New York

This is a list of the New York Roman Catholic Dioceses, and counties which they encompass.  The actual civil county boundaries may not completely correspond to the diocesan boundaries, and there may be variations especially near to bordering areas.

 

The Archdiocese of New York encompasses the civil New York counties of Bronx, Dutchess, Manhattan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Staten Island (Richmond), Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

 

Diocese of Albany encompasses the civil New York counties of: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer (southern portion), Montgomery, Otsego, Renssalaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington.

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn serves the areas of Brooklyn (Kings County) and Queens.  The Diocese of Brooklyn originally encompassed all of Long Island, until 1957, when the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, in the eastern portion of Long Island, were formed into the Diocese of Rockville Centre (NY).

 

The Diocese of Rockville Centre encompasses the eastern portion of Long Island, which includes the NY Counties of Nassau and Suffolk.

 

The Diocese of Buffalo encompasses the western New York counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

 

The Diocese of Ogdensburg encompasses the northeastern New York counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer (northern portion), Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence.

 

The Diocese of Syracuse encompasses the central New York of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego.

 

See also the Connecticut Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, for a small portion of New York: Encompasses all of the counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland & Windham in Connecticut, and Fishers Island, a portion of Suffolk County in the New York.

 

v  ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK, New York [est. 1808, Archdiocese 1850]

       Chancery:  1011 First Ave. - New York, NY  10022; Phone:  (212) 371-1000.

The Archdiocese of New York encompasses the civil New York counties of Bronx, Dutchess, Manhattan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Staten Island (Richmond), Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

The Archdiocese of New York reports "...There is no central filing system in the Archdiocese of New York...Each individual parish keeps records of baptism, first communions, confirmations, marriages and funerals..."   To receive a listing of the parishes in the area in which a relative was baptized, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to Chancery Office.

Child-Caring Homes within the Archdiocese of New York in 1927, as reported in:  The Official Catholic Directory: 1927, New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1927.

Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of New York

§  Catholic New York Online: Archdiocese news publication.

o   "The Sin of Racism" - Excerpts from the U.S. bishops' Pastoral Letter on Racism in Our Day (Nov. 14, 1979).  "...The contribution of each racial minority is distinctive and rich; each is a source of internal strength for our nation...Worldwide, the Church today is not just European and American; it is also African, Asian, Indian, and Oceanic. It is western, eastern, northern and southern, black and also brown, white and also red and yellow..."

§  History of the Archdiocese of New York, by Joseph F. Mooney, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI, 1911, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight.  "... An unexpired lease of lots at Barclay and Church streets was bought from the trustees of Trinity church, Thomas Stoughton, the Spanish Consul-general, and his partner Dominick Lynch, advancing the purchase money, one thousand pounds, and there on 5 Oct., 1785, the cornerstone of St. Peter's, the first permanent structure for a Catholic church erected in the State of New York, was laid by the Spanish minister, Gardoqui..."

§  History of New York, by Edward J. McGuire, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI, 1911, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight.

§  Catholic Records information

§  Archdiocese of New York: Parish Directory

§  Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of New York - Calvary & Allied Cemeteries - 1011 First Ave, Floor: 17 - New York, NY  10022 – “… Since 1817, The Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral have been charged with the responsibility for serving the burial needs of the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of New York…” 

o   Calvary Cemetery – 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd. - Woodside, NY (Queens County) (Archived, 2007) – “…Calvary Cemetery, the largest and oldest of the four active Archdiocesan cemeteries,   was the first to be established beyond the island of Manhattan.  The Alsop farm, with a family cemetery and an additional 115 acres, was purchased for burial purposes by the Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1845…”

o   Gate of Heaven Cemetery [dedicated 1918] (Westchester County) – 10 W. Stevens Avenue – Hawthorne, NY 10532 (Archived, 2007)

o   The Cemetery of the Ascension [est. ca. 1967] (Rockland County) – 650 Saddle River Road – Airmont, NY 10952 (Archived, 2007)

o   The Cemetery of the Resurrection [est. ca. 1980] (Richmond County) – Staten Island, NY (Archived, 2007)

o   St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Churchyard, Mulberry Street – Manhattan, New York County, NY (on findagrave.com)

§  Saint Patrick's Cathedral – 460 Madison Avenue (51st Street) - New York, NY 10022   Phone: (212) 753-2261.

o   History of St. Patrick's - "...The Cathedral was begun in 1858 by Archbishop John Hughes to replace the original St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is used today as a parish church in New York. The cornerstone was laid in August of that year, and, after a suspension of work during the years of Civil War, John Cardinal McCloskey, the first American Cardinal, resumed work in 1865, opening the doors in May, 1879..."

o   St. Patrick’s Cathedral Cemetery – 5th Avenue & 50th Street, 640 Madison Avenue – Manhattan, New York County, NY

·         Gravesite of Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1766-1853), at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

·         Gravesite of Bishop Fulton Sheen, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

§  Archdiocese of New York: Catholic Charities Office.

§  St. Ann Cathedral [Armenian Catholic] - 110 E 12th. Street - New York, NY 10003;  Phone: (212) 477-2030

§  Church of St. Peter - [est. 1785; opened 4 Nov 1786] - 16 Barclay Street - New York, NY 10007     Phone: (212) 233-8355

History: Saint Peter's is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York City.

See History of the Archdiocese of New York for additional information about St. Peter's -  "...Through efforts led by the French consul, Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, an act of incorporation was secured, on 10 June, 1785, for the "Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church of the City of New York," in which Jose Roiz Silva, James Stewart, and Henry Duffin were associated with him as the first board. An unexpired lease of lots at Barclay and Church streets was bought from the trustees of Trinity church, Thomas Stoughton, the Spanish Consul-general, and his partner Dominick Lynch, advancing the purchase money, one thousand pounds, and there on 5 Oct., 1785, the cornerstone of St. Peter's, the first permanent structure for a Catholic church erected in the State of New York, was laid by the Spanish minister, Gardoqui. The church was opened 4 Nov., 1786. The first resident pastor was Father Whelan, who, however, was forced to retire owing to the hostility of the trustees and of another Capuchin, the Rev. Andrew Nugent, before the Church was opened. The prefect Apostolic, the venerable John Carroll, then visited New York to administer confirmation for the first time, and placed the church in charge of a Dominican, Father William O'Brien, who may be regarded as the organizer of the parish..."

o   Black Catholic History:  New York's Pioneer Colored Catholics, by Thomas F. Meehan, KSG (Source: Interracial Review, September 1936) - "...testimony of the early presence of Catholic Negroes in New York is to be had from the baptismal records of old St. Peter's, Barclay Street, the first Catholic church built in the city..." – scroll down the page

o   The Records of St. Peter’s, New York City’s Oldest Catholic Parish, by Harry Macy, Jr., F.A.S.G., F.G.B.S., Originally published in The NYG&B Newsletter, Winter 2002, online by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

o   St. Peter's Parish Death and Resurrection at Ground Zero, by Jack Wintz, O.F.M. - The pastor of St. Peter's and other eyewitnesses describe what it was like at Ground Zero on the day the Twin Towers fell—and during the weeks and months that followed.

§  "History of Calvary Cemetery - Catholic News, Oct. 26, 1973, Thursday" - The first Catholic Cemetery in New York State was established in the year 1785 was located on the corner of Barclay and Church Streets, the present location of St. Peter's Church..."Ecumenism, a rare occurrence in those days, played a major role in the establishment of the first Catholic Cemetery in New York.  This tract of land which measured 100 x 125 feet was first leased and then sold to the Catholic Congregation in New York by Trinity Episcopal Church. Prior to 1785 a portion of the Trinity Church graveyard itself was reserved for the burial of Catholics.

In 1786, a portion of the new cemetery was set aside for the erection of the first Catholic Church in New York, St. Peter's, and when the first Church building was replaced in 1836 with a new structure, most of the remains in the cemetery were moved to the cemetery at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral on Mott Street..." (Narrative within a history of Calvary Cemetery - 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd. - Flushing NY 11377-7396).

§  St Patrick's Basilica (Old Cathedral) [est. 1809] - 263 Mulberry St. - New York, NY 10012-3305; Phone: (212) 226-8075.

   "...St. Patrick's was begun "between the Broadway and the Bowery road" in 1809, to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing number of Catholics on the east side of the city. It was also to serve as the cathedral church of the new diocese. The corner-stone was laid 8 June, 1809, but, owing to the hard times and the war of 1812 with England, the structure was not ready for use until May, 1815... It was then far on the outskirts of the city, and, to accustom the people to go there, Mass was said at St. Peter's every other Sunday. The ground on which it was built was purchased in 1801 for a graveyard, and the interments in it from that time until the cemetery was closed in 1833 numbered 32,153..."

See: History of the Archdiocese of New York, by Joseph F. Mooney, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI, 1911, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight.

Sacramental Records begin about 1829.

§  St. James Parish [est. 1827] - 23 Oliver Street - New York, NY  10038; Phone: (212) 233-0161

§  Transfiguration Parish [est. 1827] - 29 Mott Street - New York, NY 10013-5006; Phone: (212) 962-5157

o   History of the Church of Transfiguration

§  St. Joseph Parish [est. 1829; dedicated 1834] - 371 Sixth Avenue - New York, NY  10014; Phone: (212) 741-1274

§  Blessed Sacrament, [Est. 1848] - 'An Institution' Blessed Sacrament marks 150 years as a New Rochelle landmark, "...became the mother church of all the parishes along the shore of the Long Island Sound from the Bronx city line to Stamford, CT..."

§  Church of the Ascension Parish - 221 West 107th Street - New York, NY 10025; Phone: (212) 222-0666

§  Holy Trinity Parish in Manhattan - Century-old parish

§  "It's a Family": St. Mary's in Poughkeepsie, 125 years old, reaches out to all, by John Burger.

§  St. Paul the Apostle Parish - Columbus Avenue and 60th. Street - New York, NY 10019; Phone: (212) 265-3495  

§  Most Precious Blood Parish [est. 1888] - 109 Mulberry Street - New York, NY 10013; Phone: (212) 226-6427    

   "...Most Precious Blood Parish, located in the heart of "Little Italy" NYC, was founded by the Scalabrini Fathers in the 1888 to minister to the Immigrant Catholic Italians..."

§  Holy Innocents Parish [est. 1868] - 128 West 37th Street - New York, NY 10018; Phone: (212) 279-5861     

   ...located in the Fashion Center, mid-town Manhattan.

§  St. Joseph Parish- Greenwich Village, New York City - 371 Sixth Avenue - New York, NY 10014; Phone: (212) 741-1274

§  Our Lady of the Scapular and St. Stephen Parish - 152 E 28th Street - New York, NY 10016; Phone: (212) 683-1675

§  Our Lady of Grace Mission (Italian Byzantine Rite Catholic Mission) - 51 Redgrave Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10306

§  Our Lady of the Rosary Parish & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine - 7 State Street - New York, NY 10004-1596;  Phone: (212) 269-6865

o   Brief Biography of Elizabeth Ann (nee Bayley) Seton, foundress of the Parochial School System in the United States, was born in New York City on August 28, 1774, to Dr. Richard and Catherine Bayley...

§  St. Francis Xavier Parish - 55 West 15th Street - New York, NY 10011-6801; Phone: (212) 627-2100

§  St. Francis of Assisi Parish - 135 West 31st and West 32nd Street - New York, NY 10001; Phone: (212) 736-8500

§  St. Michael Russian Catholic Chapel [est. 1936] - 266 Mulberry Street - New York, NY 10012-3302; Phone: (212) 226-2644

St. Joseph's Seminary

 

Child-Caring Homes within the Archdiocese of New York in 1927.

Source:  The Official Catholic Directory: 1927, New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1927.

 

Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum,

   24 East 52nd Street

   Cares for orphans and half orphans n children's institutions or homes of relatives.

 

Catholic Institute for the Blind,

   222nd Street and Eastchester Road, Bronx

   School and Home for blind children.  Capacity: 23 Boys, 19 Girls. 

   7 Sisters of St. Dominic.  Sister M. Cornelia, Supr.

 

Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary,

   329 E. 63rd Street, New York City, NY

   Home for dependent girls.  Capacity: 243. 

   30 Sisters of St. Dominic.  Mother M. Veronica, Supr.

 

McMahon Memorial Temporary Shelter for Children,

   217 E. 57th Street, New York City, NY

   Capacity: 35. 

   Miss Florence Kennedy, Supt.

 

Mission of the Immaculate Virgin for the Protection of Homeless and Destitute Children in the City of New York,

   382 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY and Mount Loretto, Staten Island.

   1--St. Joseph's Home for Boys; Sister M. Lucilla, Supr.

   2--St. Elizabeth's Home for Girls; Sister M. Vincent, Supr.

   3--St. Joseph's Asylum for Blind Girls; Sister M. Liguori, Supr.

   Total Capacity:  Boys, 980; Girls, 450. 

   83 Sisters of St. Francis.

   Very Rev. Msgr. Mallick J. Fitzpatrick, Director; Revs. A. M. Pellieux, John J. Shanahan, B. J. Reilly, Chaplains.

 

The New York Catholic Protectory,

   Office:  415 Broome Street, New York City, NY;  Boys' Department, 1900 E. Temont Avenue.

   Capacity: 1000. 

   40 Brothers of the Christian Schools. 

   Brother Alban, Director, Revs. Patrick P. McAleer and Michael P. O'Shea, Chaplains.

 

Holy Angles' School,

   1495 Unionport Road, Westchester

   Capacity:  Girls and Little Boys, 900. 

   43 Sisters of Charity.  Sister M. Charita, Sister-servant.

 

House of the Holy Family,

   136 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY

   (Association for Befriending Children and Young Girls).  For young girls who are in danger from evil association.

   Capacity: 70. 

   7 Sisters of Divine compassion.  Sister Mary Ignatius, Supr.

 

St. Elizabeth's Industrial School of the City of New York,

   222 E. 12th Street, New York City, NY

   Trade school for poor girls.  Capacity: 243. 

   Miss Mary Kennedy, Supt.  Branch House, 236 E. 15th Street.

 

St. Joseph's Institute for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes,

   Eastern Boulevard and E. 177th Street, New York City, NY

   Capacity: 200 Girls; 235 Boys. 

   Hannah Miller, Supt. Boys' Dept.; Juanita I. O'Hara, Supt. Girl' Dept.

 

St. Michael's Home for Destitute Children,

   Mt. St. Michael, Green Ridge, Staten Island

   Capacity:  Boys, 200; Girls, 200. 

   37 Presentation Nuns.  Mother M. Alphonsus, Supr.; Rev. Richard O'Sullivan, Chaplain.

 

BLAUVELT, Rockland County, NY

Asylum of the Sisters of St. Dominic,

   Capacity:  Boys, 325; Girls, 255. 

   73 Sisters of St. Dominic.  Mother M. Joseph, Prioress.

The Asylum of the Sisters of St. Dominic is in District 221, Orangetown Twp., in the 1920 Census.

 

DOBBS FERRY, Westchester County, NY

Sacred Heart School, Orphanage for girls.

   Capacity:  180. 

   25 Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.  Mother Gesulina Bedogne, Supr.

   Reception House. 190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, New York City.

   Rev. Michael Paris, Chaplain.  Res., 141 Broadway.

 

LINCOLNDALE, Westchester County, NY

Lincoln Agricultural School, Branch of New York Catholic Protectory.

   Office, 415 Broome Street, New York City

   Capacity:  215 Boys. 

   11 Brothers of the Christian Schools.  Brother Patrick, Supr.  Rev. M. J. A. Coutlee, Chaplain.

 

NANUET, Rockland County, NY

The St. Agatha Home for Children,

   Capacity:  454 Boys; 346 Girls. 

   40 Sisters of Charity.  Sister M. Thomasina, Sister-servant.

 

PEEKSKILL, Westchester County, NY

St. Joseph's Home for Children,

   250 South Street

   Capacity:  486 Boys; 361 Girls. 

   108 Missionary Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.  Sister M. Celestine, Supr.

 

PORT JERVIS, Orange County, NY

St. Mary's Orphan Asylum,

   56 Ball Street

   Capacity:  65 Boys; 55 Girls. 

   7 Sisters of Charity.  Sister Rose Alacoque, Sister-servant.

 

RYE, Westchester County, NY

St. Benedict's Home for Destitute Colored Children in the City of New York,

   (Branch of the M. I. V.)

   Very Rev. Msgr. Mallick J. Fitzpatrick, Director; 381 Lafayette Street, New York City.

   Capacity:  67 Boys; 85 Girls. 

   15 Sisters of St. Francis.  Sister M. Regina, Supr.  Very Rev. Msgr. Wm. G. Murphy, Chaplain.

 

SPARKILL, Rockland County, NY

St. Agnes Convent, Branch of Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary

   Capacity:  633 Boys; 72 Girls. 

   67 Sisters of St. Dominc.  Mother M. Benigna, Supr.  Rev. Hugh J. McManus, O. P., Chaplain.

 

TARRYTOWN, Westchester County, NY

St. Vincent de Paul Institute (St. Vincent de Paul),

   261 S. B'way.

   Capacity:  Boys, 62; Girls, 93. 

   18 Sisters of Marianites of the Holy Cross.  Sister Mary of St. Matthew, Supr. Rev. Mathurin Jouet, S. P.M., Chaplain.

 

WEST PARK, Ulster County, NY

Sacred Heart Orphan Asylum,

   Capacity:  195 Girls. 

   24 Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.  Mother Aurelia Marzagalli, Supr.

   Reception House, 190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, New York City.

 

 

DIOCESE OF ALBANY, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Albany  (New York)   [est. 18471]

   Chancery Offices:  40 N. Main Ave. - Albany, NY  12203.

   The Diocese of Albany presently encompasses the eastern New York counties of: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer (portion), Montgomery, Otsego, Renssalaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.

      Diocese of Albany Information

Ø  A Brief History of the Diocese of Albany :  "...the history of Catholicism in the region begins far earlier than the official creation of the Diocese on April 23, 1847..."

Ø  Albany Diocesan Offices Directory

Ø  Diocese of Albany Cemeteries Office:  48 Cemetery Ave. - Menands, NY 12204;  Phone:  (518) 432-4953.

o   Catholic CEMETERIES within the Diocese of Albany

Ø  Diocese of Albany Parish Directory and MAP.

Ø  Where are Records of Closed Parishes and Institutions?

ALBANY County, NY : Albany, Altamont, Berne, Castleton-On-Hudson, Cohoes, Loudenville,

§  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception [est. 1848] - (Corner of Eagle St. & Madison Ave.)

Office: 125 Eagle St. - Albany, NY 12202-1797;  Phone: (518) 463-4447.

§  St. Mary Parish [est. 1797] – History:  Lodge and Pine Streets:  Office: 10 Lodge St. - Albany, NY 12207-2196;  Phone: (518) 462-4254.

§  Blessed Sacrament [est. 1902]:  609 Central Ave. at Colby St.:  Office: 607 Central Ave. - Albany, NY 12206;  Phone: (518) 482-3375.

§  St. Joan of Arc (Black Apostolate) – 76 Menand Road, Menands, NY 12204;  Phone: (518) 462-9604.

§  St. James Place:  391 Delaware Avenue - Albany, NY 12209;  (See St. Francis of Assisi Parish).

§  St. John and St. Ann Parish - (1-12 Fourth Avenue at Franklin Street):  (See St. Francis of Assisi Parish).

§  All Saints Parish / St. Margaret Mary Church / Holy Cross Church - Western Avenue at Homestead Street

Office: 1168 Western Ave. - Albany, NY 12203;  Phone: (518) 482-4497.

§  St. Patrick Parish - 279 Central Avenue:  Office: 283 Central Ave. - Albany, NY 12206;  Phone: (518) 465-3685 (See Blessed Sacrament Church & Shrine of Our Lady of the Americas).

§  St. Theresa of Avila:  435 New Scotland Ave. - Albany, NY (See Parish of Mater Christi)

§  St. Vincent de Paul’s Church [est. 1885]: 900 Madison Avenue – Albany, NY 12208; Phone: (518) 489-5408.

§  Mater Christi Parish [est. 2009] / St. Catherine of Siena Church / St. Theresa of Availia Church:  40 Hopewell Street, Albany, NY 12208;  Phone: (518) 489-3204.

§  St. Francis of Assisi Parish [est. 2010]:  391 Deleware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209;  Phone: (518) 434-4028.

§  St. Lucy / St. Bernadette Church - 113 Grand St., Office:  P.O. Box 678, 109 Grand Street - P.O. Box 678 - Altamont, NY 12009;  Phone: (518) 861-8770

o   Mission: St. Bernadette's Church, in Berne, NY.

§  St. Bernadette's Church is a mission of St. Lucy's Parish in Altamont, NY

Office: 1757 Helderberg Trail - Berne, NY 12023;  Phone: (518) 872-1131.

§  Saint Joseph's Seminary -  Archdiocese of New York

§  Christ the King Church:  20 Sumpter Ave. - Albany, NY 12203  Phone: (518) 456-1644.

§  Church of St. Claire, - Albany, NY

§  All Saints Catholic Church [est. 2009]: Office: 12 Rosemont Street – Albany, NY 12203; Phone: (518) 482-4497.

o   St. Margaret Mary Church, Albany, merged with Holy Cross, Albany, to form All Saints Church.

§  Holy Cross - (Western Ave. between Rosemont & Brevator Sts.), Albany, NY (See All Saints Catholic Church)

Office: 12 Rosemont St. - Albany, NY 12203;  Phone: (518) 489-8197.

§  Our Lady Help of Christians - (closed; 55 -2nd Avenue, Albany)- (records held at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)

§  Our Lady of Angels Parish: (closed 2005; formerly 183 Central Avenue - Albany, NY (See Blessed Sacrament Church & Shrine of Our Lady of the Americas).

§  Our Lady of Mercy Parish:  26 Wilson Ave. - Albany, NY 12205-3074;  Phone: (518) 459-1272.

§  Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish [est. 1874]:  31 Walter Street - Albany, NY 12204;  Phone: (518) 463-3246.

§  Parish of Mater Christi [est. 2009]:  Office: 40 Hopewell Street – Albany, NY 12208; Phone: (518) 489-3204.

o   The Parish of Mater Christi was formed from the parishes of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Albany, and St. Theresa of Avila, Albany.

§  St. Casimir's - (closed 2004; was at 320 Sheridan Avenue- Albany, NY) - (See  Shrine of Our Lady of the Americas)

§  St. Catherine of Siena Church:  40 Hopewell St. - Albany, NY;  (See Parish of Mater Christi)

§  St. Clare's Parish – Colonie, NY:  1947 Central Ave. - Albany, NY 12205-4299;  Phone: (518) 456-3112.

§  St. Bernadette's Church - is a mission of St. Lucy's Parish in Altamont, NY

Office: 1757 Helderberg Trail - Berne, NY 12023;  Phone: (518) 872-1131.

§  Sacred Heart Parish [est. 1887]:  Office: 3 Catholic Way - Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033-1526;  Phone: (518) 732-2155.

o   Mission:  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Schodack Landing.

§  Holy Trinity Parish - (formerly St. Marie's) [est. 1998]:  Office: 122 Vliet Boulevard - Cohoes, NY 12047-1842;  Phone: (518) 237-2373.

§  Holy Trinity Parish - (formerly St. Agnes and St. Patrick's):  Church:  Mangam Street and Johnston Avenue

Office: 122 Vliet Boulevard - Cohoes, NY 12047;  Phone: (518) 237-6091.

§  St. Bernard Parish:  (Canvass and Ontario Streets, Cohoes, NY) – (See Church of Holy Trinity).

§  St. Joseph Parish:  Office: 65 Congress Street - Cohoes, NY 12047;  Phone: (518) 237-4241.

§  St. Michael Parish:  Office: 20 Page Avenue - Cohoes, NY  12047;  Phone: (518) 237-5151.

§  St. Rita Parish (St. Rita Lane, Cohoes) – (records held by Church of Holy Trinity)

§  SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church:  Office: 198 Ontario Street - Cohoes, NY 12047;  Phone: (518) 237-0535.

§  St. Pius X Church [est. 1951]: 23 Crumitie Road – Loudonville, NY 12211; Phone (518) 462-1336.

§  Christ our Light Catholic Church [est. 2009]:  1 Maria Drive – Loudonville, NY 12211; Phone (518) 459-6635.

o   Our Lady of Mercy Church and St. Francis De Sales Church merged to form Christ Our Light Church.

o   Our Lady of Mercy Parish - Colonie, NY:  (see Christ Our Light Catholic Church)

o   St. Francis De Sales Parish:  1 Maria Drive - Loudonville, NY (see Christ Our Light Catholic Church)

§  St. Patrick Parish:  21 Main Street – Ravena, NY 12143; Phone: (518) 756-3145.

§  Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (est. 2005): 2416 – 7th Ave. – Watervliet, NY 12189; Phone: (518) 273-6020.

COLUMBIA County, NY : Chatham, Copake Falls,

§  St. James Parish:  Office: 129 Hudson Avenue - Chatham, NY 12037;  Phone: (518) 392-4991.

§  St. Bridget Parish (closed; Copake Falls, NY) -  (See Parish of Our Lady of Hope)

§  Parish of Our Lady of Hope [est. 2009]: 8074 SR 22 – Copake Falls, NY 12517; (518) 329-4711.

§  Sacramental Records

o   The Parish of Our Lady of Hope is the repository for Sacramental Records (Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage) for the following closed parishes:

o   Sacred Heart Church, Philmont, NY

o   Church of the Holy Cross, West Taghkanic/Elizaville, NY

o   Church of St. John Vianney, Claverack/Hudson, NY

o   St. Bridget's Church, Copake Falls, NY

DELAWARE County, NY

 

FULTON County, NY : Broadalbin,

§  St. Joseph Parish:  Office: 7 North Street - P.O. Box 538 - Broadalbin, NY 12025;  Phone: (518) 883-3774.

o   Mission:  St. Mary's - East Street - Galway, NY  (Saratoga County);  Phone: (518) 882-6957.

GREENE County, NY : Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, East Durham, Leeds

§  St. Patrick's: Washington Street, Office: 19 N. Franklin Street - Athens, NY 12015;  Phone: (518) 945-1656.

§  Sacred Heart Parish: Office: Mountain Avenue - Cairo, NY 12413;  Phone: (518) 622-3319.

o   Mission:  St. Mary's Church - Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Route 145 - East Durham, NY

§  St. Patrick Parish:  157 Bridge Street - Catskill, NY 12414;  Phone: (518) 943-3150.  Mission:  St. Bridget's in Leeds, NY.

§  St. Mary Parish:  Office: 80 Mansion Street - Coxsackie, NY 12051;  Phone: (518) 731-8800.

 

HERKIMER County, NY

 

MONTGOMERY County, NY : Amsterdam, Canajoharie

      St. Casmir Parish

   260 E. Main Street - Amsterdam, NY 12010   Phone: (518) 842-5481.

      St. John the Baptist Parish - church: 44 Van Derveer Street

  Office: 40 Van Derveer Street - Amsterdam, NY 12010   Phone: (518) 842-6851.

      St. Joseph, St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parishes

   Offices: 39 St. John Street - P.O. Box 699 - Amsterdam, NY 12010

   Phone: (518) 843-3250.

      St. Mary Parish:  156 E. Main Street - Amsterdam, NY 12010;  Phone: (518) 842-4500.

      St. Stanislaus Parish:  Office: 73 Reid Street - Amsterdam, NY 12010;  Phone: (518) 842-2771.

      St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church:  Office: 24 Pulaski Street - Amsterdam, NY 12010;  Phone: (518) 842-8731.

      SS. Peter and Paul Parish:  Office: 100 Cliff Street - Canajoharie, NY 13317;  Phone: (518) 673-3333.

OTSEGO County, NY : Cherry Valley, Cooperstown,

      St. Thomas the Apostle Parish (Church Street): Office: 24 Maple Avenue - Cherry Valley, NY 13320;  Phone: (607) 264-3779.

      St. Mary Parish:  31 Elm Street - Cooperstown, NY 13326;  Phone: (607) 547-2213.

RENSSALAER County, NY : Averille Park, Berlin, Clinton Heights, Renssalaer,

      St. Henry Parish - Main Street, Averille Park,

           Office: Crystal Lake Road - P.O. Box 550 - Averille Park, NY 12018-0480; Phone: (518) 674-3818.

      Sacred Heart Parish:  Office: Main Street - P.O. Box 243 - Berlin, NY 12022;  Phone: (518) 658-2780.

      St. Mary Parish (Clinton Heights):  163 Columbia Tpk. - Rensselaer, NY 12144-3521;  Phone: (518) 449-2232.

SARATOGA County, NY : Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Corinth, Cresent, Galway,

      Our Lady of Grace Parish:  Office: 73 Midline Road - Ballston Lake, NY 12019;  Phone: (518) 399-5713.

      St. Mary Parish:  Office: 167 Milton Avenue - Ballston Spa, NY 12020; Phone: (518) 885-7411.

     Mission:  Saratoga Infirmary.

      St. Edward the Confessor Parish [est. 1967]: 569 Clifton Park Center Road - Clifton Park, NY  12065-4838;  Phone: (518) 371-7372.

         "...The families of St. Edward's came together from Corpus Christi Church in Jonesville and St. Mary's in Halfmoon to form the nucleus of the parish..."

      Immaculate Conception Parish:  Office: 409 Palmer Avenue - Corinth, NY 12822; Phone: (518) 654-2113.

      St. Mary Parish (Cresent, NY):  Mailing address: 86 Church Hill Rd., Waterford, NY 12188;  Phone: (518) 371-9632.

      St. Mary's Church in Galway is a mission of St. Joseph's in Broadalbin, Fulton County, NY.

   East Street - Galway, NY;  Phone: (518) 882-6957.

SCHENECTADY County, NY : Delanson,

      Our Lady of Fatima Parish:  Office: 1757 Alexander Road - Delanson, NY 12053; Phone: (518) 895-2788.

SCHOHARIE County, NY : Cobleskill,

      St. Vincent De Paul Parish: 1 Washington Heights - Cobleskill, NY 12043; Phone: (518) 234-2892.

WARREN County, NY : Bolton Landing, Chestertown,

      Blessed Sacrament Parish:  Office: Goodman Avenue -  P.O. Box 266 - Bolton Landing, NY 12814;  Phone: (518) 644-3861.

      St. John the Baptist Parish: Office: P.O. Box 471 - 63 Riverside Drive - Chesterton, NY 12817; Phone/Fax: (518) 494-2617.

WASHINGTON County, NY : Cambridge,

      St. Patrick Parish:  17 S. Park Street - Cambridge, NY 12816;  Phone: (518) 677-2757.

      St. Edward the Confessor Church - Clifton Park, NY

      St. Mary's Catholic Church of Cresent, NY

      Church of the Immaculate Conception - Glenville, NY

      Annunciation Parish - Illion, NY  includes a Parish History:  50 West St. - Illion, NY; Phone: (315) 894-3766

   Mailing address: 109 West St.- Illion, NY 13357

      Saint Francis de Sales Parish - W. Albany & Loudonville, NY

      Our Lady of Fatima Church - Schenectady, NY

      St. Madeleine Sophie Church - Guilderland/Schenectady, NY,  includes a Parish History.

      St. Augustine Church - Troy, NY  "...St. Augustine's has served has served the Lansingburgh (North Troy, NY) area since 1843..."

      St. John the Baptist - Valatie, NY

 

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Brooklyn (New York)   [est. 1853]

  Chancery: 75 Greene Avenue - P.O. Box C - Brooklyn, NY  11202;  Phone: (718) 399-5900.

   The Diocese of Brooklyn originally encompassed all of Long Island, until 1957, when when the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, in the eastern portion of Long Island, were formed into the Diocese of Rockville Centre (NY).  Presently the Diocese of Brooklyn serves the areas of Brooklyn (Kings County) and Queens.

Diocesan Archives - Research Library: Immaculate Conception Center

   310 Prospect Park West - Brooklyn, NY 11215; Phone: (718) 965-7300 ext. 1001

      Catholic Cemeteries in the Diocese of Brooklyn

      Diocese of Brooklyn Parish Directory:  - search by location or name.

 

For Parishes listed in order by the year established, see below.

QUEENS PARISHES, listed in order by year established.

BROOKLYN PARISHES, listed in order by year established.

§  Ca. 1900 era Mapping of Brooklyn Catholic Churches, by Katie O’Hara.

§        St. James Cathedral Bascilica, [Est. 1822]:  250 Cathedral Place - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   St. Paul Parish, [Est. 1836]; St. Peter's Parish [Est. 1859]: later merged with St. Paul's: Ss. Peter & Paul/Our Lady of Pilar:

§  234 Congress Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   Most Holy Trinity Parish, [Est. 1841]:  138 Montrose Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11206.

o   Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, [Est. 1842]:  64 Middagh Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   St. Patrick Parish, [Est. 1843]:  St. Lucy/St. Patrick, 285 Willoughby Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11205.

o   Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, [Est. 1844]:  71 S Third St, Brooklyn NY 11211.

o   Holy Cross Parish, [Est. 1845]:  2530 Church Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11226.

o   Immaculate Conception Parish, [Est. 1847]:  72 Maujer Street - Brooklyn, NY 11206.

o   St. John Evangelist Parish, [Est. 1849]:  250 21st Street - Brooklyn, NY 11215.

o   St. Charles Borremeo Parish, [Est. 1849]:  21 Sidney Place - Brooklyn, NY 11201; Phone: (718) 625-1177.

o   St. Patrick Parish, [Est.1849]:  9511 Fourth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11209.

o   St. Joseph Parish, [Est. 1850]:  856 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

o   St. Francis in the Fields Parish, [Est. 1850; Closed 1888]:  (Contact: The Chancery.)

o   St. Benedict Parish, [Est. 1853; Closed 1973]:  (Contact: The Chancery.)

o   St. Malachy Parish, [Est. 1854]:  129 Van Siclen Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11207.

o   St Boniface Parish, [Est. 1854]:  109 Willoughby Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, [Est. 1854]:  98 Richard Street - Brooklyn, NY 11231.

o   St. Mary Star of the Sea [Est. 1855]:   467 Court Street - at Luqueer Street - Brooklyn, NY 11231

o   St. Anthony of Padua Parish, [Est. 1856]:  862 Manhattan Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11222.

o   Our Lady of Mercy, [Est. 1857, Closed 1930; Contact: The Chancery.]

o   St. Peter Parish, [Est. 1859]; Merged with St. Paul Parish [Est. 1836]:

§  (Contact Ss. Peter & Paul/Our Lady of Pilar: 234 Congress St, Brooklyn NY 11201.)

o   St. Vincent de Paul - [Est. 1860]:  167 N Sixth St, Brooklyn NY 11211.

o   St. Ann Parish, [Est. 1860]:  251 Front Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   St. Michael Parish, [Est. 1860]:  225 Jerome Street - Brooklyn, NY 11207.

o   (Another St. Michael Parish was also est. in 1870 on 42nd Street see below.)

o   St. Vincent de Paul Parish, [Est. 1860]:  167 N Sixth Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   St. Mark Parish - [Est. 1861]:  2609 E 19th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11235.

o   Annunciation Parish, [Est. 1863]:  259 N Fifth Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   St. Nicholas Parish, [Est. 1865]:  26 Olive Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   All Saints Parish, [Est. 1866]:  115 Throop Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11206.

o   St. Stephen Parish, [Est. 1866]; Now Sacred Heart/St. Stephen Parish:  108 Carroll Street - Brooklyn, NY 11231.

o   Our Lady of Victory, [Est. 1868]:  583 Throop Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11216.

o   St. John Baptist Parish, [Est. 1868]:  790 Willoughby Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11206.

o   St. Louis Parish, [Est. 1869; Closed 1939]:  (Contact: St. Lucy/St Patrick Parish: 285 Willoughby Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11206.)

o   St. Augustine Parish, [Est. ca. 1870]:  116 Sixth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11217.

o   St. Michael Parish, [Est. 1870]:  352 42nd Street - Brooklyn, NY 11232.

o   St. Rose of Lima Parish, [Est.1870]:  269 Parkville Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11230.

o   St. Bernard Church, Brooklyn [Est. 1871; closed 1941]: Contact the Chancery: 75 Greene Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238.

o   Nativity Parish, [Est. 1871, Closed; now St. Peter Claver Parish]:  29 Claver Place - Brooklyn, NY 11238.

o   Sacred Heart Parish, [Est. 1871]:  41 Adelphi Street - Brooklyn, NY 11205.

o   St. Bernard Parish, [Est. 1871; closed 1941]  Contact the Chancery.

o   (There is also another St. Bernard's Parish, est. 1961, and located at 2017 E 68th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11234)

o   Our Lady of Lourdes, [Est. 1872]:  11 de Sales Place - Brooklyn, NY 11207.

o   St. Cecilia Parish, [Est. 1872]:  84 Herbert Street - Brooklyn, NY 11222.

o   St Leonard Parish, [Est. 1872; Closed 1978]:  (Contact St Joseph Patron: 185 Suydam Street - Brooklyn, NY 11221.)

o   St. Teresa of Avila Parish - [Est. 1874]:  563 Sterling Place - Brooklyn, NY  11238; Phone:  (718) 622-6500.

o   Transfiguration Parish, [Est. 1874]:  263 Marcy Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   St. Casimir Parish, [Est. 1875; Closed 1980]:  Now, Our Lady of Czenstochowa/St Casimir: 184 Metropolitan Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   Holy Family Parish, [Est. 1876]:  205 14th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11215.  (Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215)

o   Holy Name Parish, [Est. 1878]:  245 Prospect Park W - Brooklyn, NY 11215-5807.

o   St. Agnes Parish, [Est. 1878]:  417 Sackett Street - Brooklyn, NY 11231.

o   Queen of All Saints Parish, [Est. 1879]:  300 Vanderbilt Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11205.

o   Holy Family Parish, [Est. 1880]:  9719 Flatlands Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11236.

o   St. Finbar Parish, [Est. 1880]:  138 Bay 20th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11214 Ph: (718) 236-3312.

o   Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary - [Est. 1882]: Now Sacred Hearts of Jesus, Mary and St. Stephen: 108 Carroll Street - Brooklyn, NY 11231.

o   St. Brigid Parish, [Est. 1882]:  409 Linden Street - Brooklyn, NY 11227.

o   St. Ambrose Parish,  [Est. 1883; Closed 1978]: Now Our Lady of Montserrate/St Ambrose Parish: 134 Vernon Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11206.

o   St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, [Est. 1884]:  (was 249 Ninth Street) - Brooklyn, NY 11215.  (Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215)

§  History of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish

o   St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, [Est. 1885]:  1550 Hendrickson Street - Brooklyn, NY 11234.

o   Guardian Angel Parish, [Est. 1885]:  2978 Ocean Pkwy. - Brooklyn, NY 11235.

o   Our Lady of Good Counsel, [Est. 1886]:  915 Putnam Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11221.

o   St. Francis Xavier Parish, [Est. 1886]:  225 Sixth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215-1299.

o   St. Matthew Parish, [Est. 1886]:  1123 Eastern Pkwy. - Brooklyn, NY 11112.

o   Fourteen Holy Martyrs, [Est. 1887, Closed 1976] now St. Martin of Tours/Fourteen Holy Martyrs: 1288 Hancock St. - Brooklyn, NY 11221.

o   Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, [Est. 1887]:  275 N Eighth Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211; Phone:  (718) 384-0223.

o   First dedicated on November 20, 1887, "...over the next dozen years Italians continued to settle in Williamsburg (Brooklyn)..."

o   Our Lady of the Presentations,  [Est. 1887]:  1661 St. Marks Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11233.

o   St. Mary of the Angels Parish, [Est. 1888; Closed 1981]: (Contact Annunciation Parish: 259 N Fifth Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211.)

o   Holy Rosary Parish, [Est. 1889]:  141 Chauncey Street - Brooklyn, NY 11233.

o   Our Lady of Sorrows, [Est. 1889; Closed 1942]: (Contact St. Joseph Patron, 185 Suydam Street - Brooklyn, NY 11221.)

o   St. Mary Mother of Jesus Parish, [Est. 1889]:  2326 84th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11214.

o   St. Stanislaus Martyr Parish, [Est. 1890; Closed 1979]: (Contact Holy Family Parish: 205 14th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11215.)

o   Blessed Sacrament Parish, [Est. 1891]:  198 Euclid Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11208.

o   Our Lady of Angels Parish, [Est. 1891]:  7320 Fourth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11209.

o   St. Edward Parish, [Est. 1891]:  Now St. Michael/St. Edward Parish:  108 St. Edward Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

o   St. Francis de Chantal Parish, [Est. 1891]:  1273 58th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11219.

o   St. Michael Archangel Parish, [Est. 1891]:  Now St. Michael/St. Edward Parish:

§  108 St. Edward Street - Brooklyn, NY 11205.

o   Immaculate Heart of Mary, [Est. 1893]:  2805 Ft Hamilton Pkwy - Brooklyn, NY 11218

o   Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, [Est. 1893]:  526 59th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11220.

o   St. Barbara Parish, [Est. 1893]:  138 Bleecker Street - Brooklyn, NY 11221.

o   Our Lady of Loreeto Parish, [Est. 1894]:  124 Sackman Street - Brooklyn, NY 11233.

o   Our Lady of Czenstochowa, [Est. 1896]: Now Our Lady of Czenstochawa/St. Casimir: 183 25th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11232.

o   St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, [Est. 1896]:  607 Humboldt Street - Brooklyn, NY 11222.

o   Ss. Simon & Jude Parish, [Est. 1897]:  185 Van Sicklen St, Brooklyn NY 11223.

o   St. Francis of Assisi Parish, [Established: 1898]: Now St. Francis of Assisi / St. Blaise Parish:  319 Maple Street - Brooklyn, NY 11225.

o   Our Lady of Peace Parish, [Est. 1899]:  522 Carroll Street - Brooklyn, NY 11215.

o   Our Lady of Solace, [Est. 1900]:  2866 W 17th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11224.

o   Our Lady of the Rosary Pompei Parish, [Est. 1900]:  225 Siegel Street - Brooklyn, NY 11206.

o   Sacred Heart (Barren Island) Parish, [Est. 1900; Closed 1942]:  (Contact: The Chancery.)

o   St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, [Est. 1901]:  749 Linwood Street - Brooklyn, NY 11208; Phone: (718) 257-0612.

o   St. Jerome Parish, [Est. 1901]:  2900 Newkirk Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11226.

o   St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, [Est. 1902]:  1119 41st Street - Brooklyn, NY 11218.

o   St. John Cantius Parish, [Est. 1902]:  479 New Jersey Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11207.

o   St. Rocco Parish, [Est. 1902]:  216 27th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11232.

o   St. Rosalia Parish, [Est.1902]:  1230 65th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11219;  Phone: (718) 236-0909

o   Our Lady of Charity Parish, [Est. 1903]:  1669 Dean Street  - Brooklyn, NY 11213.

o   St. Lucy Parish, [Est. 1904; Closed 1974]; (Contact St. Lucy/St. Patrick Parish: 285 Willoughby Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11205.

o   Epiphany Parish, [Est. 1905]:  96 S Ninth Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   Epiphany and St. Simon Parish:   2910 Avenue M - Brooklyn, NY

o   Holy Family - [Est. 1905]:  21 Nassau Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11222.

o   St. Blaise Parish, [Est. 1905]: Now St Francis of Assisi/St. Blaise: 319 Maple Street - Brooklyn, NY 11225.

o   St. Gregory the Great Parish, [Est. 1905]:  224 Brooklyn Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11213.

o   St. Saviour Parish, [Est. 1905]:  611 Eighth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215.

o   Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, [Est. 1906]:  7201 15th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11228.

o   Our Lady of Lebanon, [Est. 1906]:  113 Remsen Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   St. Martin of Tours Parish, [Est. 1906]: Now St. Martin of Tours/Fourteen Holy Martyrs Parish: 1288 Hancock Street - Brooklyn, NY 11221.

o   St. Brendan Parish, [Est. 1907]:  1525 E 12th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11230.

o   St. Columbkille Parish, [Est. 1908]: (Contact: Ss. Cyril & Methodius, 119 Eagle Street - Brooklyn, NY 11222.)

o   St. Ignatius Parish, [Est. 1908]:  1150 Carroll Street - Brooklyn, NY 11225.

o   St Ignatius Parish, [Est. 1908]:  1150 Carroll Street - Brooklyn, NY 11225.

o   Our Lady of Consolation, [Est.1909]:  184 Metropolitan Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   Holy Innocents Parish, [Est. 1909]:  279 E 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226.

o   St. George Parish, [Est. 1909]:  207 York Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   The Virgin Mary Parish, [Est. 1910]:  216 Eighth Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215.

o   Our Lady of Refuge, [Est. 1911]:  2020 Foster Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11210.

o   St Catherine of Genoa Parish, [Est. 1911]:  520 Linden Blvd. - Brooklyn, NY 11203.

o   St. Agatha's Parish, [Est. 1912]:  702 48th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11220.

o   St Athanasius Parish, [Est. 1913]:  2154 61st Street - Brooklyn, NY 11204.

o   St. Rita Parish, [Est. 1913]:  275 Shepherd Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11208.

o   Our Lady of Pilar, [Est. 1916, Now Ss. Peter & Paul/Our Lady of Pilar]:  234 Congress Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201.

o   Ss. Cyril & Methodius, [Est. 1917]:  119 Eagle Street - Brooklyn, NY 11222.

o   St. Francis of Paola Parish, [Est. 1918]:  219 Conselyea Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211.

o   Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit Parish, [Est. 1919]:  1712 45th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11204.

o   St. Margaret Mary Parish, [Est. 1920]:  215 Exeter Street - Brooklyn, NY 11235.

o   St. Peter Claver Parish, [Est. 1920]:  29 Claver Place - Brooklyn, NY 11238.

o   St. Ephrem Parish, [Est. 1921]:  929 75th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11228.

o   St. Joseph Patron Parish, [Est. 1921]:  185 Suydam Street - Brooklyn, NY 11221.

o   St. Anselm Parish, [Est. 1922]:  356 82nd Street - Brooklyn, NY 11209.

o   St. Edmund Parish, [Est. 1922]:  2460 Ocean Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11229.

o   St. Sylvester Parish, [Est.1923]:  416 Grant Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11208.

o   St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, [Est. 1923]:  1603 Brooklyn Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11219.

o   Resurrection Parish, [Est.1924]:  2325 Gerritsen Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11229.

o   St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, [Est. 1926]:  1281 Troy Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11203.

o   Good Shepherd Parish, [Est. 1927]:  1950 Batchelder Street - Brooklyn, NY 11229.

o   Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, [Est. 1927]:  1315 E 28th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11210.

o   Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, [Est. 1927]:  1395 E 56th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234

o   Precious Blood Parish, [Est. 1927]:  70 Bay 47th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11214.

o   Our Lady of Miracles Parish, [Est. 1934]:  757 East 86th Street - Brooklyn, New York 11236; Phone: (718) 257-2400.

o   St. Fortunata Parish, [Est. 1934]:  2609 Linden Boulevard - Brooklyn, NY 11208.

o   Our Lady of Grace, [Est. 1935]:  430 Avenue W - Brooklyn, NY 11235.

o   St. Bernadette Parish, [Est. 1935]:  8201 13th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11228,

o   Our Lady of Mercy Parish, [Est. 1961]:  680 Stone Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11212.

o   St. Bernard Parish, [Est. 1961]:  2017 E 68th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11234

§  (There was also another St. Bernard's Parish, est. 1871, which closed in 1941.)

o   St. Jude Parish, [Est.1961]:  9401 Seaview Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11236.

o   St. Frances Cabrini Parish, [Est. 1963]:  35 Bay 11th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11228.

o   St. Laurence Parish, [Est. 1964]:  990 Van Siclen Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11207.

o   Saint Columba Parish, [Est. 1967] Alternate St. Columba Church, 2245 Kimball Street - Brooklyn NY 11234; Phone: (718) 338-6265

o   St. Andrew the Apostle Parish:    6713 Ridge Blvd. - Brooklyn, NY 11220

o   St. Andrew Parish:   340 Euclid Avenue - Brooklyn, NY

o   Holy Apostles Church:  622 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn NY

o   Luke and Matthew Parish:  520 Clinton Avenue - Brooklyn, NY

o   Polish Nat'l Church of Resurrection:  137 Meserol Avenue - Brooklyn, NY

QUEENS Parishes, listed in order established:

o   St. Monica Parish, [Est. 1838; Closed 1973];  (Contact: The Chancery.)

o   Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, [Est. 1841]:  23-25 Newtown Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11102.

o   St. Michael Parish, [Est. 1843]:  138-37 Barclay Avenue & Union Street - Flushing, NY 11355.

o   Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, [Est. 1854]:  70-31 48th Ave, Woodside, NY 11377.

o   St. Fidelis Parish, [Est. 1856]:  123-06 14th Avenue - College Point, NY 11356.

o   St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, [Est. 1857] (Queens):  1920 New Haven Avenue - Far Rockaway, NY 11691

§  St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish HISTORY: Yesterday...Today...Tomorrow !!!

§  St. Mary's Star by the Sea Church History, by Tina Morales & Curtis Rist.

o   St. Margaret Parish, [Est. 1860]:  66-05 79th Place - Middle Village, NY 11379.

o   St. Mary Parish, [Est. 1868]:  10-08 49th Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11101.

o   St. Patrick Parish, [Est. 1868]:  39-28 29th Street - Long Island City, NY 11101.

o   St. Luke Parish, [Est. 1870]:  16-34 Clintonville Street - Whitestone, NY 11357.

o   St. Stanislaus Kostka, [Est. 1872]:  57-15 61st Street - Maspeth, NY 11378.

o   Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, [Est. 1872]:  104-11 37th Ave, Corona, NY 11368.

o   St. Aloysius Parish, [Est. 1873]:  382 Onderdonk Avenue - Ridgewood, NY 11385.

o   St. Elizabeth Parish, [Est. 1873]:  94-20 85th Street - Ozone Park, NY 11416.

o   St. Joseph Parish, [Est. 1875]:  43-19 30th Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11102.

o   Sacred Heart Parish, [Est. 1878]:  215-35 38th Avenue - Bayside, NY 11361.

o   St. Raphael Parish, [Est. 1865]:  35-20 Greenpoint Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11101.

o   St. Rose of Lima Parish, [Est. 1886]:  130 Beach 84th Street - Rockaway Beach, NY 11693-1885; Phone: (718) 634-7394.

o   Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, [Est. 1886]:  88-19 Parsons Boulevard - Jamaica, NY 11432.

o   St. Rose of Lima Parish, [Est. 1886]:  130 Beach 84th Street - Rockaway Beach, NY 11693.

o   St. Adalbert Parish, [Est. 1892]:  52-29 83rd Street - Elmhurst, NY 11373.

o   St. Benedict Joseph Labre Parish, [Est. 1892]:  94-40 118th Street - Richmond Hill, NY 11419.

o   St. Sebastian Parish, [Est. 1894]:  39-63 57th Street - Woodside, NY 11377.

o   Ss. Joachim & Anne Parish, [Est. 1896]:  217-65 Hollis Avenue - Queens Village, NY 11429.

o   St. Rita Parish, [Est. 1900]:  36-25 11th Street - Long Island City, NY 11106.

o   St. Leo Parish, [Est. 1903]:  48-13 104th Street - Corona, NY 11368.

o   St. Joseph Parish, [Est. 1904]:  108-43 Sutphin Boulevard - Jamaica, NY 11435.

o   St. Mary Gate of Heaven Parish, [Est. 1904]:  103-12 101st Avenue - Ozone Park, NY 11416.

o   St. Pancras Parish, [Est.: 1904]:  72-22 68th Street - Glendale, NY 11227.

o   Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, [Est. 1906]:  101-41 91st Street - Ozone Park, NY 11416.

o   St. Bartholomew Parish, [Est. 1906]:  43-22 Ithaca Street - Elmhurst, NY 11373.

o   St. Francis de Sales Parish, [Est. 1906]:  129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard - Rockaway Beach, NY 11694.

o   St. Gerard Majella Parish, [Est. 1906]:  188-16 91st Avenue - Hollis, NY 11423.

o   See Hollis, (east-central Queens), by Tina Morales.

o   St. Camillus Parish, [Est. 1908]:  99-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard - Rockaway Beach, NY 11694.

o   St. Clement Pope Parish, [Est. 1908]:  141-11 123rd Avenue - South Ozone Park, NY 11436.

o   St. Matthias Parish, [Est. 1908]:  58-15 Catalpa Avenue - Ridgewood, NY 11227.

o   St. Pius V Parish, [Est. 1908]:  106-12 Liverpool Street - Jamaica, NY 11435.

o   Transfiguration Parish, [Est. 1908]:  64-14 56th Road - Maspeth, NY 11378.

o   Saint Thomas the Apostle, [Est. 1909]:  87-19 88th Avenue - Woodhaven, New York 11421; Phone: (718) 847-1353.

o   Holy Child Jesus Parish, [Est. 1910]:  111-11 86th Avenue - Richmond Hill, NY 11418.

o   St. Josephat Parish, [Est. 1910]:  34-32 210th Street - Bayside, NY 11361.

o   St. Gertrude Parish, [Est. 1911]:  336 Beach 38th Street - Far Rockaway, NY 11691.

o   Holy Cross Parish, [Est. 1912]:  61-21 56th Road - Maspeth, NY 11378.

o   St. Mary Magdalene Parish, [Est. 1913]:  136-30 219th Street - Springfield Gardens, NY 11413.

o   St. Andrew Avellino Parish, [Est. 1914]:  35-60 158th Street - Flushing, NY 11358.

o   St. Virgilius Parish, [Est.1914]:  720 Cross Bay Boulevard - Broad Channel, NY 11693.

o   St. Anastasia Parish, [Est. 1915]:  45-14 245th Street - Douglaston, NY 11362.

o   St. Nicholas of Tolentine, [Est. 1916]:  150-75 Goethals Avenue - Jamaica, NY 11432; Phone: (718) 969-3226.

o   Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, [Est. 1917]:  62-81 60th Place - Ridgewood, NY 11385; Phone: (718) 366-3360.

o   Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish, [Est. 1917]:  62-81 60th Place - Ridgewood, NY 11227.

o   Our Lady Queens of Martyrs Parish, [Est. 1917]:  110-06 Queens Boulevard - Forest Hills, NY 11375.

o   St. Catherine of Sienna Parish, [Est. 1920]:  118-22 Riverton Street - St. Albans, NY 11412.

o   St. Joan of Arc Parish, [Est. 1920]:  82-00 35th Avenue - Jackson Heights, NY 11372.

o   Most Precious Blood Parish, [Est. 1922]:  32-23 36th Street - Long Island City, NY 11106.

o   Our Lady of the Cenacle Parish, [Est. 1922]:  136-06 87th Avenue - Richmond Hill, NY 11418.

o   Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, [Est. 1923]:  111-50 115th Street - South Ozone Park, NY 11420.

o   St. Gabriel Parish, [Est. 1923]:  26-26 98th Street - East Elmhurst, NY 11369.

o   St. Stanislaus Bishop/Martyr Parish, [Est. 1923]:  88-10 102nd Avenue - Ozone Park, NY 11416.

o   Immaculate Conception Parish, [Est. 1924]:  178th Street & Wexford Terrace, Jamaica, NY 11432.

o   Immaculate Conception Parish, [Est. 1924]:  21-47 29th Street - Long Island City, NY 11105.

o   Our Lady of Grace Parish, [Est. 1924]:  100-05 159th Avenue - Howard Beach, NY 11414.

§  See also:  History of Howard Beach, by Tina Morales & Joseph Demma.

o   Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, [Est. 1924]:  92-96 220th Street - Queens Village, NY 11428.

o   St. Clare Parish, [Est. 1924]:  37-35 Brookville Boulevard - Rosedale, NY 11422.

o   Mary's Nativity Parish, [Est. 1926]:  46-02 Parsons Boulevard - Flushing, NY 11355.

o   Resurrection-Ascension Parish, [Est. 1926]:  61-11 85th Street - Rego Park, NY 11374.

o   St. Kevin Parish, [Est. 1926]:  45-21 194th Street - Flushing, NY 11358.

o   Incarnation Parish, [Est. 1927]:  89-43 Francis Lewis Boulevard - Queens Village, NY 11427.

o   St. Ann Parish, [Est. 1927]:  142-30 58th Avenue - Flushing, NY 11355.

o   St. Teresa Parish, [Est. 1928]:  50-20 45th Street - Woodside, NY 11377.

o   Blessed Sacrament Parish, [Est. 1929]:  34-43 93rd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.

o   Sacred Heart Parish, [Est. 1929]:  83-17 78th Avenue - East Glendale, NY 11227.

o   St. Teresa of Avila Parish, [Est. 1929]:  109-36 130th Street - South Ozone Park, NY 11420.

o   Our Lady of Mercy Parish, [Est. 1930]:  70-01 Kessel Street - Forest Hills, NY 11375.

o   St. Bonaventure Parish, [Est. 1930]:  114-58 170th Street - Jamaica, NY 11434.

o   St. Francis of Assisi Parish, [Est. 1930]:  43-20 21st Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11105.

o   St. Pascal Babylon Parish, [Est. 1930]:  112-43 198th Street - St. Albans, NY 11412.

o   St. Benedict the Moor Parish, [Est. 1932]:  171-17 110th Avenue - Jamaica, NY 11433.

o   Christ the King Parish, [Est. 1933]:  145-39 Farmers Blvd, Springfield Gardens, NY 11434.

o   Sacred Heart Parish, [Est. 1936]:  115-58 222nd Street - Cambria Heights, NY 11411.

o   St. Gregory the Great Parish, [Est. 1936]:  242-20 88th Avenue - Bellerose, NY 11426.

o   St. Anthony of Padua Parish, [Est. 1937]:  133-34 128th Street - South Ozone Park, NY 11420.

o   Corpus Christi Parish, [Est. 1937]:  60-01 32nd Ave. - Woodside, NY;  Phone: (718) 278-8114.

o   St. Thomas More/St. Edmund Parish, [Est. 1937]:  204-25 Rockaway Point Boulevard - Rockaway Point, NY 11697.

o   Our Lady of the Angelus Parish, [Est. 1938]:  63-63 98th Avenue - Rego, Park NY 11374.

o   Saint Robert Bellermine, [Est. 1939]:  56-15 213th Street - Bayside, NY  11364;  Phone: (718) 229-6465.

o   Queen of Peace Parish, [Est. 1939]:   141-36 77th Avenue - Kew Gardens, NY 11367.

o   Holy Family Parish, [Est. 1940]:   175-20 74th Ave, Flushing, NY 11365.

o   St. Mel Parish, [Est. 1941]:   28-20 154th Street - Flushing, NY 11354.

o   Ascension Parish, [Established: 1945]:   86-13 55th Avenue - Elmhurst, NY 11373.

o   Our Lady of Fatima Parish, [Est. 1948]:   25-02 80th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11370.

o   Our Lady of the Snows Parish, [Est. 1948]:   258-15 80th Avenue - North Floral Park NY 11004.

o   The American Martyrs Parish, [Est. 1948]:   216-16 Union Turnpike - Bayside, NY 11364.

o   St. Genevieve Parish, [Est. 1950]:   Six Beach 178th Street - Fort Tilden, NY 11695.

o   Queen of Angels Parish, [Est. 1953]:   44-04 Skillman Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11104.

o   Saint Helen Church, [Est. 1960] see Parish History:  157-10 83rd Street - Howard Beach, NY  11414; Phone: (718) 738-1616.

§  See also:  History of Howard Beach, by Tina Morales & Joseph Demma.

o   Our Lady of Hope Parish, [Est. 1960]:   61-18 71st Street - Middle Village, NY 11379.

o   St. Helen Parish, [Est. 1960]:   157-10 83rd Street - Howard Beach, NY 11414.

o   St. Pius X Parish, [Est. 1960]:    245-46 147th Drive - Rosedale, NY 11422.

o   St. Margaret Mary Parish, [Est. 1961]:   9-06 27th Avenue - Long Island City, NY 11102.

o   St. Paul the Apostle Parish, [Est. 1964]:   98-16 55th Avenue - Corona, NY 11368.

o   Holy Trinity Parish, [Est. 1965]:   14-51 143rd Street - Whitestone, NY 11357.

o   St. John Vianney Parish, [Est. 1967]:  139-25 35th Avenue - Flushing, NY 11354.

Catholic Cemeteries Office:    80-01 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village NY 11379, 718-894-4888

Cemeteries include:

     St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale NY.

     Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

     Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing.

     St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village.

v  Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, New York (Maronite)

   109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201;  Phone: (718) 237-9913.

 

DIOCESE OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Buffalo  (New York) (Official)   [est. 18471]

   Chancery:  795 Main St. - Buffalo, NY  14203

   Phone: (716) 847-8700    Fax: (716) 847-5557.

§  The Diocese of Buffalo was formed, in 1847, from the Diocese of New York.  It originally included a large area of western New York.  In 1868, the Diocese of Rochester was formed from the Diocese of Buffalo.  Presently, the Diocese of Buffalo encompasses the western New York counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.

§  Parish Directories -

§  Parishes within the City of Buffalo - Parishes outside of Buffalo -

§  Parishes within the City of Niagara Falls

§  Buffalo Catholic Parish Histories, from Rev. Thomas Donohue's 1929 History of the Diocese of Buffalo, transcribed by Dave Landers, and posted on Michael Adams' GenWeb page for Buffalo, NY.

o   St. Joseph Cathedral [est. 1851] – 50 Franklin Street – Buffalo, NY 14202;  Phone: (716) 854-5855.

o   St. Louis Parish [est. 1829] – 780 Main Street – Buffalo, NY 14202; (716) 852-0640.

o   St. Joseph University Church [est. 1850] – 3269 Main Street – Buffalo, NY 14214;  Phone: (716) 833-0298.

o   St. Michael Parish [est. 1851] – 651 Washington Street – Buffalo, NY 14203;  Phone: (716) 854-6726.

o   St. Agatha Parish – (South Buffalo, 65 Abbott Road - Buffalo, NY 14220) – merged with Our Lady of Charity Parish.

o   St. Martin de Porres Parish (Buffalo, ERIE County, NY) - 80 Durham Avenue - Buffalo, NY 14215; Phone: (716) 892-0528.

   In 1993, the four parishes of St. Matthews, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Benedict the Moor and St. Boniface were merged to form St. Martin de Porres Parish.

o   Holy Angels Parish [est. 1852] – 348 Porter Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14201;  Phone: (716) 885-3767.

o   St. Stanislaus Parish [est. 1873] – 123 Townsend Street – Buffalo, NY 14212;  Phone: (716) 854-5510.

o   Blessed Sacrament Parish [est. 1887] – 1029 Delaware Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14209;  Phone: (716) 884-0053.

o   Church of the Assumption Parish [est. 1888] (Buffalo, ERIE Co., NY) - 435 Amherst Street - Buffalo, NY 14207; Phone: (716) 875-7626.

o   SS. Columba [est. 1888] and Bridget Parish [est. 1853] – 418 N. Division Street – Buffalo, NY 14204;  Phone: (716) 852-3331.

o   St. Casimir Oratory [est. 1891] – 160 Cable Street – Buffalo, NY 14206;  Phone: (716) 822-8856.

o   St. Anthony of Padua Parish [est. 1891] – 160 Court Street – Buffalo, NY 14202;  Phone: (716) 854-2563.

o   St. John Kanty Parish [est. 1892] – 101 Swinburne Street – Buffalo, NY 14212;  Phone: (716) 893-0412.

o   St. Teresa Parish [est. 1897] – 1974 Seneca Street – Buffalo, NY 14210;  Phone: (716) 822-0608.

o   Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish [est. 1897] – 115 O’Connell Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14204;  Phone: (716) 852-2671.

o   Corpus Christi Parish [est. 1898] – 199 Clark Street – Buffalo, NY 14212;  Phone: (716) 896-1050.

o   St. Bernard Parish [est. 1906] – 1990 Clinton Street – Buffalo, NY 14206;  Phone: (716) 822-8856.

o   Blessed Trinity Parish [est. 1906] – 317 Leroy Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14214;  Phone: (716) 833-0301.

o   St. Mark Parish [est. 1908] – 401 Woodward Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14214;  Phone: (716) 836-1600.

o   Holy Spirit Parish [est. 1910] – 91 Dakota Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14216;  Phone: (716) 875-8102.

o   All Saints Parish [est. 1911] – 127 Chadduck Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14207;  Phone: (716) 875-8183.

o   Holy Cross Parish [est. 1914] – 345 Seventh Street – Buffalo, NY 14201;  Phone: (716) 847-6930.

o   St. Margaret Parish [est. 1917] – 1395 Hertel Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14216;  Phone: (716) 876-5318.

o   St. Rose of Lima Parish [est. 1926] – 500 Parker Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14216;  Phone: (716) 834-6688.

o   St. Martin Parish [est. 1926] – 1140 Abbott Road – Buffalo, NY 14220;  Phone: (716) 823-7077.

o   St. Lawrence Parish [est. 1929] – 1520 E. Elavan Avenue – Buffalo, NY 14215;  Phone: (716) 892-2471.

o   Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish [est. 1950] – 348 Dewitt Street – Buffalo, NY 14213;  Phone: (716) 882-2650.

o   St. Martin de Porres Parish [est. 1993] – 555 Northampton Street – Buffalo, NY 14208;  Phone: (716) 883-7729.

o   St. Clare Parish [est. 2007] – 193 Elk Street – Buffalo, NY 14210;  Phone: (716) 823-2358.

o   St. Katharine Drexel Parish [est. 2007] – 118 Schiller Street – Buffalo, NY 14206;  Phone: (716) 895-6813.

o   Our Lady of Hope Parish [est. 2008] – 18 Greenwood Place – Buffalo, NY 14213;  Phone: (716) 885-2469.

o   Our Lady of Charity Parish [est. 2010] – 66 Ridgewood Road – Buffalo, NY 14220;  Phone: (716) 822-5962 - a new parish in the city of Buffalo that combines the three parishes of Holy Family, St. Agatha's and St. Ambrose.

o   Mother of Divine Grace Parish - 120 Old Maryvale Drive - Cheektowaga (Buffalo), NY 14225; Phone: (716) - 834 - 8488.

o   Infant of Prague Parish -  921 Cleveland Dr. - Cheektowaga, NY 14225;  Phone: (716) 634-3660.

o   St. John Gualbert Parish [est. 1917] - History! - 83 Gualbert Avenue - Cheektowaga, NY 14211; Phone: 716-892-5746.

o   Most Precious Blood Parish [est. 1871] History! - (Angola, ERIE County, NY) - Prospect Street - Angola, NY 14006;  Phone: (716) 549-0420.

o   St. John the Baptist Parish [est. ca. 1871] History! - (Boston, ERIE County, NY) - 6895 Boston Cross Road - Boston, NY 14025.

o   Our Lady of Victory Institutions - [est. 1854] - 780 Ridge Road -- Lackawanna, NY 14218;  Phone: (716) 828-9648.

o   Our Lady of Victory Basilica & National Shrine - Lackawanna, NY

o   Our Lady of Victory Parish – Lackawanna, NY

o   Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish - 2052 Lakeview Road - Box 115 - Lake View, NY 14085;  Phone: (716) 627-2910.

o   St. Mary of the Assumption Parish [est. 1850] -  1 St. Mary's Hill - Lancaster, NY 14086-2094 ; Phone: (716) 683-6445.

o   St. Mary of the Cataract Parish -  259 Fourth Street - Niagara Falls, NY  14303;  Phone: (716) 282-0059.

o   St. Vincent de Paul Parish -  2050 South Creek Road  North Evans, NY  14112.

o   St. Joseph Parish - 1451 Payne Avenue - North Tonawanda, NY 14120;  Phone: (716) 693-2791.     

o   Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish - 3148 Abbott Road - Orchard Park, NY  14127  Phone: (716) 824-2935.

o   St. Amelia Parish -  210 Saint Amelia Drive - Tonawanda, NY  14150;  Phone: (716) 836-0011.

o   St. Gregory the Great Parish -  100 St. Gregory Court - Williamsville, NY  14221;  Phone: (716) 688-5678.

o   SS. Peter and Paul Parish [est. ca. 1836] - History! -  5480 Main Street - Williamsville, NY  14221-6754.

 

DIOCESE OF OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Ogdensburg  (New York)  [est. 1872]

   Chancery: 622 Washington Street - Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

     The Diocese of Ogdensburg encompasses the northeastern New York counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer (northern portion), Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence.

§  Historical Timeline of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

§  Diocese of Ogdensburg Catholic Cemeteries

o   Incorporated Catholic Cemeteries

§  Parish Directory

o   St. Mary’s Cathedral – 415 Hamilton Street – Ogdensburg, NY 13669;  Phone: (315) 393-3930.

o   Saint Patrick Parish - Chateaugay, NY

o   Saint Augustine Parish / St. Patrick's - Peru, NY

 

DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Rochester  (New York)  [est. 1868]  with History from 1868

   Chancery:  1150 Buffalo Road - Rochester, NY 14624-1890;  Phone: (585) 328-3210.

§  Archives:  1150 Buffalo Road - Rochester, NY 14624-1890

                    Phone: (585) 328-3210, ext. 1201  E-mail: archive@dor.org

                    "Reference and research assistance by appointment"

§  History of the Diocese of Rochester, by the diocese

     The Diocese of Rochester was formed, in 1868, from the Diocese of Buffalo.  Originally, the Rochester Diocese encompassed the eight counties of Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, and Tompkins.  An addition of the 4 counties of Schuyler, Tioga, Chemung, and Steuben, in 1896, brought the diocese to it's present size.  The Diocese of Rochester presently encompasses the 12 west central New York counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates.

§  Parish Directory

§  Sacred Heart Cathedral [est. 1911] - 296 Flower City Park - Rochester, NY 14615-3613;  Phone: (585) 254-3221. 

§  Rochester Catholic Courier : Online Rochester Diocese news.

§  Parish Profiles Monroe and Livingston area (Archived, 2003)

o   St. Charles Borromeo  (Monroe County, NY) - 3003 Dewey Ave. - Rochester, NY  

o   Peace of Christ Roman Catholic Parish (St. Ambrose, St. James and St. John the Evangelist churches)

§  St. Ambrose Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 25 Empire Blvd. - Rochester, NY 14609

§  St. James Church [est. ca. 1949] - 130 Brett Rd, Rochester, NY 14609- Office: 25 Empire Blvd. - Rochester, NY 14609;  Phone: (585) 288-5000.

§  St. John the Evangelist - 553 Humboldt St, Rochester, NY 14610 - Office: 25 Empire Blvd. - Rochester, NY 14609;  Phone: (585) 288-5000.

o   St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish [est. ca. 1890] – 1124 Hudson Avenue – Rochester, NY 14621;  Phone: (585) 467-3068.

o   St. George Lithuanian Parish –

§  St. George Lithuanian celebrates final Mass on Hudson Avenue, by Amy Kotlarz (Catholic Courier, 21 Jun 2010) – “…Many St. George parishioners spoke of fear and courage as they recounted the hardships that forced them to leave their native Lithuania…”

§  St. George Lithuanian Parish Profile (Archived, 2003)

o   Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Epiphany [est. 1958], Parish Profile (Archived, 2003)

o   St. Anne Church [est. 1930] -  (Monroe County, NY) - 1600 Mt. Hope Avenue - Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585) 271-3260.

o   Our Lady of Lourdes [est. 1928] – corner of Imperial and rhinecliff - Brighton, NY (contact: 150 Varinna Drive – Rochester, NY 14618; Phone: (585) 473-9656.

o   Our Lady of the Americas / formerly Corpus Christi Parish (Monroe County, NY) -  864 Main Street East - Rochester, NY 14605;   Phone: (585) 262-3857.  See: “Churches: Church closings continue,” by Time Louis Macaluso, on 27 Aug 2008, "...Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at 60 Woodward Street said its last Mass in March, and Holy Redeemer/St. Francis Xavier at 300 Bay Street said its last Mass earlier this month.  Parishioners from the two churches have joined with Corpus Christi Church at 864 East Main Street, which has been renamed Our Lady of the Americas..."

o   Holy Apostles Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 530 Lyell Avenue - Rochester, NY 14606;  Phone: (585) 254-7170.    

o   Holy Family Parish  (Monroe County, NY) -  415 Ames Street - Rochester, NY 14611;  Phone: (585) 328-3110.

o   Immaculate Conception Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 445 Frederick Douglas Street - Rochester, NY 14608; Phone: (585) 325-3893.

o   Our Lady of the Americas – 864 E. Main Street – Rochester, NY 14605

o   Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (Monroe County, NY) closed; formerly 60 Woodward Street - Rochester, NY 14605 -  See: “Churches: Church closings continue,” by Time Louis Macaluso, on 27 Aug 2008, "...Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at 60 Woodward Street said its last Mass in March, and Holy Redeemer/St. Francis Xavier at 300 Bay Street said its last Mass earlier this month.  Parishioners from the two churches have joined with Corpus Christi Church at 864 East Main Street, which has been renamed Our Lady of the Americas..." 

o   Our Lady of Victory Parish / St. Joseph - 210 Pleasant Street - Rochester, NY 14604;  Phone: (585) 454-2244.

o   SS. Peter and Paul Parish - 720 Main Street West - Rochester, NY 14611;  Phone: (585) 436-3110 .

o   St. Anthony of Padua Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 60 Lorimer Street - Rochester, NY 14608;  Phone: (585) 458-1180

o   St. Boniface Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 330 Gregory Street - Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585) 473-4271

o   St. Bridget Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 14 Mark Street - Rochester, NY 14605;  Phone: (585) 454-4236.

o   St. George Parish (Lithuanian) (Monroe County, NY) - 545 Hudson Avenue - Rochester, NY 14605;  Phone: (585) 232-4111.

o   St. Mary of the Assumption Parish (Monroe County, NY) - 15 Saint Marys Place - Rochester, NY 14607; Phone: (585) 232-7140.

o   Saint Mary's History (1833 - 1984) –

o   St. Michael Parish [est. 1873] (Monroe County, NY) - 869 Clinton Avenue North - Rochester, NY 14605; Phone: (585) 325-4040.

o   St. Michael's web site includes a photo tour!

o   Blessed Sacrament Parish (Monroe County, NY) - 534 Oxford Street - Rochester, NY 14607; Phone: (585) 271-7240.

o   Epiphany Parish (Ukrainian) (Monroe County, NY) - 202 Carter Street - Rochester, NY 14621   Phone: (585) 266-4036.

o   Holy Redeemer Parish / St. Francis Xavier (Monroe County, NY) – closed; formerly at  300 Bay Street - Rochester, NY 14605 -  See: “Churches: Church closings continue,” by Time Louis Macaluso, on 27 Aug 2008, "...Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at 60 Woodward Street said its last Mass in March, and Holy Redeemer/St. Francis Xavier at 300 Bay Street said its last Mass earlier this month.  Parishioners from the two churches have joined with Corpus Christi Church at 864 East Main Street, which has been renamed Our Lady of the Americas..."

o   Holy Rosary Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 414 Lexington Avenue - Rochester, NY 14613;  Phone: (585) 458-4422.    

o   Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 1089 Joseph Avenue - Rochester, NY 14621;  Phone: (585) 467-2725.

o   St. Andrew Parish  (Monroe County, NY) - 923 Portland Avenue - Rochester, NY 14621;  Phone: (585) 342-8686.

o   Saints Isidore and Maria Torribia Parish

§  St. Catherine of Siena – Addison, NY (merged into Saints Isidore and Maria Torribia Parish)

§  St. Joseph the Carpenter – Main Street – Campbell, NY 14821; Phone: (607) 527-3239;  (merged into Saints Isidore and Maria Torribia Parish)

§  St. Stanislaus Bishop Martyr Church – Main Street – Bradford, NY (merged into Saints Isidore and Maria Torribia Parish)

o   Blessed Trinity Parish & St. Patrick Parish, Owego, NY

§  St James Church – 503 Clark Street – Waverly, NY; – see Blessed Trinity Parish & St. Patrick Parish, Owego, NY

§  St John the Evangelist Church – 28 Rock Street - Newark Valley, NY 13811; – see Blessed Trinity Parish & St. Patrick Parish, Owego, NY

§  St. Margaret Mary Parish (Tioga County, NY) – 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue - Apalachin, NY 13732; – see Blessed Trinity Parish & St. Patrick Parish, Owego, NY

§  St Patrick Church – 300 Main Street – Owego, NY 13827; – see Blessed Trinity Parish & St. Patrick Parish, Owego, NY

o   St. Mary Parish [est. ca. 1868] - 15 Clark Street - Auburn, NY  13021;  Phone: (315) 252-9545.

o   Holy Family Parish - 85 North Street; Auburn, NY 13021;  Phone: (315) 252-9576.

o   St. Alphonsus Parish - 85 East Genesee Street - Auburn, NY 13021;  Phone: (315) 252-7261.

o   St. Hyacinth Church - 61 Pulaski Street - Auburn, NY 13021;  Phone: (315) 252-7593. 

o   St. Francis of Assisi Church - 301 Clark Street - Auburn, NY 13021;  Phone: (315) 252-7593.

o   SS. Peter and Paul Parish (Ukrainian) - 132 Washington Street - Auburn, NY 13021-2446;  Phone: (315) 252-5573.

o   Sacred Heart Church - 90 Melrose Road - Auburn NY 13021;  Phone: (315) 252-7271.

o   St Ann's Church -  38A in the Hamlet of Owasco, NY (between Auburn and Moravia).

o   St. Joseph's Church - 43 Gebhardt Road - Penfield, NY 14526

o   Church of the Holy Spirit – 1355 Hatch Road - Penfield, NY 14580;  Phone: (585) 671-5520.

o   St. Louis Church - Pittsford, NY

o   St Francis of Assisi in Catatonk

o   St Pius X Parish in Van Etten

o   St. Mary's Church – 32 East Morris - Bath, NY;  Phone: (607) 776-3327.

o   St. Gabriel’s Church – 78 Sheather Street - Hammondsport, NY; Phone: (607) 569-3501.

o   St. Mary's Parish - 95 N. Main Street -Canandaigua, NY 14424;  Phone: (585) 394-1220.

o   St. Bridget Parish: 15 Church Street, East Bloomfield, NY

o   Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community – serving Dundee, Naples, Penn Yan, Prattsburgh, Rushville and Stanley, NY.

§  Area Cemeteries:  St. Michael’s, in Penn Yan; St. Patrick’s, in Prattsburgh, and St. Theresa’s, in Stanley, NY.

o   (Cluster St. Dominic, St. Felix and St. Francis Churches) Shortsville/Manchester + Clifton Springs + Phelps, New York – office: 12 Hibbard Street – Clifton Springs, NY 14432;  (315) 462-2961.

§  St. Dominic Church – Shortsville  – office: 12 Hibbard Street – Clifton Springs, NY 14432;  (315) 462-2961.

·         St. Felix Parish: 12 Hibbard Avenue, Clifton Springs, NY (Cluster St. Dominic, St. Felix and St. Francis Churches) Shortsville/Manchester + Clifton Springs + Phelps, New York – office: 12 Hibbard Street – Clifton Springs, NY 14432;  (315) 462-2961.

§  St. Francis Parish: 12 Church Street, Phelps, NY

o   St. Patrick Parish: 115 Maple Avenue, Victor, NY 14564;  Phone: (585) 924-7111.

o   St. Paul's Church [est. 1967] – 783 Hard Road - Webster, NY 14580;  Phone: (585) 671-2100.

o   St. Rita Church – 1008 Maple Drive -  Webster, NY; Phone: (585) 671-1100 - History of Saint Rita Parish

o   Diocesan Parish Directory

 

 

DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Rockville Centre  (New York)  [est. 19571]

   Chancery:  50 N. Park Ave. - Rockville Center, NY  11570

The Diocese of Rockville Centre encompasses the eastern portion of Long Island, which includes the NY Counties of Nassau and Suffolk - "...formed in 1957 out of a portion of the Diocese of Brooklyn, which at that time covered all of Long Island..."

§  Long Island Catholic News

§  Diocese of Rockville Centre Catholic Cemeteries

o   The Cemetery of the Holy Rood - 111 Old Country Road, P.O. Box 182 - Westbury, NY 11590-0182;  Phone: (516) 334-7990.

o   Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 3442 Route 112 - Coram, NY 11727; Phone: (631) 732-3460.

o   Queen of All Saints Cemetery - 115 Wheeler Road - Central Islip, NY 11722; Phone: (631) 234-8297.

o   Queen of Peace Cemetery - Old Westbury, NY;  Phone: (516) 334-7990 Pending a final approval.

o   Parish Cemeteries (Long Island Catholic Cemeties)

§  Parish Directory - names of parishes and Mass schedules.

o   St. Agnes Cathedral – 29 Quealy Place - Rockville Centre, NY 11570;  with Parish History & Virtual Tour!

o   St. Christopher – 11 Gale Avenue – Baldwin, NY 11510;  Phone: (516) 223-0723.

o   St. Paul the Apostle – Brookville, NY

o   St. Anthony of Padua - [est. 1951] East Northport, NY

o   St. Thomas More – Hauppauge, NY

o   St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Melville, NY

o   St. Boniface Martyr Parish [est. 1898] - Parish History! - 145 Glen Avenue - Sea Cliff, NY 11579; Phone: (516) 676-0676.   

§  Located in Sea Cliff, on the North Shore of Nassau County, St. Boniface Parish has been serving the Catholic community for over 100 years.

o   Holy Name of Mary - Valley Stream

o   St. Thomas the Apostle - West Hempstead

o   Sisters of St. Joseph - A community of women religious in Brentwood, NY - The web site contains a History: "...A Sister of Saint Joseph sees herself as a woman of fire who keeps alive the flame of love of God and of neighbor which six women living in an impoverished mountain village in LePuy, France, kindled more than three centuries ago..."

 

DIOCESE OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

v  Diocese of Syracuse  (New York) (Official)   [est. 1886]

   Chancery:  240 East Onondaga Street - P.O. Box 511 - Syracuse, NY  13201; Phone: (315) 422-7203.

    The Diocese of Syracuse encompasses the central New York counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego.

Please note that the Norwich, NY, is located in Chenango county, and therefore, within the Diocese of Syracuse, however the Connecticut city, by the same name, is the location for Diocese of Norwich, CT which encompasses Fisher's Island, in New York.

§  History of Syracuse, by J. S. M. Lynch, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XIV, 1912, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight.

§  History of New York, by Edward J. McGuire, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI, 1911, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight.

§  Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Cemeteries

§  Diocese of Syracuse Parish Directory via clickable map of the following counties: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego.

o   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – 259 East Onondaga Street - Syracuse, NY 13202;  Phone: (315) 422-4177.

o   Catholic Deaf Community - of Syracuse, NY

o   St. Ambrose Parish - Endicott, NY

o   Our Lady of Angels - Endwell, NY

o   St. Ann's Parish - Manlius

o   St. John the Evangelist - Pulaski NY &  St. Francis Xavier Cabrini - Lacona, NY, serving the "...communities of Altmar, Boylston, Brennan Beach, Fernwood, Lacona, Orwell, Port Ontario, Pineville, Pulaski, Redfield, Rainbow Shores, Richland, Selkirk Shores State Park, Sandy Creek, and Sandy Pond in the townships of Albion, Boylston, Orwell, Redfield, Richland and Sandy Creek..."

BROOME County, NY

o   Blessed Sacrament Parish - 13 Cenacle Plaza - Johnson City, NY   13790-2735; Phone:  (607) 797-5151.

 

See also the Connecticut Diocese of Norwich for a small portion of New York: Encompasses all of the counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland & Windham in Connecticut, and Fishers Island, a portion of Suffolk County in the New York.

 

v  DIOCESE OF NORWICH, CONNECTICUT   [est. 19531]

   Chancery: 201 Broadway - P.O. Box 587 - Norwich, CT  06360

Encompasses all of the counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland & Windham in Connecticut, and Fishers Island, a portion of Suffolk County in the New York.

 

EASTERN-RITE CATHOLIC CHURCHES for NEW YORK

The Armenian-Rite apostolic exarchate for the U.S. and Canada is also located in New York.

v  The Apostolic Exarchate Armenian-Rite for the U.S. & Canada  in New York 

§   St. Ann Cathedral [Armenian Catholic] - 110 E 12th. Street - New York, NY 10003;  Phone: (212) 477-2030

 

SYRIAN

v  Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark of the Syrians: Syriac Catholic Diocese for Syrians in the U. S. and Canada (Chorbishop Joseph Younan appointed as the first Bishop of this diocese in 1995)

   Chancery:  P.O. Box 8366 - Union City, NJ 07087-8262.  

 

CHALDEAN

v  Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Diocese

§  Address: 25603 Berg Road - Southfield, MI 48034; Phone: (248) 351-0440 or (248) 351-0441

§  Parishes

Ø  See Chaldean Christians, by J. Labourt, in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume III, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition Copyright © 1999 by Kevin Knight:

Ø  Kaldaya.net, The Voice of the Catholic Chaldeans

Ø  Ethnologically they are divided into two groups:  Turco-Persian (also known as Chaldeans) and Indian (also called the Syro-Malabar Church and Christians of St. Thomas...)

 

UKRAINIAN, Greek

 

v  Eparchy in Stamford, Connecticut (Ukrainian) [Est. 1956, created from the Philadelphia Eparchy]

§  Chancery:  14 Peveril Rd. - Stamford, CT  06902.

§  Website includes a parish directory, with parishes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island

§  A partial list of churches with websites are linked below:

Ø  St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church – 30 East 7th Avenue – New York, NY 10003 (Manhattan)

Ø  St. Nicholas (Ukrainian)    256 19th Street - Brooklyn, NY 11215   Phone: (718) 389-8744

 

§  Our Lady of Grace Mission (Italian Byzantine Rite Catholic Mission)- 51 Redgrave Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10306

§  St. Michael's Russian Catholic Church (New York, NY) and History  - Gerard Serafin

§  The Byzantine Catholic Church in America (unofficial) for New York Parishes

 

v  The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in L'viv, Ukraine (in English)

      Chancery:  Ukraine

                      79000 m. Lviv

                      Ploscha sv. Yura, 5

                      UGCC - Zvernenya

Ø  History of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Ø  Eparchies and Bishops - Structure and Territory

Ø  The Wooden Churches of Ukraine.

 

RUTHENIAN: Carpatho-Ruthenians, Hungarian, Croatian, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Russian

 

v  Eparchy of Passiac, (Byzantine-Ruthenian) [est. 1969]

§  Address: 445 Lackawanna Ave. - W. Paterson, NJ  07424

§  With parishes in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, east Pennsylvania and Virginia

o   St. Elias Parish - 143 Kent Street - Brooklyn, NY 11222   Phone: 718-389-3725

§  "What is the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church," by Father Glenn Michael Davidovich

§  Ruthenian Rite, by Andrew J. Shipman, from the 1912 Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. XIII, New York:  Robert Appleton Company.  online at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13277a.htm

 

MELCHITE (ethnic Syro-Arabian)

v  The Eparchy of Newton (Melkite) - [Est. 1966]

§  Chancery and Eparchial Residence: 3 VFW Parkway - Roslindale, MA 02131

§  Parishes and Geographic Locations

o   Melkite Catholic Parishes in New York

o   Virgin Mary: 216 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

o   Melkite Family Heritage: History of the Melkite Community of New York, by Father John Faraj

o   St. Nicholas: 1492 Spencerport Road, Rochester, NY 14606.

o   St. Basil the Great: 901 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501.

o   Christ the Savior: 27 Lake Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

Ø  Who are The Melkites? 

Ø  Historic Overview of the Melkite Catholic Church

Ø  Educational and Reference materials to learn about the Melkite-Greek rite

Ø  Primer for Melkite Worship and Ritual

Ø  Eastern Christianity – The Five Eastern Rites

Ø  "Recovering Our Heritage - We've Only Just Begun"

 

§  Melchite (Melkite) Catholic, by A. Fortescue, in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume X, by Robert Appleton Company, 1911, Online Edition Copyright © 1999 by Kevin Knight:  "...Melchites are the people of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt..."

 

MARONITE

v  Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, New York (Maronite)

§  Office:  109 Remsen Street - Brooklyn, NY  10301

§  Website includes a Parish Directory, with parishes in the eastern states of Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia

Ø  Maronite Catholics in the United States: A History

 

 

Local ALEXANDRIAN (Egypt, Ethiopia, and the adjoining countries)

 

New York Catholic Church History

o   History of the New York (including ecclesiastical history), by Edward J. McGuire, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IX, 1911, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight. "...On 8 April, 1808, the Holy See created the Diocese of New York coincidently with the establishment of the American Hierarchy by the erection of Baltimore to be an Archiepiscopal See with New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) as suffragan sees....In 1822 the diocesan statistics were: two churches in New York City (St. Peter's on Barclay Street and St. Patrick's), one in Albany, one in Utica, one in Auburn, one at Carthage on the Black River, all of which were served by one bishop and eight priests..."

o   History of the New York Archdiocese, by Joseph F. Mooney, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI, 1911, by Robert Appleton Company, Online Edition, 2000 by Kevin Knight.

o   History St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, NY (cornerstone laid in 1858...)

o   History of St. Francis de Sales in West Albany, NY from 1883

o   Black Catholic History:  New York's Pioneer Colored Catholics, by Thomas F. Meehan, KSG (Source: Interracial Review, September 1936) - "...testimony of the early presence of Catholic Negroes in New York is to be had from the baptismal records of old St. Peter's, Barclay Street, the first Catholic church built in the city..."

Schools

Orphanages and Asylums

o   Child-Caring Homes within the Archdiocese of New York in 1927, as reported in:  The Official Catholic Directory: 1927, New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1927.

Religious Communities

o   Sisters of St. Joseph - A community of women religious in Brentwood, NY - The web site contains a History: "...A Sister of Saint Joseph sees herself as a woman of fire who keeps alive the flame of love of God and of neighbor which six women living in an impoverished mountain village in LePuy, France, kindled more than three centuries ago..."

Catholic History General

o   New York State Catholic Conference -

o   Ancient Order of Hibernians with A History

o   Catholic New York Online News

o   Locate Catholic Churches and Mass Times in the United States

 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES

§  Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of New York - Calvary & Allied Cemeteries - 1011 First Ave, Floor: 17 - New York, NY  10022 – “… Since 1817, The Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral have been charged with the responsibility for serving the burial needs of the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of New York…” 

o   Calvary Cemetery – 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd. - Woodside, NY (Queens County) (Archived, 2007) – “…Calvary Cemetery, the largest and oldest of the four active Archdiocesan cemeteries,   was the first to be established beyond the island of Manhattan.  The Alsop farm, with a family cemetery and an additional 115 acres, was purchased for burial purposes by the Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1845…”

o   Gate of Heaven Cemetery [dedicated 1918] (Westchester County) – 10 W. Stevens Avenue – Hawthorne, NY 10532 (Archived, 2007)

o   The Cemetery of the Ascension [est. ca. 1967] (Rockland County) – 650 Saddle River Road – Airmont, NY 10952 (Archived, 2007)

o   The Cemetery of the Resurrection [est. ca. 1980] (Richmond County) – Staten Island, NY (Archived, 2007)

o   St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Churchyard, Mulberry Street – Manhattan, New York County, NY (on findagrave.com)

o   St. Patrick’s Cathedral – 5th Avenue & 50th Street, 640 Madison Avenue – Manhattan, New York County, NY

·         Gravesite of Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1766-1853), at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

·         Gravesite of Bishop Fulton Sheen, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

 

§  Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Albany

§  Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn

§  Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Buffalo

§  Diocese of Rochester, Pastoral Center Administration & Information

§  Diocese of Ogdensburg Catholic Cemeteries - Incorporated Catholic Cemeteries

§  Diocese of Rockville Centre Catholic Cemeteries

o   The Cemetery of the Holy Rood - 111 Old Country Road, P.O. Box 182 - Westbury, NY 11590-0182;  Phone: (516) 334-7990.

o   Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 3442 Route 112 - Coram, NY 11727; Phone: (631) 732-3460.

o   Queen of All Saints Cemetery - 115 Wheeler Road - Central Islip, NY 11722; Phone: (631) 234-8297.

o   Queen of Peace Cemetery - Old Westbury, NY;  Phone: (516) 334-7990 Pending a final approval.

o   Parish Cemeteries (Long Island Catholic Cemeties)

§  Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Syracuse

 

§  Find A Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/ 

 

§  St. Patrick’s Cathedral – 5th Avenue & 50th Street, 640 Madison Avenue – Manhattan, New York County, NY

o   Gravesite of Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1766-1853), at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

o   Gravesite of Bishop Fulton Sheen, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

§  St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Burials – Mulberry Street – Manhattan, New York County, NY

 

Catholic New York Biographies

§  A French Jesuit missionary priest, Father Isaac Jogues, visited New Netherland in 1643-1644.  St. Isaac Jogues was born 10 Jan 1607 at Orleans, France, and was martyred, on 18 Oct 1646, at Ossernenon, which was in the area of present New York* state.

§  James II, of England, born in 1633, was deeded the area which is now New Jersey, by his brother King Charles II.  "...James converted to Catholicism in 1669..."  Read more about the British monarchy: House of Stuart family chart.

§  Pierre Toussaint, by Arthur Jones, (Pierre Toussaint, born: ca. 1766, Haiti; died Thursday, June [20 or 30], 1853, New York City; Catholic; black; former slave; hairdresser to society women of New York City), from National Catholic Reporter, 25 Aug 2000.

§  Gravesite of Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1766-1853), at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

§  Pierre Toussaint, (ca. 1766-1853), by Boniface Hanley, O.F.M.

§  Biography of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Theodore E. McCarrick - born in 1930, in New York City, he was named the 4th Archbishop of Newark in 1986.

§  Reverend Thomas Carney (born: 1849, in Ireland - died: July 2, 1903, in Platsmouth, Nebraska) - The son of Patrick J. Carney I and Bridget McDonough - Ilion, New York.

§  His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor: a native of Philadelphia, ordained in 1945.

§  Our Lady of the Rosary Parish & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine - 7 State Street - New York, NY 10004-1596;  Phone: (212) 269-6865

o   Brief Biography of Elizabeth Ann (nee Bayley) Seton, foundress of the Parochial School System in the United States, was born in New York City on August 28, 1774, to Dr. Richard and Catherine Bayley...

 

Local New York History and Genealogy Links (not specifically Catholic)

§  Brief History of New Sweden in America - "... The colony eventually consisted of farms and small settlements along both banks of the Delaware River into modern Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland..."

§  A Brief Outline of Dutch History and the Province of New Netherland : "...Under the Patroonship arrangement New Netherland continued to expand with more colonists and settlements taking hold. The nerve center of New Netherland was along the Hudson River from New Amsterdam (New York City) northwest to Fort Orange (Albany)...

§  The State of New York

§  New York State Department of Health: How to Obtain VITAL RECORDS (Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce) - Vital Records Office provides eligible applicants with copies of birth and death certificates for births and deaths in New York State outside of New York City (1881-present), marriage licenses obtained in New York State outside of New York City (1880-present) and dissolution of marriage certificates for all of New York State (1963-present).  Birth and Death records are also available from the Local Registrar of the municipality where the event occurred. Marriage records are available from the Town or City Clerk of the municipality where the Marriage License was issued.

§  NOTE: There are three (3) exceptions:

1.  The New York State Department of Health does not file records of births and deaths that occurred in New York City and marriage licenses that were obtained in New York City. To obtain information about genealogy services available for New York City records, please visit the New York City Municipal Archives web page.

2.  The New York State Department of Health does not file records of birth, death and marriage from the Cities of Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers prior to January 1, 1914. To obtain records from these municipalities contact the Local Registrar for birth and death record requests or the City Clerk for marriage record requests. The addresses follow:

For birth and death record requests submit request to the Local Registrar of the appropriate city:

o   Local Registrar: City of Albany, Room 254M, City Hall, Albany, NY 12207

o   Local Registrar: City of Buffalo, Room 1308, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

o   Local Registrar: City of Yonkers, Room 107, City Hall, Yonkers, NY 10701

For marriage record requests submit request to the City Clerk of the appropriate city:

o   City Clerk: City of Albany, Room 202, City Hall, Albany, NY 12207

o   City Clerk: City of Buffalo, Room 1308, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

o   City Clerk: City of Yonkers, Room 107, City Hall, Yonkers, NY 10701

3.  For the period 1881 through 1897 the New York State Department of Health does have records of birth for the City of New York boroughs of Queens and Richmond.

§  Genealogy Records and Resources.

§  New York State Archives:  New York State Education Department, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230.

§  Genealogical Records in the New York State Archives

§  Vital Records Indexes

§  New York State Unified Court System:  Surrogate Court (Probate, Administration Bonds, etc.)

§  The New York State Library – Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue – Albany, NY 12230.

o   Digital Collections

o   Databases and E-journals

o   New York State Wills

o   Local Histories

§  Vestiges of Antiquity and Truth, by David Lowry - finding aid to Albany County court records

§  NYC Department of Records and Information Services:

§  Municipal Archives  (Open to the public)  - 31 Chambers Street (Room 103) - New York, NY 10007  Ph: (212) 788-8580

·         Photo Gallery

·         View Genealogical holdings, such as Census, City Directories, Court Records, and much more.

 

§  USGenWeb for New York Genealogy and History

 

§  Ellis Island - explore Ellis Island, the immigration museum, and research your family's arrival in America.

§  The Brooklyn Historical Society - 128 Pierrepont Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201  Ph: (718) 624-0890

·         Timeline of Brooklyn History

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