Mass Times:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am (in the chapel)
First Friday 12:10 p.m.;
All other Fridays, 8:00 a.m. Communion Service
Saturday, 7:30m, 4:30pm
Sunday, 8:15am, 10:30am

Parish History

Timeline

  • 1855 – St. Michael’s Newark was first established as a mission church of St. Michael’s in Lyons.St. Michael picture 1
  • 1863 – We became incorporated as a parish while remaining a mission of Lyons.
  • 1897 – The land for our present site on the corner of South Main St. and Franklin was purchased.
  • 1903 – Dedication of our current building and we became an independent parish (no longer a mission church of Lyons)
  • 1911 – The organ originally purchased from a Jewish synagogue in 1903 was renovated.
  • 1930 – New organ installed
  • 1937 – Land for St. Michael’s School was purchased.
  • 1954 – School opened
  • 2011 – After many years of serving our community, this was a sad time when our school closed due to declining enrollment.

Our Pastors

  • 1869-1876 – Rev. Francis Clark and Rev. Patrick Lee
  • 1876-1888 – Rev. John Hickey
  • 1888-1903 – Rev. Daniel Kavannaugh
  • 1903-1927 – Rev. James Gibbons
  • 1927-1945 – Rev. John Ganey
  • 1945-1957 – Rev. Henry Doebecker
  • 1957-1975 – Rev. Joseph McDonnell
  • 1975-1980 – Rev. Peter Deckman
  • 1980-1995 – Rev. Edward Steinkirchner
  • 1995-2007 – Rev. Peter Clifford
  • 2007-2008 – Rev. Mark Brewer
  • 2009-2015 – Rev. Felix Dalix Dalimpuo
    • In November 2015, Fr. Felix died unexpectedly while on a trip home to Ghana. ¬†Until June 2016, the parish was led by Patricia Albrecht who had been Pastoral Associate for many years with Fr. Anthony Nkeitiah providing the sacraments.
  • 2016 – Present – Rev. Jeffrey S. Tunnicliff

Priests From Our Parish

  • Rev. Thomas Roache
  • Rev. John Randall
  • Rev. Lawrence Murphy
  • Rev. B. Thomas Celso
  • Rev. John Colacino
  • Rev. Stephen Baumann

Religious From Our Parish

  • Sr. Virginia Bostwick
  • Sr. Margaret Cass
  • Sr. Virginia Whelan
© 2017 St. Michael's Church
401 S Main St
Newark, NY 14513
(315) 331-6753
Diocese of Rochester
www.dor.org

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