Mass Times:
Sun, 8:15am & 10:30am (at the church)
Mon, 10am (at Senior Living Centers - see bulletin for locations)
Tue-Thu, 8am (in the chapel)
Fri: 8am, Liturgy of the Word with Communion (in the chapel)
~ consult bulletin for changes ~

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 – 2019 – Rev. Jeffrey S. Tunnicliff
  • 2019 – present – effective June 25, 2019, we began sharing priests with St. Joseph the Worker in Lyons/Clyde/Savannah and Catholic Community of the Blessed Trinity in Wolcott/Red Creek/Fair Haven.¬† Fr. David Tedesche is the Pastor assisted by Fr. Matthew Walter, Parochial Vicar.

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
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
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