The city had been spreading out in a northeasterly direction and many new dwellers there had expressed a wish to have a church nearer their home so the Bishop, in June, 1926, commissioned the Rev. Henry Mooney to organize a new parish for this district. He said the first Mass for the incipient congregation, in the open air, June 13, 1926, in front of the school building on Main Street, near Snyder, which he still uses for services. He has plans for a combination church and school building in the Tudor Gothic style; a pleasing and novel feature of the plans is that the church and school are on the same ground floor level.
Rev. Thomas Donohue, D.D., History of the Diocese of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York: The Buffalo Catholic Publication Co., Inc., 1929), p. 170-71.