QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
BUFFALO, NEW YORK

The malcontents from St. Adelbert's parish built a large stone church on Sobieski Street, and called it the Church of the Holy Rosary.  Many of the people who joined the new congregation believed they were still members of the Catholic Church though not under the jurisdiction of the local Bishop.  The officials of the diocese decided to start another parish adjacent, so these people might know they were not members of the Catholic Church.  The Rev. Caesar Kryzan was selected for this difficult task.  He bought property of Sobieski Street, July 27, 1915, and started the new parish under the title of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.  The cornerstone of the combination church and school building was laid by Bishop Dougherty in March, 1916.

Father Kryzan brought many back to the church, and built up a prosperous parish and a fine school.  The Rev. B. Kowalewski was appointed pastor, November 24, 1928, to succeed Father Kryzan.



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Holly Timm
Cheektowaga, New York
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