The Rev. William Bernet was appointed to establish a new parish in East Buffalo in 1907 and he secured property on Clinton Street near the city line. He said the first Mass in a temporary structure the following Christmas. In 1908 he built a combination brick building which served as church, school and residence. In the meantime he lived with Father Kasprzak on Cable Street. The school was opened in 1908, and a residence was purchased for a convent, June 15th.

Father Bernet was succeeded, June 1, 1911, by the Rev. John Kiefer. Father Kiefer directed the parish until March 16, 1916, when the Rev. Michael A. Anstett took charge. The Rev. Dr. Wannenmacher came July 1, 1916 as pastor of Saint Bernard's.

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Holly Timm
Cheektowaga, New York