ST. ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
The Hertel Avenue Section in North Buffalo had been growing so extensively
that Bishop Turner decided another parish was needed to accommodate the
crowds, so he appointed the Rev. George Crimmins to organize a new parish.
Father Crimmins gave the title St. Rose of Lima to his new parish.
He said the first Mass for his new congregation in the basement of the
Carmelite Chapel, November 29, 1925.
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
At a meeting of the parishioners held January 7, 1926, it was decided
to build a $150,000 church for the growing parish. The church was
dedicated November 21st of the same year by Bishop Gannon of Erie.
Rev. Thomas Donohue, D.D., History of the Diocese of Buffalo
(Buffalo, New York: The Buffalo Catholic Publication Co., Inc., 1929),
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