ST. ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
BUFFALO, NEW YORK

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.

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.



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Holly Timm
Cheektowaga, New York
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