Our smallest church situated in Stanley New York is also one of our most beautiful churches. Founded in 1876 and paired with our now inactive church of Saint Mary’s in Rushville. Saint Theresa’s was built for the newly arrived Irish immigrants who were working on the railroad. The church was constructed at a cost of $4,500 dollars and the corner stone was laid by Bishop McQuaid the first Bishop of Rochester. The rectory of Saint Theresa’s was constructed in 1882. Saint Theresa’s celebrated its Golden Anniversary in 1926 with the confirmation of 32 candidates from the parish. The stained glass windows of Saint Theresa’s are a donation and constant reminder of the love of the parishioners and priests who lived, worked, and celebrated the Eucharist in Stanley. Saint Theresa’s hosts one of three cemeteries in Our Lady of the Lakes. The Church it is still a viable but could use your support! Saint Theresa’s is wonderful church in the Finger Lakes and a reminder of the old country churches that once dotted America.
Feel Free to stop in and visit! Pray before the Blessed Sacrament and remember a simpler time in America when God and faith was first and not second to technology.
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