ROMAN CATHOLIC RESEARCH
IN THE DIOCESE OF PATERSON

From "The Castle Genie,"
Newsletter of The Passaic County Historical Society
Genealogy Club

Vol. 9, No. 1, Fall, 1998

Following is a chronological listing of 111 parishes in the Diocese of Paterson from the oldest in 1765 to the newest in 1988 as taken from The Beacon December 1, 1997, and compiled from "Living Stones" by Fr. Raymond Kupke

Before Church Organization

1. 1765 St. Joseph, West Milford

Diocese of Baltimore

2. 1805 St. Vincent Martyr, Madison

Diocese of New York

3. 1820 St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Paterson

4. 1845 St. Mary, Dover

5. 1847 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Boonton

6. 1848 Assumption, Morristown

7. 1853 St. Joseph, Mendham

Diocese of Newark

8. 1854 Our Lady of Mercy, Whippany

9. 1854 St. Joseph, Newton

10. 1861 St. Bernard, Mount Hope

11. 1867 Immaculate Conception, Franklin

12. 1867 St. Joseph, Paterson

13. 1868 St. Nicholas, Passaic

14. 1869 St. Cecilia, Rockaway

15. 1873 St. Michael, Netcong

16. 1873 St. Mary, Paterson

17. 1874 St. Patrick, Chatham

18. 1877 St. Bonaventure, Paterson

19. 1878 St. Anthony of Padua, Butler

20. 1881 St. Monica, Sussex

21. 1881 St. Thomas of Aquin, Ogdensburg

22. 1881 St. Virgil, Morris Plains

23. 1882 Our Lady of Lourdes, Paterson

24. 1882 Our Lady of Victories, Paterson

25. 1883 Our Lady of the Holy Angels, Little Falls

26. 1883 St. Agnes, Paterson

27. 1885 St. Margaret, Morristown

28. 1886 Our Lady of the Lake, Mount Arlington

30. 1892 St. Joseph, Passaic

31. 1892 St. Mary, Passaic

32. 1897 Sacred Heart, Clifton

33. 1897 St. George, Paterson

34. 1900 Holy Trinity, Passaic

35. 1902 St. Stephen, Passaic

36. 1902 St. Michael, Paterson

37. 1903 St. Stephen, Paterson

38. 1904 Sacred Heart, Dover

39. 1905 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Passaic

40. 1905 St. Francis of Assisi, Haskell

41. 1906 St. Mary, Pompton Lakes

42. 1907 SS. Cyril and Methodius, Boonton

43. 1909 St. Anthony, Hawthorne

44. 1909 St. Anthony of Padua, Paterson

45. 1910 Our Lady Star of the Sea, Lake Hopatcong

46. 1911 Blessed Sacrament, Paterson

47. 1911 St. Casimir, Paterson

48. 1912 St. Paul, Clifton

49. 1912 St. Clare, Clifton

50. 1913 Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Clifton

51. 1913 Holy Rosary, Passaic

52. 1914 St. Jude, Budd Lake

53. 1916 Our Lady of Pompei, Paterson

54. 1917 Notre Dame of Mount Carmel, Cedar Knolls

55. 1917 St. Catherine of Bolonga, Ringwood

56. 1917 St. Anthony of Padua, Passaic

57. 1921 Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hewitt

58. 1922 St. Joseph, Lincoln Park

59. 1923 Sacred Heart, Rockaway

60. 1924 St. Paul, Prospect Park

61. 1924 St. James of the Marches, Totowa

62. 1925 Holy Cross, Wayne

63. 1926 St. Therese, Paterson

64. 1926 St. Mary, Denville

65. 1931 St. Jude, Hopatcong

66. 1933 St. John Kanty, Clifton

67. 1935 Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta

Diocese of Paterson

68. 1938 St. Peter the Apostle, Parsippany

69. 1938 St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton

70. 1939 St. Christopher, Parsippany

71. 1941 St. Lawrence the Martyr, Chester

72. 1942 St. Simon the Apostle, Green Pond

73. 1943 St. Philip the Apostle, Clifton

74. 1943 St. Thomas the Apostle, Hainesville

75. 1943 St. James the Greater, Montague

76. 1945 St. Brendan, Clifton

77. 1946 Holy Spirit, Pequannock

78. 1949 Our Lady of Fatima, Highland Lakes

79. 1949 Our Lady of the Mountain, Schooleys Mountain

80. 1949 St. Thomas the Apostle, Milton

81. 1950 Holy Family, Florham Park

82. 1951 Our Lady Queen of Peace, Branchville

83. 1951 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Swartswood

84. 1954 Our Lady of Fatima, Passaic

85. 1956 Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wayne

86. 1956 Christ the King, New Vernon

87. 1956 St. Catherine of Siena, Mountain Lakes

88. 1957 St. Therese, Succasunna

90. 1958 St. John Vianney, Stockholm

91. 1959 St. Pius X, Montville

92. 1959 Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Dover

93. 1960 Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne

94. 1961 Our Lady of the Magnificent, Kinnelon

95. 1962 Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pompton Plains

96. 1962 St. Gerard Majella, Paterson

97. 1963 Annunciation, Wayne

98. 1963 Our Lady of Consolation, Wayne

99. 1963 St. Francis de Sales, McAfee

100. 1964 St. Clement Pope and Martyr, Rockaway Twp.

101. 1966 Corpus Christi, Chatham Township

102. 1966 St. Thomas More, Convent Station

103. 1966 St. Jude the Apostle, Hamburg

104. 1976 Good Shepherd, Andover

105. 1978 Resurrection, Randolph

106. 1982 St. Ann, Parsippany

107. 1982 St. Luke, Long Valley

108. 1985 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Flanders

109 1986 St. Mark the Evangelist, Schooleys Mountain

110. 1988 St. Matthew the Apostle, Randolph

111. 1988 Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Sparta

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