7:56 PM 10/6/2007 St. Aloysius Gonzaga Roman Catholic Church in Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York

History of

ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

Roman Catholic
Church and School

Cheektowaga,
Erie County, NY

by Sharon Troy Centanne,
Joe Hayden
and Kathy Kovalek

Recent Photos | Printed History |  Clergical History | School History |  Sports History  
Families |  Marriages |  First Communions |  Social Events |  Funerals and Obituaries

PHOTOS OF ST. ALOYSIUS PARISH FROM 2000:


St. Aloysius at 157 Cleveland Drive, in
Cheektowaga, NY. Photo by Joe Hayden of Hamburg, NY.


Statue of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a prince from Italy who gave up the rich life to study to become a Jesuit and to minister to the poor and sick. He died at age 23 of the bubonic plague he caught helping those inflicted with the disease. This statue was donated by the C.Y.O Catholic Youth Organization. Kathy's father was active in helping the CYO.
Photo by Joe Hayden.


St. Aloysius Belltower. Sharon can remember these bells ringing out
the "Angeles" prayer everyday at noon. Photo by Joe Hayden.


St. Aloysius was built in 1940. It cost about $600,000, but is often called the million-dollar church.
It has inside walls lined in white marble. This is the cornerstone.
Picture by Joe Hayden


The Crucifix shrine on Cleveland Drive at the entrance to St. Aloysius' parking lot. The rear wing of the school can be seen in the background. The wing was added in 1956.
Photo by Joe Hayden



Recent Photos | Printed History |  Clergical History | School History |  Sports History  
Families |  Marriages |  First Communions |  Confirmations |  Social Events |  Funerals


This page updated August 7, 2009 by Sharon Troy Centanne,
Genealogical Researcher and Internet Trainer.
Church Photos courtesy of Joe Hayden of Hamburg, NY.,
webmaster of Buffalo's Faith Elevators.
Printed History, Sports photos, Clergy photos and LaRusch family photos courtesy of
Kathy Kovalek of Antelope, California, webmaster of LaRusch/Kaull Family History.