Church of St. Mary, Mother of the Church (Fishkill, New York)

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The Church of St. Mary, Mother of the Church
General information
Town or cityFishkill, New York
CountryUnited States
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

The Church of St. Mary, Mother of the Church is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York. It was originally established as a mission of St. Joachim (Beacon, New York) in 1861, and elevated to parish status in 1953.


St. Mary's mission church in Fishkill was erected in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War. For ninety-two years, St. Mary's was a mission of St. Joachim's Parish in Beacon. In February, 1953, the St. Mary's Parish Association was formed and petitioned the Archdiocese for a separate Parish. On June 29, 1953, the new Parish was established. The building of the new school proceeded rapidly. The new School Auditorium was opened for masses on the eve of the feast of the Assumption, August 14, 1955. In September the school was opened, staffed by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose Mother House is St. Joseph's in Newburgh.[1]


  • Monsignor Francis McKeon (1953-1964)
  • Monsignor Bernard Fleming (1964-1981)
  • Monsignor Charles P. Quinn (1982-1994)
  • Monsignor Joseph Martin (1994 - 2013)
  • Father Joseph A. Blenkle (2013 - present)


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Coordinates: 41°32′6.44″N 73°54′34.23″W / 41.5351222°N 73.9095083°W / 41.5351222; -73.9095083