St. Joseph's Chapel (Clinton Corners, New York)

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The Chapel of St. Joseph
General information
Town or city Clinton Corners, New York
Country United States
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

The Chapel of St. Joseph, also nicknamed Little St. Joseph's Church, is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located in Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, New York.


In 1889 St. Joseph's was established as a mission church of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Amenia, New York. Father Anthony Molloy would travel from Amenia to minister to the Catholic community in Clinton Corners.[1]

In 1890 Rev. Michael Edward Byrne was appointed to the recently established St. Joseph's Parish in Millbrook, New York, and responsibility for the mission church in Clinton Corners was transferred from Amenia to the church in Millbrook. Mass was often celebrated in private houses and the priest and his driver, Patrick Doyle, from Millbrook, were often invited to stay for Sunday dinner. Byrne was assisted by Fathers Hughes, Dunphy, Canary, Coyle, Welch, and Barry.[1]

In 1903 Father John F. Weir succeeded Fr.Byrne. Weir was assisted by Fathers Donahue, Louis P. Bossard (1905), Cushion, Gallagher, Coakley, Doherty, and Ross. The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bangall, New York was also a mission church of Amenia. In 1919 Rev. Robert A. Ross was appointed resident pastor, and St. Joseph's became a mission of Bangall.[1]

In May 2015, the Archdiocese announced that St. Joseph's in Clinton Corners would merge with St. Joseph's in Millbrook, with the Millbrook location as the parish church. Although remaining a church which may be used on special occasions, Masses and the sacraments will no longer be celebrated on a regular weekly basis at St. Joseph's in Clinton Corners as of August 2015.[2]