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Auburn properties owned by Catholic Diocese of Rochester hit the real estate market for upwards of $1.5M

A trio of properties owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester have been listed for sale.

Declining church attendance is the overall cause of the sale. There’s also the overall shortage of priests and overall trends in religion across the U.S.


The former St. Joseph School on E. Genesee Street is listed for $790,000. The school was ultimately closed in June 2020 due to declining enrollment and financial challenges, according to The Citizen.

The Holy Family School at 85 North Street is listed for $299,000. It’s served a few non-school functions since the 1970s when it closed its doors.

Meanwhile, the St. Alphonsus rectory at 10 S. Lewis Street has a market value of $604,000, according to The Citizen.


MORE: What happens next to buildings sold by Diocese? (The Citizen)




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