Catholic Courier

Posted: March 1, 2017

Last Updated: April 24, 2017

Mass recalls priest, nun’s heroic efforts

An overflow crowd attended a Feb. 26 Mass at Rochester’s Church of the Annunciation to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 fire at St. Philip Neri Church in Rochester that claimed the lives of Father George Weinmann and Sister Lilian Marie McLaughlin, SSND. Father Weinmann, St. Philip Neri’s pastor at the time, had rushed into the burning building to rescue the Blessed Sacrament, and Sister McLaughlin followed to assist him.

(Courier photos by John Haeger)