Welcome to Holy Cross Church

There are regulations we MUST follow in accordance with the CDC and Bishop Matano.  Please see the list below.

  1. Masks MUST be worn in church at all times
  2. Social Distancing MUST be followed
  3. There will be no use of books or missalettes; readings, psalm, Gloria and Creed will be published in the bulletin for your use and take home
  4. We can only allow 25% of our capacity or 100 to 125 people in the church proper; there will be overflow seating in the Parish Center where Mass will be streamed live
  5. There will be no singing with the exception of a cantor for the entrance and recessional hymns; all Mass parts will be spoken
  6. There will be NO touching at the sign of peace
  7. There will be NO Offertory procession
  8. There will only be Sacred Host, NO cup at Communion time; Communion will on be given in the hand, not on the tongue
  9. There will be baskets in the back of church and the front of church for your envelopes as we will not pass a basket at Offertory time
  10. The Crying Room cannot be used
  11. The restroom in the church will be open for use

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The quality of our LIVE-Streaming of Masses has been greatly improved. Please join us again online. This is a great way to remain connected to Holy Cross. 

Click LIVE Streaming to view Masses LIVE.

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Click below to see previously recorded Masses. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/holycrossrochester?reload=9 

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READ the May 14 memorandum from Bishop Matano to diocesan priests, pastoral administrators and deacons re: latest infirmation about resuming Masses in the future.

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Our Church is Open for Private Prayer

Wednesdays from 1:00 until 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 until 9:00 AM

We certainly ask anyone who is sick/not feeling well that you not come to church in an effort to avoid the possibility of making others sick. You will enter through the North door of church or the Parish Center doors (the other doors will remain locked). There is hand sanitizer available when you enter and everyone is asked to use it upon entering. We ask that everyone be very conscious of social distancing—please stay at least 6 feet apart when in church. Let each of us remember this time is set aside for private prayer and to be respectful of each other, we ask that there be no socializing in church—just social distancing. 

Still open for Confession at 3:30 PM on Saturdays.

 

NOTE: Rosary has begun again on Sundays at 7:30 AM and on Thursdays at 9:15 AM, both in church.

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Bishop Matano will celebrate Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time at 11 AM on Sunday, July 5, 2020, via the Catholic Courier on YouTube. Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CatholicCourier

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The Family Zone is an interactive newsletter that has live links to YouTube videos and webpages. It takes parents directly to online sites they can use, themselves, to be the primary formators of their children's faith. 

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Open THIS Tuesday, July 7, 3 - 5  PM And THIS Thursday, July 9, 5 - 7 PM in the Parish Center Foyer for those in need

NOTE: donations to the Food Pantry may be left at the North door entrance on Wednesdays between 1:00 and 5:00 PM, and on Saturdays between 8:00 and 9:00 AM.

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Calendar and Upcoming Events

Parish Life is how we define fellowship at Holy Cross. It’s the many opportunities to share and enjoy God’s gifts of friendship and fun with other who share the same Christian values.

 

Welcome Fr Coffas and Fr Martuscello

The parishioners of Holy Cross, here in Charlotte, welcome you both as Pastor and Parochial Vicar. We hope that you will be blessed in your ministries here as you serve God’s call in your lives. All of us look forward to your leadership of our church, and we are anxious to get to know you.

We hope that the friends you make here will be as treasured as those you have made at Our Mother of Sorrows. We’re glad you’ve chosen to come here, to lead us and help us grow in our walk with the lord. Please know that we are ready to help you both in any way.

Sincerely,
Your parishioners at Holy Cross Church

 

Thank you for your prayers for Mary Jo DiNoto. Her surgery has now been postponed.

Will keep you updated.

 

Our phones will still be open so you are able to call and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  All calls should be to the Parish Office 585-663-2244 for quickest response. 

Our e-mails are still available and we will do our best to answer you as quickly as possible.  However, it is with sadness that I share, with such closings as school and office, we have had to furlough some employees.  Please pray for all affected by this pandemic in one way or another. 

May God Bless you and keep you and your families safe and healthy. Peace.

Who We Are

Holy Cross Church is a community, rich in talents, skills and gifts, and united in faith. We are a stable parish, fortunate to have a cross-section of ages including many who are second or third generation parishioners. Bring your gifts or your needs and you will find a hand to join with yours.

Funeral Planning

Funeral directors usually make contact with the church for funeral arrangements. Once this has happened, the families are encouraged to be involved in the planning of the liturgy. Contact Mary Jo DiNoto by calling the parish office at 585-663-2244.

Sacrament Preparation

God is actually present among us; we can see Him, hear Him, touch Him, and communicate with Him...in the Sacraments. A major responsibility of Holy Cross Church is to guide all parishioners with their preparation to receive a sacrament for the first time.

Online Giving Benefits

Online Giving: Is easy, convenient and safe. Allows you to give any amount, anytime from any device with Internet access. Puts all offerings at your fingertips to print receipts and track pledges.

Please consider making an extra generous offering in your Easter envelope. We need your support to serve all of our people. Thank you!

 

Set Up and Take Down for Adoration

Wednesdays, 1:00—5:00 PM in Church

We are in need of someone to set up the monstrance for Adoration on Wednesday afternoons. We would also need you to take it down at the end of adoration.

Interested in sharing your time this way, please call Mary Jo DiNoto at 663-2244.

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Comfortable Chair Needed

We are in need of comfortable chair for  Fr Coffas’ Office. If you have one you’d like to donate, please call Mary Jo DiNoto at 663-2244.

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Why You Should Become a Knight

If your interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, growing in your faith...then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.

Why Join

All Catholic men in good standing are welcome! You do not have to be a member of Holy Cross to join but you do have to be a member of the Diocese of Rochester. Please contact Mr. Tommy Plantone at 317-9212 for more information.
 

Ministry & Volunteering

Opportunities that involve prayers, professional expertise and physical labor in support of parish activities and the greater community. We ask each parishioner to pray and discern what God is asking of you. He only asks us to do what we do best in service to our parish and each other.

The Family Zone. This is an interactive newsletter that has live links to YouTube videos and webpages. It also includes PDFs to print out, prayers, recipes, ways to get physically moving, and creative crafts. It takes parents directly to online sites they can use, themselves, to be the primary formators of their children’s faith. The Family Zone also includes links for parents—online ways to nurture yourself with prayer time at your convenience.

 

Youth

We all want to feel needed and valued. Our young people have this same need. Keeping this community of believers involved is a task to which we are all called. They seek a community where their needs are met and where they feel they belong.

 

 

Holy Cross Principal Search

Dear Members of our Holy Cross community,

Fr. Bill Coffas, pastor, Fr. Joseph Martuscello, and members of the Listening Committee (representing Holy Cross parents, teachers, and parishioners) are seeking your input as we look to select a new principal for our school. While we will expect a strong working knowledge of the New York State curriculum and best practices in educational administration in any candidate, we would also like to know what other qualities or experiences you believe are important in a principal.

To that end, we ask that you complete this brief survey at your earliest convenience.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesYjP41c-4y4q1hEw1WSlbvX70UkZupbS3LcrYREo-9wVj8Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

 

Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School is a vital part of our Parish and carries out our mission to teach our young about Christ. As a Parish, we have a heritage of over a hundred years of Catholic School Education, rich in the practice of Faith and the values of Jesus.

 


MISSION STATEMENT: Our Eucharistic Community at Holy Cross welcomes all to faith in Jesus Christ and nurtures their growth, celebrates and demonstrates God’s presence in our communities, and sends forth all to serve God and each other as guided by the Holy Spirit.