Welcome to Holy Cross Church

Daily Worship Schedule for Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows

Mondays 8:00 AM Mass at Holy Cross

Tuesdays 7:30 AM Mass at Holy Cross

8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows

Wednesdays 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows        

1:00-5:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Cross

Thursdays 5:30 PM Mass at Holy Cross

Fridays 5:30 PM Mass at Holy Cross

Saturdays 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows

Beginning Tuesday, June 1

the following adjustments to our daily Mass Schedule will begin, specifically: Monday 8AM Mass at HC, Tuesday 8AM Mass at OMOS, Wed. 8AM Mass at OMOS, Thurs, 5:30PM Mass at HC and Friday 5:30PM Mass at HC and Saturday, 8AM Mass at OMOS.

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Reconciliation

Saturdays, 2:30 -3:30 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows AND 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM at Holy Cross

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Proper Mask Wearing & COVID-19 CDC Screening Questions

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Parish Center is Being Used for Overflow Seating during the 5:00 PM and 10:00 AM Weekend Masses

If you wish to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist on the weekend, but feel you won’t be able to socially distance yourself properly, we have provided overflow seating in our Parish Center for our weekend Masses. There is a TV in the room that runs our live streaming.  

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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  Learn More...

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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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Our Church is Open for Private Prayer

Wednesdays from 1:00 until 5:00 PM 

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. 

 

Holy Cross May Day Procession to the Grotto

THIS Sunday, May 16 at 9:15 AM

We invite all our parishioners and their friends and families to join us for this wonderful Holy Cross Tradition.

Do you have, or do you know another 8th or 9th grade young lady or gentleman who lives life as Mary did - saying “Yes” to Jesus and always serving others with care and love? Nominate either a girl or guy or both by calling Donna Jacobi at 621-8133.

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Intro to Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Sunday, May 16 - Part I following the Procession to the Grotto

Join us in the Holy Cross Parish Center every Sunday from 9:00 – 9:30 AM 

An extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, this video series will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys...and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Jesus through the eyes of his mother and Mary in this way will change you forever.                                        

NEXT Sunday, May 23—Part II The Annunciation

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Church tradition calls for the wearing of the color red to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost.

Make this a spiritual day by wearing something red at whatever Mass you attend NEXT weekend, May 22/23.

 

The Family Zone May 9 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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Please fulfill your CMA pledge before Monday, May 31, 2021.

We are thankful to the parishioners who contributed to the CMA. Many thanks and may God bless you for your generosity!

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Mass Book Now Open for Intention Requests for May 2021 through August 2021

The Stipend for a Mass Intention is $10.

New Procedure

Includes Instructions for Offerings for the Bread, Wine, and Sanctuary Candle

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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.

 

Our sincere apologies for leaving out some of the names that had been submitted for “A Rose for Mom.” We understand that this was very disappointing and are so very sorry. 

The intention of the 8:00 AM Mass on Saturday, May 29 will be for all the Mothers whose names got summited for “A Rose for Mom.” Once again we apologize for this error.

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Q & A re: Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows parishes

Safe Environment Policy

CASE Volunteer Policy

Online Training for Adults

For more information, visit https://www.dor.org/safe/

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The office is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.  For all general questions and to request a Mass intention at Holy Cross, please call (585) 663-2244 or email Nicky.McGrath@dor.org.

Calls will be returned within five business days. Thank you.

Beginning on June 7, Holy Cross office will be open Mondays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. 

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 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.

Congratulations

to our 45 young people who received their First Eucharist last Saturday, May 8.

Casey Asong, Daniel Asong, Ava Joanna Barbone, Lena Marie Barbone, Caden Graham Barnes, Maley Mattice Barry, Carmela Brown, Gina Gemma Brown, Salvatore Mariano Cipriano, John Lennox DeRoller, Logan Travis Engel, Thomas Anthony Fackelman, Carsten Blakely Grann, Caleb Harrington, Malcom Hayes, Carter J Held, Joseph Terence Howell, Addison Kelly, Ella Jolie King, Quinlan Dougherty Krawczyk, Catherine Kucharski, Ella Lagnese, Aubrey Grace Lennox, Caden Alexander Marchione, Charlie Michel, Maddox Mroczek, Erin Hazel Orden, Violet Pilgrim, Wyatt Pilgrim, Shea Margaret Reddy, Brooklynn Josephine Sauers, Hunter Schultz, Melina Elia Sotomayor, Olivia Kathaleen Sotomayer, Nicholas Michael Speck, Mark James Stolte, Liam Oliver Summers, Kennedi Alexa Tellier, Christopher Trent Urban, Jr., Sami Theresa Ann Urban, Dylan VanCott, Ava Theresa Vanderburgh, Mia Vorassi, Aubrie Marie White, Dominic Wilson

Visit our gallery to see a few photos.

Information about Children and Sacraments

Sacraments are joyous celebrations of your child’s relationship with Jesus! We are in the process of determining the best way to prepare for Sacraments in this year of Covid Health Restrictions.

If your child is interested in preparing for sacraments, please complete and return the registration form below or email elizabeth.cilano@dor.org or call 663-8000, ext. 1

Faith Formation Home School Study

Reconciliation Registration

Confirmation Registration

For preparation of Sacraments:

  • Children prepare and receive sacraments at their home parish where their family is registered and attend Mass.
  • Weekly Mass attendance in-person or on-line is an essential and spiritual part of your family’s faith journey!
  • Children need to be enrolled in either a Catholic School or be enrolled in Holy Cross Home-based Religious Education or another Faith Formation program.   
  • Children do not prepare for the Sacraments in their Catholic School classroom or in Religious Education. Our plan will include:
  • Textbooks, activities, and resources for children to complete with parents, guardians, or sponsors.
  • Children 2nd grade or older may be ready to prepare for:
  • First Reconciliation (also known as First Penance) First Penance information will be available in October 2020
  • First Eucharist (also known as First Communion) Preparation for First Penance must be completed before preparing for First Eucharist.
  • Students 8th grade or older may be ready to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation: This is the beginning of a 2-year process, with immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation taking place in the spring of the 2nd Formation continues throughout the two-years by attending religion classes at Catholic School or being enrolled in Holy Cross Home-based Religious Education. Confirmation information will be available in October 2020

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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.

Pantry in Need of: Jello-Pudding, Canned Chicken,Crackers, Tea Bags, Cake Mixes/Frosting, Brownie Mix, Granola Bars

Your generosity is appreciated.

Your Holy Cross Social Ministry Committee

Donations can be left in the Parish Center Foyer or at the North entrance of church when  the church is open for Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and Rosary. Thank you for your care and generosity.

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We are in need of ushers for all the Masses, as well as folks to assist with sanitizing after the Masses. If interested and able, please contact Mary Jo DiNoto at 663-2244 in the Parish Office or via   e-mail at Mary.Jo.Dinoto@dor.org.

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We are in need of volunteers to make phone calls to  our fellow parishioners who we are missing. If interested and able, please contact Mary Jo DiNoto at 663-2244 in the Parish Office or via   e-mail at Mary.Jo.Dinoto@dor.org.

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Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Blessed Grimoaldo Santamaria, Council #17384

Open House & FREE Chicken BBQ

Meeting THIS Tuesday, May 18 at 5:30 PM    

Portside Pavilion-Ontario Beach Park

Learn informally about Why You Should Consider Becoming a Knight. No Cost & Ladies are invited as well!        

RSVP by THIS Sunday, May 16 to

tommyplantone@yahoo.com.   

Knights of Columbus Blessed Grimoaldo Santamaria Chapter #17384 Annual Charitable and Benevolent (C&B) Raffle at Holy Cross

Plastic bags containing the raffle tickets and a pen will be at  all church entrances. Kindly fill out the ticket stubs you wish to enter, add your $10 into the baggie, and drop into one of the baskets. Thank you for your support.

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.

Calling All Altar Servers!

Holy Cross church is looking for Altar Servers. If you are in 4th grade or higher and would like to server as an Altar Server, please call Mary Jo DiNoto at 585-663-2244 x104.  Fr Martuscello will be training and mentoring the servers, as he does at OMOS.

The Family Zone, May 9. 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.

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Faith Formation

We are all facing uncertainty with school, work, and daily life due to Covid-19. To provide Faith Formation in a safe way, we are offering a new home-based program. Our new model is based on the Sunday Mass Gospel Readings and has age-appropriate materials that a family can do together with all their children at the same time! Please follow the links below to learn more about this exciting new way to teach our children about the Catholic Faith and to register for 2020-2021!

Letter to Holy Cross Families

Registration for Home Study

Confirmation I Registration

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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.

 

 

Celebrating Holy Cross School, Our Beacon of Hope!

On Sunday, May 2, a special Mass will be held at Noon to celebrate Holy Cross School, it’s students and families, teachers, and administrators. This Mass will be concelebrated by Father Coffas and Father Martuscello. The students will lector, be altar servers, and the school choir will sing.

We look forward to celebrating Holy Cross School, our Beacon of Hope.