Our Advent Missalettes will be coming soon. If you would like to purchase your own for $3.00, please contact Mary Jo DiNoto in the parish office at 663-2244.
Leave your name and phone number and she will contact you with directions for a hands-free pick up.
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.
Contact Tracing Mass Card
Beginning the weekend, August 1/2, you are asked to complete a Contact Tracing Mass Card found in the bulletin. The information on this card will be very helpful in the event the parish needs to notify you should a circumstance arise associated with Covid-19.
Please, only one card is needed for those in the same household and you only need to complete the card once; NOT every week. The card asks you to indicate the Mass(es) you attend, and provide your name, and both your telephone number and e-mail address.
Please complete and place in the collection basket. We appreciate your help so that we may do all we can in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety should the need arise. Thank you.
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 below to see previously recorded Masses.
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.
Please NOTE: Holy Cross is NO longer holding Eucharistic Adoration on Saturdays at 8:00 AM.
We are bringing back the 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. All are welcome!
Still open for Confession at 3:30 PM on Saturdays.
Saturday, October 3 at 12:00 PM on the Convent Lawn in front of the Grotto
Please bring your family pet(s) and join us! Deacon Joe will be blessing the animals in honor of St. Francis.
Please remember to wear a mask (over your nose and mouth) and remain socially distant from others.
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.
Our 2021 Mass Intention book will open October 13, 2020 for January through April 2021 Masses.
Please watch for new guidelines regarding Mass Intentions. Our goal is to accommodate as many parishioners as possible by making these necessary changes.
Thank you for your patience and working with us to honor our loved ones who have gone before us.
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.
Statement from Bishop Matano regarding the death of Mr. Daniel Prude and renewing the plea for Prayer and Peace
Our phones are still 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.
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 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.
Life is filled with invitations! Sometimes these can lead us to totally unexpected experiences. So, we would like to offer you an invitation that may lead you to a life of peace, faith and hope.
Are You Thinking About the Catholic Faith? If so, please call Mary Jo DiNoto, at the Parish Office (663-2244 x104).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 663-8000, ext. 1
For preparation of Sacraments:
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: 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.
Our Food Pantry is in Need of the following:
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.
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.
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.
Lunchtime Aides – 10:30-1:30 M-F
P/T Administrative Assistant - 20 hours a week
P/T Art Teacher (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Please contact Mr. Verzillo at email@example.com or 585-663-6533 for more information
Holy Cross School 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
Thank you to Officers Masters, Muscato and Romeo from the Rochester City Police Department for joining us. Thank you also to the 6th Grade for representing the school. Special thanks to Father Martuscello for praying with us.
Reopening Plan Guiding Principle:
In every decision made throughout the planning process, the health and safety of our students, families, and staff will be our primary focus. This reopening plan has been developed using the most recent guidance for safely reopening schools in Fall 2020. This plan will be regularly updated as more information and guidance become available.
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.