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

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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. 

 

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. 

 

Coming Soon…Beginning Sunday, March 7

Has COVID-19 taken a toll on YOUR faith? Are YOU  looking for answers? Are YOU looking for meaning and purpose in YOUR life? YOU are not alone.

Come join us in the Holy Cross Parish Center every Sunday from 9:00 – 9:30 AM to watch a video to search and find what YOUR heart is looking for. A new video will be presented between the 8:00 AM and 10 AM Masses every Sunday – Stay after Mass or come early! All are welcome!

Please invite YOUR family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith!  The videos presented will give YOU reason to believe, strengthening YOUR faith, and giving YOU the Hope to persevere in YOUR journey of faith.

“Always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.”  1 Peter 3:15

First series showing: The Search by Chris Stefanick          

The Search leads people to the deepest questions of the human heart, exploring the meaning and purpose of life with a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating approach.

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Sunday Night Lent

—Via Zoom at 7:00 PM

Five evenings, each is 45-60 minutes in length. Your Host: Ed DiPonzio

#2: Sunday,March 7, Stations of the Cross led by 6th grade Students

The Zoom information for each evening is Meeting ID: 967 8129 4052

Passcode: 059009

Details for other evenings to follow.

Questions? Please contact Ed DiPonzio at 585-370-3940 (evenings) or ediponz@gmail.com.

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Annual St Joseph's Table

Sunday, March 14

Due to Covid 19, we are unable to celebrate in our usual way. Join us at either the 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM Mass. Following each Mass, parishioners who want to  participate, will depart via the Parish Center foyer and be handed a take-out bag with blessed, individually wrapped St Joseph Bread, an orange, and a holy card.                    

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Mass Book Now Open for Intention Requests for January 2021 through April 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.

 

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/

Rite of Election

Our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates at Sacred Heart Cathedral Sunday, February, 21, following the Rite of Election.

Please keep the following folks in your prayers: Front Row Bernardo Amato, Serafina Amato, Sarah Jelfo, Patti Hoffman. Back Row Morgan Mannino, Christina Paczkowski, Luis Recio. Missing Charlotte Curran

 

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.

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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.

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: Peanut butter/Jam or Jelly/Toilet paper/Macaroni and Cheese/Crackers/Canned fruit/Cereal.

Upcoming Easter Food Baskets

Holy Cross Parish will be giving Easter Food “Baskets” to those that are food insecure. Delivery will take place on   Sunday, March 28.

The following items are needed: Boxed Potatoes/Gravy/Applesauce/Canned vegetables/Soup/Muffin mix/Coffee with filters/Tea bags/Canned pie filling (Lemon, cherry or apple).

If you are willing to donate a ham, please contact Jeanne Marie at 227-5124.

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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Anyone interested in becoming a Knight or would like to volunteer to take a shift and help sanitize after Mass, funerals, weddings, and baptisms, please contact Tommy at 371-9212.

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.

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