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 April 18 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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Sunday, April 18 - Am I Saved?

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!

Episode 7—Why a Churchs?  Sunday, April 25

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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.

 

Return and Worship with Us Every Week!

If you knew Jesus would be somewhere, wouldn’t you go see him? Mass is the central, necessary activity of Christian worship.*

“This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Luke 22:19

Welcome to our newest members

(shown above with their sponsors, Fr Coffas, Deacon Joe, and May Jo DiNoto)

Our Neophytes at Holy Cross Church: Christina Asbery, Charlotte Curran, Sarah Jelfo, and Olivia Asbery Infant

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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.

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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.

Thank You!

Easter food baskets were filled and delivered to families, thanks to both Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross parishioners. We appreciate all of the food and monetary donations, including a generous gift from Neighbors in Need. We are also blessed with dedicated committee members who share their time and talent for this ministry.

Kathy and Jeanne Marie, Holy Cross Food Pantry

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

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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Recent Confirmation

Congratulations to the following youth for being Confirmed by Bishop Matano on April 7, 2021.Your faith is strong, and you are an inspiration to all of us!

From Holy Cross:

Reagan “Thomas” Bartolis; Owen “Xavier” Begemann; Kailey “Catherine” Besio; Isabella “Gemma” Coletti; Julia “Cecilia” Couchman; Lilly “Cecilia” DeFrees; Brennan “Anthony” Dornberger; Danny “Dante” Folwell; Carraig “Francis” Jones; Jasonna “Apollonia” Kelly; “Stephen”  Leonardo; Evan “Anthony” Lukus; Elisandro “Rocco” Maldonado; Eva “Clare” Meddaugh; Katherine “Francis of Assisi” Newhouse; Liam “Ignatius” Palmer; Logan “Juan Diego” Summers; Nicholas “Padre Pio” Young

See some photos in the Gallery.

 

The Family Zone, April 11. 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.

 

 

Spring Cleanup of Our Playground

Attention: Holy Cross/Mother of Sorrow Friends

Holy Cross School is looking for donations for the Spring cleanup of our playground. After two long winters and a pandemic, the area around the playground has lost a lot of the mulch that makes the playground safe and visibly appealing. There is a group from RIT that is willing to do all the hard work of cleaning and spreading the mulch but we  are in need of the mulch. If you are able to donate playground mulch or make a monetary donation for the mulch, please contact me at tj.verzillo@dor.org or the school office at 585-663-6533.

 

Holy Cross School is open for enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year!

We provide a flexible and welcoming educational experience for your entire family while keeping our focus on academics beyond standards, leading with faith, and motivating our youth to serve the community. At Holy Cross School, the safety of our children is our number one priority. We offer families flexible options for hybrid or fully-remote learning and we’re always looking for new families to join our community. Watch our virtual tour to learn more about our school and register to enroll today!

We are so proud to show this new video

highlighting our School. View it here: https://vimeo.com/ohdavidsoncreative/review/505108020/b05f32b4c5