Welcome to Holy Cross Church

Announcment Regarding Mass Obligation

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NEW Mass Schedule

Monday 8:00 AM Mass at HC

Tuesday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS

Wednesday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS    1:00 - 5:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at HC

Thursday 5:30 PM Mass at HC 

Friday 5:30 PM Mass at HC                     1st Fridays 12:00 - 3:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at OMOS

Saturday, 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS.

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  • Masks will be worn by all Ministers of Communion at the time of Communion.
  • Masks will be worn by those in the Sanctuary.

What is new 

We have two sections of seating from which people may choose. 

People select:

  • Social Distancing:

Must wear a Mask. (for non-vaccinated and vulnerable population – Keep Social Distancing.)

At HC the side chapel and Parish Center (PC) for (5:00 PM and 10:00 AM MASSES) 8:00 AM Mass PC is closed. 

OR

  • No Social Distancing:

There is the option to wear a Mask. (for vaccinated)

At HC the main body of the Church

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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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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. 

 

Click here to see parish events taking place in the school in August.

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The recent mailing sent out parishioners this week was an error. A New mailing will be going out this coming week. Fr. Coffas regrets any confusion that this error created. 

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"We Remember" Ecumenical Memorial Service

Sunday, August 1, 2:00 'til 3:30 PM

Click here for more details

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Great Gigantic Glorious Garage Sale

THIS Friday, August 6 - Sunday, August 8

Friday, August 13 - Saturday, August 14

Click here for more details

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Over the months of lockdown, did you find yourself reflecting about what is really important in life?

Find the answers and feel the peace in a fun, relaxed setting, at no cost (dinner included).

Tuesdays starting September 14, 6–8:30 PM, ending October 26; Retreat on Saturday, October 16 at St. John the Evangelist Church 2400 W Ridge Rd

For more information and/or to REGISTER online, visit stjohngreece.org/74.

Register by September 7.

Watch for more details. 

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Mass Book Now Open for Intention Requests for the remainder of 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.

 

Prayer for Our Cluster

God Our Father,

Your Son, Jesus Christ, is “the way, the truth and the life” and His Holy Cross is the bridge of Mercy.

Help us, your servants to build

a bridge of nourishment to the hungry,

a bridge of comfort to the suffering,

a bridge of welcome to the lonely,

a bridge of collaboration to the our sister parish,

and a bridge of faith to all people through Your Sacraments.

For You live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Mother of Sorrows pray for us. +

 

Meet Our New Seminarian

The Family Zone 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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SCAM ALERT:

I want to let you know that I never ask for anyone to buy gift cards. Please DO NOT respond to and email supposedly from me asking for gift cards or money.                         

Fr. William G. Coffas

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Parish Offices OPEN

Every Monday at Holy Cross, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows, 9:00 AM  until 3:00 PM

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

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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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 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.

Visit our gallery to see a few photos of our 2021 First Communicants.

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.

Knights of Columbus 

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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The GREAT GIGANTIC GLORIOUS GARAGE SALE

Within the next couple of weeks, Fred will be calling people who have volunteered before or have contacted him so far this year.

Click here for more details.

Holy Cross Food Pantry

We would ike to expand our availabilty for our neighbors in need of food. We can do it with your Time & Talent. If you are a parishioner at Holy Cross or Our Mother of Sorrows and you are able to volunteer a few hours each month,  please contatc us. God Bless.
Jeanne Marie, 227-5124 OR Kathy, 313-4025
 
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. 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.

 

CYO Soccer is Back!

2nd Grade-$25.00/3rd-6th Grade-$50.00

WE NOW HAVE ONLINE PAYMENTS AVAILABLE! PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT DEBIT/CREDIT CARD.

Sign-up dates

Saturday, July 31 9 AM-11 AM in school vestibule by teachers parking lot

-COACHES NEEDED-

We are looking for coaches for our 3rd/4th grade team!

Any questions or concerns please contact Kate Dolle’ at kdolle@frontiernet.net.

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End of Summer Bash!

NEXT Sunday, August 8 at St Lawrence

For Grades 6-12

Click here for more details

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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 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.

 

 

July 30, 2021 Updates

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

 

2020-21 Reopening Plan

Learn More...

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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.