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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  • Our Two parishes will continue to sanitize the Church following every Mass
  • 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 

As people come into the Church, they will be Welcomed and invited by the Greeter or Usher to select which section they will sit in. We have two sections of seating from which people may choose. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination. People will decide for themselves.

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. 

 

The Wedding at Cana

Sunday, June 20 - Part VI

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

 Seeing Jesus through the eyes of his mother and Mary in this way will change you forever.                                        

NEXT Sunday, June 27—Part VII Mary at the Cross

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Diocesan Patronal Solemn Feast Day Mass

THIS Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Cathedral

For more information: www.usccb.org/committees/religious-liberty/religious-freedom-week

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1st Annual Blessing of the Bikes

Hosted by the Holy Cross Stewardship Committee—Pastor Father William Coffas, Presider

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave

Click here for details

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Holy Cross Terri Masters Golf Tournament

The Holy Cross Terri Masters Golf Tournament is alive and well for 2021! The event is being held at the prestigious Locust Hill Country Club on Monday, July 12, 2021. The golf portion is sold out and at this time we are not offering a dinner only option as we did in past tournaments. But there are ways to participate and help Holy Cross School and the Terri Masters Scholarship. You can become a family sponsor or signup for other sponsorship options. Click above for more details on family sponsors, and for all other ways you can help go to: www.hcterrigolf.com.

Thank you - Team Terri

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Great Gigantic Glorious Garage Sale

We’re back at HC in early August! Exact times and dates coming at a later date! As you continue to do your spring cleaning, save all of your gently used to new looking items (instead of throwing out) to donate to our sale! If you’re willing to volunteer, please call/text Fred at 478-8811. Or if you’ve volunteered for him in the past he’ll be contacting you also.

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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.

 

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.

The GREAT GIGANTIC GLORIOUS GARAGE SALE

We’re back at HC in early August! Exact times and dates coming at a later date! As you continue to do your spring cleaning, save all of your gently used to new looking items (instead of throwing out) to donate to our sale! If you’re willing to  volunteer, please call/text Fred at 478-8811. Or if you’ve volunteered for him in the past he’ll be contacting you also.

 

Holy Cross Food Pantry

Given your generosity during COVID and the holidays, we thought you’d want to know that donations have dropped dramatically. Please consider continuing your help for those in our neighborhood who are food insecure. You are a blessing to them.

The following items are needed: Jello, Pudding, Canned Chicken, Crackers, Tea Bags, Cake Mixes/Frosting, Brownie Mix, Granola Bars, Powdered Coffee Creamer, Cereal, Shampoo. Thank you!

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. 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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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.

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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.

 

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.

 

 

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