From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners

June 13, 2021

As I Walk This Way”

Dear Parishioners,

I want to thank all those who helped with the two Eucharist Processions last weekend. Someone shared with me that she had invited people to join us for the processions. Thanks be to God those invited attended Mass and participated in the processions. This was a beautiful way to invite people to once again come to Mass.

The purpose of a Eucharistic Procession is to symbolize the mission of the Church, which is to bring Christ into the World. In some processions there are four altars on which  the Blessed Sacrament is placed. This is a reminder of how, as disciples of the Lord, we are called to bring Him to the four corners of the world. Thank you to all for making this happen in both of our parishes.

Join us for the 5:30 PM Mass in honor of St. Anthony on Wednesday, June 16 at Holy Cross. The Mass will be celebrated in Italian by Fr. David Tedesche, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester who serves as a hospital chaplain. We are so grateful to Fr. Tedesche for his ministry in the health care field and for his willingness to celebrate the sacraments, even during the past year. With the COVID restrictions, priests could not get into hospitals to see their parishioners. When that occurred to me, I reached out to Fr. Tedesche. As a Hospital Chaplin he was able to offer the sacraments to so many in need. Following the 5:30 PM Mass on June 16 at HC we will process to the Shrine of St. Anthony for a special Blessing and prayers. The Shrine is looking so beautiful! Thank you to all those who have helped to restore and decorate it. I hope to see you at the Mass!

In Christ,

Fr. William G. Coffas

Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows + Holy Cross 

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