From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners

December 3, 2022

"As I Walk This Way"

Dear Parishioners,

We are pleased and honored to have two guest homilists visit our community of HC+OMOS this weekend. Deacon Alexander DeLucenay and Deacon Edward Giblin will offer their reflections on the readings, and share with us their updates on their ministry. Their generous ministry to the Diocese of Rochester reminds us of the importance of the Catholic Ministry Appeal. We are making great progress on our two goals, one at HC and one at OMOS. If you have not made your contribution to the appeal yet, I encourage you to do so soon, so that we can reach both goals by this Christmas. Thank you!

This coming week we will gather with students from Holy Cross School and offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday. Prior to this Fr. Joseph Martuscello, Seminarian David Cataline and I have been visiting the various HC class rooms and teaching about the celebration of the Mass.

Whenever I visit our school at Holy Cross I am so impressed with our students and dedicated faculty and staff. The students share their Faith in Jesus Christ and respect for others. We are truly Blessed to have a school that forms disciples of Jesus Christ.

This coming Wednesday, December 7 marks one year since               Fr. Thomas Wheeland entered into Eternal Life. We are all so grateful for the positive impact he had on our lives and on our local community of faith. May he rest in peace. +

Join us for one of the Holy Day Masses for the Immaculate    Conception. Please check the list of Mass times in this bulletin.

Save the Date: “Finding Healing in the Presence of Christ” We will have individual confessions on Wednesday, December 21 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Holy Cross. This will take place during our regular Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We will not have confessions on Saturday, December 24 since it is Christmas eve.

Peace to you during these Advent days. Come Lord Jesus. In Christ,                       

Fr. Coffas,

Pastor of Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows


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