Pastoral and Office Staff

Fr. John F Gagnier

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PASTOR.. A native of Rochester, our 13th Pastor grew up in Holy Redeemer Parish and attended its school. Several classmates at Aquinas Institute (1969) and Saint John Fisher College (1973) were natives of Holy Cross. Father Gagnier was ordained on April 28, 1978 at St Mary’s of the Lake in Ontario, NY. He celebrated his 40th anniversary here in 2018, after returning
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Fr. John Reif



RETIRED PRIEST. Father Reif joined the parish staff in 1999. Born in Rochester, he grew up in the Maplewood-10th Ward area. Attendance at Sacred Heart School and Aquinas Institute preceded his years of study at St. Andrew’s and St. Bernard’s Seminaries. Father Reif was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 1965. His assignments included
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Joseph Placious

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DEACON. Deacon Joe is a native Rochesterian who met his wife Natalie at their home parish St Andrew’s church in Rochester. They have two children, Joseph married to Jacqui, and Nicholas, along with two grandchildren, Xavier and Vincent. Deacon Joe was ordained May 21, 2005 and his first assignment was at Holy Name of Jesus
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Mary Jo DiNoto

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PASTORAL ADMIN. Mary Jo has been in Ministry since 2004. She began as Youth Minister, became a Pastor Minister then a Pastoral Associate, getting her education at St. Bernard School of Theology. In 2015 Mary Jo and her husband, Mike, moved from Webster, where she lived since 1991
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Mary Martell

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SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Mary Martell has been the Principal at Holy Cross School for the last 6 years. She is so proud of the welcoming, family atmosphere in the school and strength of the academic programs.
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Mary Toot

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR. Mary and her family have been members of Holy Cross parish community for many years. She has a Master’s in Education from Nazareth College, with a background as a Catholic School teacher and a mentor
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Donna Jacobi

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TWEEN/TEEN YOUTH MINISTER. I am a lifelong member of Holy Cross Parish. Married here and raised my family here. Volunteered for many years with sacrament preparation and faith formation. Learn More...

Office Staff

Nicky McGrath

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RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY. Nicky is available from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and can assist you with many issues or questions:
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Gina Hill

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OFFICE MANAGER/ BOOKKEEPING. Gina is our office manager/accountant. She works closely with the Pastor in managing the day-to-day financial issues of the parish including,
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Dan Leitten

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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE. Dan is the Finance Director for the Eastern Greece/ Charlotte Parishes of Holy Cross, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Charles Borromeo and St. John the Evangelist, Greece. He works closely with the Pastor(s) to oversee the overall practical financial condition of the parish
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Jennifer Ertel

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BULLETIN EDITOR. Jenny collects information, photos, and artwork, and prepares the bulletin for print each week.
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Our Parish Pastoral team assists in all phases of care and ministering to our parishioners. Office Hours are from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Call 585-663-2244. Office e-mail is rholycross@dor.org