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Be a Hero. Give Blood.

Blood Drive - Save the Date!

Hosted by Holy Cross High School Seniors,
Ari Nasca, Marni Williams, and Gianni Nasca
Thursday, August 18
2:00 until 7:00 PM in the Parish Center
Teens: Help us set up for this Blood Drive
at 1:30 PM in the Parish Center.

Please call 1800RED CROSS (18007332767) or visit
RedCrossBlood.orgclick Donate Blood in the top menu, click Find a Blood Drive under How to Donate and enter:
holycrosschurchrochester to schedule an appointment.

Maximize your blood donation. Help more patients. If you are an eligible type O, B-, or A- donor, consider making a
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Are We Living What We Are Receiving?

“Eucharist, God’s Gift To His People” 

Men’s Retreat . October 28-30, 2022

Notre Dame Retreat House 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY

At each Mass, Jesus reaches out to us through the Liturgy of the Word and     Liturgy of the Eucharist. Are we Living what we are receiving? Notre Dame      Retreat Team will offer Insights on how to prepare and understand the Mass, how to be part of the Mass and how to live the Mass. Come, join us at the Table—all are welcome!

For more information or to register call/email:

Notre Dame Retreat at 585-394-5700 or



The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

The Eucharistic Revival across the United States of America, began on Corpus Christi Sunday!

The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year movement to “renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.”


  • Foster encounters with Jesus through kerygmatic proclamation (the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ) and experiences of Eucharistic devotion.
  • Contemplate and proclaim the doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist through the truth of our teaching, beauty of our worship, and the goodness of our accompaniment of vulnerable persons and those living in poverty.
  • Empower grassroots creativity by parishes, apostolates, educational institutions, and movements.
  • Provide opportunities for all ages and groups
  • Embrace and learn about the various intercultural Eucharistic traditions that make our Catholic faith rich.

“My flesh for the life of the world”

Learn more at 








Ensure that the Church’s mission of Word, Worship, Community, and Service continues.

Pastoral Planning Task Force Update

The Charlotte/Greece/Hilton  Pastoral Planning Task Force met again on June 21. The task force spent time in prayer and faith sharing prior to beginning its meeting. The bulk of the meeting was devoted to discussing parish data compiled by task force members:  e.g., on each parish’s buildings and grounds, staffing, ministries, councils/committees, faith formation, ministry at hospitals and senior care facilities, fundraising, and new initiatives. We are actively working over the summer on objectives for this coming year. These will be finalized on October 4 when we will also determine how best to have open, honest, and transparent two-way communication with parishioners. The intent is to work through challenges facing our parishes collaboratively and as the Catholic Church of Charlotte, Greece, and Hilton. 

Members of the Task Force are the following: Holy Cross/Our Mother of Sorrows: Fr. William Coffas, Fr. Joseph Martuscello, Holy Cross: Joseph DiVincenzo, Ryan Snyder, Our Mother of Sorrows: Marc Boeh, David Witkoski, St. Charles Borromeo: Fr. John Firpo, Gina Reeder, David Steklenski, St. John the Evangelist: Fr. Peter Enyan-Boadu, Paul Parkman, Nick Verdino, St. Lawrence: Fr. Lee Chase, Steve Amico, Jeri Rombaut, St. Leo the Great: Fr. Joseph Catanise, David Jones, Barbara Surash, St. Mark: Deacon Frank Pettrone, Peter Blind, Kimm Wesley.





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