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40 Days for Life Campaign

Fall 2020 Rochester Campaign

Do you think you can do more to end the scourge of                abortion? Take part in the Rochester Fall 40 Days for Life Rochester Campaign from Sept 23 through Nov 1. Through prayer and fasting embrace human life and promote the end of abortion. Volunteer to pray with your friends, in a peaceful vigil, outside of Planned Parenthood at 114 University Avenue. Visit for info and to sign up for prayer vigil times.

For more info, contact Rick Paoletti at (585) 489-9555 or



Desert Days

Notre Dame Retreat House will be offering “Desert Days” for individual men and women seeking a ONE DAY retreat alone with God. Our staff will provide materials to reflect on. You are also welcome to bring your own materials. Space and time will be given in order to read, reflect, respond and pray in solitude with God. LIMIT: 15 individuals per day

Wednesdays: September 23; October 14, 21 & 28; November 4;

Saturdays: September 26; October 3, 24 & 31; November 7

  • 9:00 AM Orientation • Noon - “bagged” lunch provided. • 2:00 PM - Closing gathering followed by Mass

Times for confession/spiritual direction will be given day of retreat

Cost: $25 per person (payable day of retreat by cash, check or credit card)

Register: Please call us at 585-394-5700 or email us at


Remember in Prayer

Remember in Your Prayers all those affected by the Coronavirus throughout the World.

Compassionate and Loving Father, In the face of confusion and concern impart to us the calm of Your presence. In You allow us to  find hope and healing.

Be with those who lead and give them Your spirit of wisdom. Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.

Wrap Your arms around our world, and hold us in Your love. Allow us at this time of trial to then serve as instruments of that love to all we meet. We ask this in Your name.


The parish community is asked to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.

Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate

The deacon is a man of faith, who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and  presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. A deacon gives witness to his availability to the community by addressing present and emerging needs of the Church.

The Diocese is inviting interested men of strong and active faith, who can demonstrate a record of service in the communities in which they live, work and worship, who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. They may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, Director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, at, for additional information.

A potential candidate must be at least 35 years of age and no older than 62 years of age at the time of ordination after a five (5) year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships and must have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry. Because the parish is the primary experience of Church for most inquirers, the parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.




COVID-Aware Chicken BBQ

Sunday, October 11, 3:00 PM until dinners are sold out!

Our Mother of Sorrows Parking Lot—Members of the Knights of Columbus will be cooking the chicken on site

Please come out in support of the Knights of Columbus, Council #3892 and to pick up a delicious dinner! Please wear a mask, follow the attendant’s directions, and stay in your car. Once you pay the wait person, you’ll receive your dinner and immediately exit the parking lot. 

Cost: $10 - CASH ONLY -  includes 1/2 Chicken, BBQ beans, mac salad, and corn bread.

For pre-sale reservations* please email Dick Dixon at     or call 585-621-4147. Leave your name and the number of dinners you would like.

No pre-event tickets will be sold in the church or at the Rectory office.

* Pre-sales are appreciated and will ensure we can have an adequate amount to meet demand. Please pre order and don’t be disappointed!







Mental Health Clinic

With the stress of schools opening back up, the constant stress that an election can create, and the ever-present struggles surrounding Covid, it more important than ever we take care of our mental health. Catholic Family Center is here to help.

Mental Health Clinic - helping individuals and families struggling with depression and behavioral health issues

  • Tele-consultations available
  • Medication-assisted therapy as needed
  • Easy referrals to housing, employment, financial assistance and more
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Services for co-occurring chemical dependency Intakes and assessments can be completed by phone.

Call 262-7000 to get started. General Walk-In hours:  Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 9:00 – 11:00 AM; Evening hours also available and all sessions can be completed by phone.

Visit | 87 N. Clinton Ave | Rochester, NY 14604


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