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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



Holy Cross School Scholarship Fundraiser

Blessed Grimwald Santamaria Council 17384 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MONKS' BREAD Scholarship Fundraiser

Knights will be in the Parish Center Foyer after all Masses on the Weekends of October 24/25, Oct 31/Nov 1, and November 7/8. A variety of Breads, Cheese Crisps,Biscotti, and Jam/Preserves are available. Pick up an order form, complete it, place in an envelope with your payment, and return to baskets located in church, labeled Knights Bread Sale. Please make CHECKS payable to:

K of C Council # 17384.

Last day to order: Tuesday, November 10.

Pick-up: After Masses on Sat, Nov 21 and Sun, Nov 22.

100% of the Proceeds Stay at Holy Cross!



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.




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