Sunday, 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Masses at Our Mother of Sorrows, 5000 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612
Tuesday 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows
Wednesday 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows
1st Fridays 12:00 - 3:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Mother of Sorrows
Saturday, 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows
Saturday 4:00 PM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows
The Rosary is recited every Tuesday at 7:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. At Holy Cross Church, the Rosary is recited every Thursday at 9:15 AM in the Parish Center and at every Sunday at 7:30 AM in church. Join us!
Under the guidance of medical professionals, we are asking parishioners to help us protect our most vulnerable members by respecting the following guidelines.
Masking: The wearing of face masks is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AND RECOMMENDED, but not required for those entering church. HOWEVER, the wearing of facemasks will be REQUIRED in the sections of church designated for social distancing.
Social Distancing: The halves of church that have been marked off for social distancing will remain in place. Those seated in these areas are required to keep their mouth and nose covered the whole time that they are in church.
Hand Sanitizing: We will continue to ask all those entering church to utilize the available hand sanitizer.
Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we navigate this difficult time.
Proper Mask Wearing & COVID-19 CDC Screening Questions
We have purchased missals for use during the weekend liturgies. Please take only ONE per family and bring it with you each time you attend Mass. Please do not leave them in the pews.
If you would like to help defray the costs of this purchase, we are gratefully accepting $3 donations that you can simply drop in the collection basket.
Copy and paste the letters: https://bible.usccb.org/ or scan the QR code from the screen. This takes you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web site which will have all the Daily/Weekend Readings. You will then be able to follow the readings along with the Live Streaming Mass.
Click below to see previously recorded Masses.
Saturdays, 2:30 -3:30 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows AND 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM at Holy Cross
Wednesdays from 1:00 until 5:00 PM
We certainly ask anyone who is sick/not feeling well that you not come to church in an effort to avoid the possibility of making others sick. You will enter through the North door of church or the Parish Center doors (the other doors will remain locked). There is hand sanitizer available when you enter and everyone is asked to use it upon entering. We ask that everyone be very conscious of social distancing—please stay at least 6 feet apart when in church. Let each of us remember this time is set aside for private prayer and to be respectful of each other, we ask that there be no socializing in church—just social distancing.
Please do not respond to any requests like this. It is simply a scam.
ALSO Please note: the message below was recently sent out but is not from Fr. Coffas:
Let Me Know When You Are Not Busy Via Email.
Fr. William Coffas
Always check the return email address before responding.
Mere denial is not the goal of Lent, but a conversion through prayer, fast, penance, and almsgiving. We surrender ourselves to God.
Fasting and Abstinence Regulations
Lent and Holy Week Schedule of Actvivities
in the Parish Center THIS Sunday, March 26 - The Church - Acts of the Apostles
NEXT Sunday, April 2 - The Church - Acts of the Apostles
· Holy Cross on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
and Fridays following 8:30 AM Mass
· Our Mother of Sorrows on Wednesdays following the 8 AM Mass
· St John the Evangelist Church,
Greece on Fridays at 5:30 PM
· St Mark’s Church, Greece on Fridays
at 7 PM (live-streamed on their Facebook page)
Dynamic Catholic has donated a few books that are free of cost for our parishioners. Next week, April 1/2 (at both OMOS and HC), books will be available by the entrance of the church. They are first come first serve (supplies are limited). Feel free to take 1 book for your family. We hope you enjoy these very interesting books.
“Rediscover the Saints” Discover how inviting the saints into your everyday life will open your eyes to the amazing possibilities God has in store for you!
“Holy Moments” It’s time to let Holy Moments show you what is possible. It’s time to explore your soul-potential.
“Ask Him” Who is guiding your life? How is that working out for you? Is it time for a change? Are you ready to allow God to guide you in all things? Ask Him!
We invite you to join us in prayer through Holy Cross website or Our Mother of Sorrows Facebook if you are not yet comfortable attending in person.
NO Morning Prayer Services or Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday
Palm Sunday, April 1/2
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule
Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 4 at Sacred Heart at 6:00 PM
Holy Thursday, April 6 Live-Steamed
7:00 PM Mass at Holy Cross. The church will remain open for silent prayer following Mass UNTIL 10:30 PM.
Good Friday, April 15
2:30 PM Service at Our Mother of Sorrows
3:00 PM Service at Holy Cross
Holy Saturday Easter Food Blessing, April 8, at Our Mother of Sorrows at 11:00 AM
Easter Vigil, April 8
7:00 PM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows
Easter Sunday, April 9
8:00 AM at Holy Cross
8:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows
10:00 AM at Holy Cross Live-Steamed
11:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows
SAVE THE DATE! Holy Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 AM in Church at Our Mother of Sorrows
Join us as we offer this wonderful Polish tradition that is also accepted in the Catholic Church. The food, brought in by parishioners who want to participate, is blessed on Holy Saturday, and then becomes part of their Easter Sunday meal.
You are encouraged to bring any food you plan on having at your Easter celebration to be blessed. All are welcome!
There is no guide book for this session. Please bring a bible with you. We will be studying the book of Isaiah and interweave this with the continuation of the Eucharist, as well as weekly Mass readings. All are welcome!
The Stipend for a Mass Intention is $10.
Includes Instructions for Offerings for the Bread & Wine, and Sanctuary Candle
Parish Life is how we define fellowship at Holy Cross. It’s the many opportunities to share and enjoy God’s gifts of friendship and fun with other who share the same Christian values.
Every Monday at Holy Cross, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Every Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Calls will be returned within five business days. Thank you.
JESUS tells us to go and make disciples of all people; to seek out the lost sheep; to spread the“Good News” of the Gospel message.
Want to share the joy and peace that you experience through your faith? Have you been wanting to invite a relative, friend, or neighbor to join you? Now is the perfect time! Invite them to upcoming Lenten Programs; the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, Holy Week Services, or Easter.
to all who made our Combined Celebration of St Joseph at Holy Cross last weekend so beautiful!
A special thank you to each of you who so generously donated meatless dishes and the desserts, and a free-will offering of $508 to make our celebration and donation to Catholic Relief Services for the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria successful! We also wish to thank the many volunteers who helped make this year’s celebration possible.
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JESUS tells us to go and make disciples of all people; to seek out the lost sheep; to spread the “Good News” of the Gospel message.
Want to share the joy and peace that you experience through your faith? Have you been wanting to invite a relative, friend, or neighbor to join you? Now is the perfect time!
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