Our Mother of Sorrows

There is a Place for You Here!

5000 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14612


Parish Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Parish Office

(585) 663-5432

 As I Walk this Way

Easter 2021 . April 25 . Good Shepherd Sunday        

Dear Parishioners,

Today is called Good Shepherd Sunday and marks the fourth week after Easter. The gospel for this weekend’s Mass John 10:10-18, remines us that Jesus is “the good shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep.” Jesus is the good shepherd—laid down his life on the cross. Through his resurrection he has given us eternal life. Each of us as members of the sheep flock are called to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ though a life of prayer and living as he taught. Today is also World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This reminds us that through our vocation (single, married, religious or ordained ministry) the love of the Good Shepherd continues to be offered to others.

On this day we also grieve the sudden loss of the Reverend George P. Heyman. Father Heyman was ordained a priest of our diocese on April 24, 1981 at St. Ambrose Church, my home parish, and currently was serving as pastor of Assumption and Resurrection parishes in Fairport. I knew Fr. Heyman from my youth and have been privileged to work with him on diocesan projects. Fr. Heyman would  frequently tell his two separate parishes that are clustered “We need to find ways to share our resources.” I see in Fr. Heyman a reminder of the Good Shepard who gave his life for the sheep. Please keep Fr. Heyman, his family and parishioners in your prayers.

May the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ continue to bless the many efforts of our two parishes to share the Gospel with others.

Blessed Good Shepherd Sunday to all!

In Christ,

Fr. William G. Coffas

Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows + Holy Cross 



Congratulations to the following youth for being Confirmed by Bishop Matano on April 7, 2021.Your faith is strong, and you are an inspiration to all of us!

Grace “Columba” Adams; Sabrina “Emily” Amerose; Christina “Catherine” Catherinie; Ella “Teresa” Clark; Logan “George” Cook; Eryka “Maria” Ellison; Samuel “Michael” Infantino; Amanda “Dymphna” Lozy-Lester; Owen “Joseph” Lozy-Lester; Angelina “Melangell” Natale; Anthony “Patrick” Natale; Joshua “Anthony” Nowacki; Megan “Elizabeth” Pendar; Madeline “Teresa” Pisciotti; Aundria “Amelia” Redden; Maria “Therese” Reinhard; Jonathan “George” Shaw; Justin “Cajetan” VanAllen



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There is a place for you here.

We’re so happy that you visited our page. We welcome those visiting us for the first time, and we appreciate all of the people of our parish.

Our site will acquaint you with our parish family and help you get to know us via the Web. Please join us to worship, visit, pray, volunteer, or come to an event. If you have any questions, please contact us at 585-663-5432, ext. 10 or send an e-mail to MOS@dor.org.


We welcome all newcomers and invite you to register as members of our parish family. We want to know each one of you personally. Please give us a call at 585-663-5432, ext. 10, or send an email to MOS@dor.org to make registration arrangements.

Our Mass Schedule

Saturday – 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Sunday – 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:00 AM


Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 PM


The weekend Mass from Our Mother of Sorrows Church is available to view on our Facebook page. Just click the blue button on the top center of this page, and you will be redirected to view the Mass.

As a reminder, Bishop Matano has suspended the requirement to attend Sunday Mass; however, if you’d like to fulfill this obligation, you may do so by attending any Mass during the week.

The church is open every day from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM. However, for the safety of our staff, the rectory office is closed. All requests will be handled by email, phone, or mail. Food donations are greatly appreciated and may be left inside the church doors. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on the First Friday of every month.


Thank You!

Easter food baskets were filled and delivered to families, thanks to both Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross parishioners. We appreciate all of the food and monetary donations, including a generous gift from Neighbors in Need. We are also blessed with dedicated committee members who share their time and talent for this ministry.

Kathy and Jeanne Marie, Holy Cross Food Pantry



Please remember to make payments to fulfill your pledge to the CMA before May 31, 2021.

Our Mother of Sorrows
St Francis Food Pantry

5000 Mt Read Blvd- back of the building

Food for families in the North Greece area.

Wednesday May 12, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Wednesday May 19, 1:00-3:00 PM

Saturday May 22, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday June 9, 4:00-5:30 PM

Wednesday June 16, 1:00-3:00 PM

Saturday June 26, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Operated in cooperation with Foodlink


Sunday, April 18

When the greeting “Peace be with you” is sincerely offered to a person, it can resonate very deep within, bringing comfort and reassurance. When someone possesses the power to bring peace, it brings us to a place of safety and fills us with joy. The resurrected Christ has this power. God can open our minds so that we can more fully understand the meaning of Sacred Scripture and God’s compassionate, loving, tender, and untiring embrace constantly present and offered to people throughout history. Without the anchor of truth that only God can provide, we can easily become startled and terrified at the sight of what life brings us. Being open to God’s offer of peace, we can turn away from old habits and short-sighted vision and experience the gladness and joy of God’s gift. Only then can what is wounded and broken be mended and reconciliation achieved. We are the resurrection witnesses called to proclaim the Good News.

2021 Mass Book is NOW Open

You can now book a Mass by calling the parish office at 663-5432 and leaving a message that includes your name, phone number, and the date and time you are looking for and we will get back to you. Click below for details and request forms.


Mass Book is Currently OPEN for May through August 2021

Mass Book OPENS on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for September through December 2021

Please NOTE: We are able to answer questions by phone, however we cannot reserve a slot for an intention until we have received payment either by mail or by envelop in the Collection basket at Mass.

Thank you for your cooperation during this everchanging time! Please contact us with questions or concerns at MOS@dor.org or you may call the parish office and leave a
message at 6635432.

Offerings for the Bread, Wine, and Sanctuary Candle

You can request these throughout the year. The offering is $15 for either Bread, Wine, or Candle. These requests must be submitted in writing with check or cash payment. Please include the following information: Person to be memorialized, your name, phone number and the date requested. If you would like an acknowledgment sent, please include the name and address of the recipient for the card.