As I Walk This Way
February 21, 2021
As I converse with many of you, I hear similar questions. I have developed a list of responses to explain the direction of our two parishes, Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows. Please join me in sharing this information among your family and friends. Please share with me other questions you may have and I will do my best to respond. I also invite all the members of our two parishes to continue to work together in building a Bridge to Christ. In Christ,
Fr. William G. Coffas, Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows + Holy Cross
When did we become two parishes that are clustered?
A. In spring of 2020 Bishop Matano appointed Fr. Coffas the pastor of Holy Cross Parish along with renewing him as the pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows. When one pastor is appointed to serve two parishes that creates a cluster.
Why do we need to cluster?
A. There are fewer priests to serve as pastors of parishes. Having a pastor lead more than one parish allows for a continuing of the Church’s mission. This arrangement is not new in our diocese and often has added vitality to the communities involved. For example, the majority of assignments that Fr. Coffas had previously, have been in clustered parishes. He has served in clusters of two churches, and up to as many as six churches spread out over an entire county. Although the primary reason to cluster is not financial, parishes that share clergy and other staff also benefit from reduction in payroll costs.
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Rite of Election
Our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates at Sacred Heart Cathedral Sunday, February 21, following the Rite of Election.
Please keep the following folks in your prayers:
Front Row: Bernardo Amato, Serafina Amato, Sarah Jelfo, Patti Hoffman. Back Row: Morgan Mannino, Christina Paczkowski, Luis Recio. Missing: Charlotte Curran
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.
Stations of the Cross and Fish Frys Offered in Our Area
St John the Evangelist, Greece
- Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:30 PM
- Fish Fry (Take-Out Only) from 4:00—7:00 PM; Variety of Offerings and sides for $11. Half portion for $7.
St Mark’s, Greece
- Fish Fry (Take-Out Only) from 4:30—6:30 PM; Curb service in front of St Mark’s Church; $12 for fresh fried haddock, french fries, coleslaw, roll, and cookie.
- Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:00 PM
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.
- Watch here for March Schedule
Operated in cooperation with Foodlink
Sign Up for Lenten Bible Study
Tune in to Sunday Night Lent via Zoom
Save the Date! Annual St Joseph Mass at Our Mother Of Sorrows, Weekend of March 20/21
This is the year of our devoted St Joseph! After all our weekend Masses, the church will be handing out take-out bags of blessed St Joseph Bread, and oranges for anyone who would like one.
Please join the Holy Family at either the 8:30 AM or the 11:00 AM Mass to honor our beloved St Joseph. All are welcome, and there is always a place for you here!
May God Bless each of you!
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 January through April 2021
Mass Book OPENS on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 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.