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


There is a place for you here.

Our Mass Schedule

A Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is scheduled for Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 AM. All are welcome to attend this Mass, although it is not a holy Day of Obligation.

Saturday – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.

All Masses will be celebrated in the church.

Confessions will be heard Saturdays on the altar from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The Church is open every day from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Priest: Gathered in this house of prayer,
let us call upon our God.

Minister: That the ill, the infirm, and the dying
may find abundant comfort in God’s deliverance,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

That all who worship here
may find welcome joy in God’s gifts,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

That those who have died,
especially Yolanda Paris, Bob Leicht, and Alba Dettori, who passed away recently,
will find everlasting glory in God’s salvation,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

And especially for:

4:00 PM   RoseAnn Rosica

8:30 AM   Richard Daily

11:00 AM   Anthony S. Munto

For whom this Mass is intended,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Priest:  Lord, with the persistence of the Canaanite woman, we boldly call out our needs,
for you always listen to the prayers of your people.

Grant us your generous blessings in Christ Jesus,
both now and for ever. Amen. 


On Wednesday, August 12, we had a very good day at the St. Francis Food Cupboard. We welcomed and served 54 cars and fed a total of 211 people. In addition, several generous donations of food were delivered.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and to all who have donated canned goods and paper products to keep the Cupboard fully stocked.

YouTube News

Bishop Matano will celebrate Holy Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at 7 p.m.. The Mass will be live-streamed on St. Mary’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6VMKllaV0o6wU8S9N6Umuw/  

Please join us virtually for this blessed feast day!

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


Our Gather Hymnals have been removed from the pews.  Mass readings and prayers may be found in the bulletin.

If you’d like us to mail the weekly bulletin to your home, please call the office at 663-5432, ext. 10, and leave your name and phone number. 


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 mary.jo.trenkner@dor.org to make registration arrangements.

There is a place for you here!


At both of our churches we are blessed to have the technical ability to share Masses on the internet. This ability allows
parishioners and many others around the world to virtually attend our Masses. 

While the system at Holy Cross has been up and running for some time now, the system at Our Mother of Sorrows was
developed just a few months ago in order to broadcast Masses during the time of quarantine.  These efforts of sharing the Masses on the internet are forms of evangelization, and through them the Gospel Message is being proclaimed to people who are not able to attend Mass.

With the social distancing requirements and the limited seating capacity in church, we are able to encourage people to watch Mass on the internet. In looking at the viewing statistics, it occurred to me that we have about the same number of people watching the weekend Mass on the internet as we have attending Mass in person.

At Our Mother of Sorrows, we are working to improve our technology by adding a professional camera system, which will provide a clearer picture and better sound quality. This would be similar to the technology we are using at Holy Cross.

While the equipment is important, the people who volunteer their time and knowledge is even more essential. I would like to thank everyone who volunteers on this effort of evangelization.  Our Mass Tech Teams include parishioners and staff members, and I am grateful to all.  The leaders of these two teams are Greg Hubbel and Terry Hancock at Our Mother of Sorrows and Fred Amato at Holy Cross. I would like to thank them and all who volunteer on this important effort of sharing the Gospel beyond the walls of our Churches.

St. Paul, Patron of Evangelization, pray for us.

In Christ,

The Very Rev. William G. Coffas, Pastor