Our Mother of Sorrows

There is a Place for You Here!

5000 Mt. Read Blvd.

Rochester, NY 14612


Parish Office Hours:

Wednesday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Parish Office

(585) 663-5432

July 3, 2022

“As I Walk This Way”

Dear Parishioners:

As I write this article I am looking forward to the priestly ordination of Aaron Kelly, set for July 2, 2022 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

By the time you read this, he will be Fr. Aaron Kelly and I have been honored to know him for several years. When he was just beginning to decern the call as a high school student, Aaron would travel from his home of Horseheads, New York for discernment gatherings at Becket Hall, where I was serving as rector at the time. I know that Fr. Aaron Kelly has many gifts of intellect and compassion that will serve our diocese for years to come. This weekend of the ordination is a great celebration for Fr. Kelly, his family, and the entire Diocese of Rochester. Please pray for vocations and encourage the young people in your life to listen if God is calling them to serve as priests, deacons, or members of religious communities. I would like to thank the organizers and the many supporters of

Terri Masters Golf Tournament! Your work and the memory of Terri will continue in the many lives you have touched over the years.

Happy 4th of July to all! Join us for 8:30 AM Mass on Monday, July 4 at Holy Cross. We continue to pray for our nation that more people will realize our utter dependence on God and that all human life will be celebrated as a gift, from conception to natural death. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of America, Pray for us.

In Christ,

Fr. William G. Coffas, Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows + Holy Cross 



Prayer for our Cluster

God Our Father,

Your Son, Jesus Christ, is “the way, the truth and the life” and His Holy Cross is the bridge of Mercy.

Help us, your servants to build a bridge of nourishment to the hungry, a bridge of comfort to the suffering, a bridge of welcome to the lonely, a bridge of collaboration to the our sister parish, and a bridge of faith to all people through Your Sacraments. For You live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Mother of Sorrows pray for us. +

Prayer for Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your holy Church. Teach them that to serve you is to reign: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of our young people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your kingdom upon the earth. Grant them the courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth and the Life, who live and reign for evert and ever.  Amen



Prayer Requests

Do you have a prayer request or need to pray for a special intention? If a parishioner calls the OMOS prayer line at 247-5912, the prayer intention will then be shared with a chain of parishioners who will pray for that intention.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

OR Click here to complete an online form.




An Invitation from the Legion of Mary

We would like to invite you to become a member of the Legion of Mary.

Please join us on Tuesday mornings after the 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. 

 See more details.

2022 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 at right for details and request forms.  Click here for NEW REQUEST PROCEDURES

Mass Book is Currently OPEN for May through August 2022. 

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.

Offerings for the Bread, Wine, and Sanctuary Candle

You can request these throughout the year. The offering is $15 for either Bread & Wine combined, or the Sanctuary 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.

Please Visit the Spirituality Corner on the Holy Cross Church website. It includes Reflections on Sunday Readings, Questions to Ponder, and Growing with the Gospel for Children.


A Note from Fr Coffas regarding Covid-19 Procedures for Masses

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.

If You are Watching Mass on Facebook 

To Follow the Readings: 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 while watching on Facebook.

Our Mass Schedule

  • Monday 8:00 AM Mass at HC
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS
  • Thursday 5:30 PM Mass at HC
  • Friday 5:30 PM Mass at HC
  • Saturday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS
  • Saturday, 4:00 PM Weekend Mass
  • Sunday, 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Weekend Mass
  •  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on the First Friday of every month.

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.

Reconciliation, Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

The church is open every day, 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM.


Prayer for The Eucharistic Revival  

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, nor adore, nor hope, nor love You.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended.  And, through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of sinners.

Our Lady of Fatima

“My flesh for the life of the world”

Learn more at https://eucharisticrevival.dor.org/


New Servers are always welcome to join the team at OMOS and HC!

Altar Servers at Our Mother of Sorrows: Teddy Witkoski and Declan Boeh with Fr. Coffas.

“Heart Speaks to Heart”

St. Francis de Sales

Heart speaks to Heart is a ministry of Holy Cross and Our Mother Of Sorrows  parishes for volunteers to connect with residents of nursing facilities, who may need to  hear a kind voice, offering words of encouragement and faith. Residents will be selected based on a process determined by activity staff of the following nursing facilities: Shore Winds and Latta Rd., West and East.

The process is simple. Volunteer’s will be given a name and address of a resident who acknowledged that they would like to correspond via the mail. The hope is that the correspondence which takes place will lesson the sting of loneliness and instill a greater sense of belonging.

Please prayerfully consider becoming a volunteer in this ministry. For further details, please contact Frank Kirchgessner at, fkirchgessner@rochester.rr.com.

Thank you.

“There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting somebody up”

John Andrew Holme    

Join Our Holy Rosary Crusade

We are praying for Divine Intercession to bring peace, hope, and the renewal of faith to those at war, to those suffering famine and human injustices, and for vocations  to the priesthood, deaconate & religious life.

Want to participate? Please pick up a bag (or just a pledge card). Complete the pledge card to be a faithful Crusader to “The Holy Rosary Crusade” at Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross parishes. Drop your pledge card in the collection. Thank you for joining us in this special prayer for our churches and the world.

We have 349+ members with pledges of over 4,000 decades per week!. Our Army is growing and on the move!



Don’t We All Desire a Peaceful World? The Blessed Mother Has a Peace Plan!

Public Rosary, the 13th of every month at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, July 13 Location: South/East corner of Long Pond and Latta Rd. (Park at bank parking lot)

Can you come? Can you spare one hour?

All are invited to pray the rosary together. Bring family  and friends to answer Mary’s call.

Questions? Call Eileen 305-6356.


Another SCAM email is circulating.        Fr Coffas will NEVER ask you to purchase gift cards for him. Please ALWAYS look at the address from which the email comes and compare to Father’s email address located on the back page of the bulletin.

Please DO NOT respond to any email supposedly from me asking for gift crds or money.

Fr Wiliam G. Coffas


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.

1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion

Faith Formation Update & Registration Forms

Our Mother of Sorrows office is open on Wednesdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

On the other days, our amazing ministry team will be responding to email and voice mail as they have been doing over the past year. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing team.

Funeral Planning

Funeral Ministry Request Line (585) 208-3422

Begin planning here.