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”

Dear Parishioners,

A few days ago, I looked out my window at Our Mother of Sorrows and noticed a woman taking a photo of the beautiful shrine in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. The volunteer Building  and Grounds team does such an amazing job of taking care of that place of prayer. Soon we will be putting up a railing on the platform of the shrine to allow for easy access and safety. We are also looking forward to the new (Our Mother of Sorrows) sign that will be placed in front of the flagpole. This will make  it easy for people to find the church. With delays in production due to the pandemic, the arrival of it is long awaited. However, we do not know for certain its arrival date. We are also waiting on the accessibility lift for Holy Cross Church. Recall that the 20-year-old lift was beyond the point of repair. Once again delays in production have caused a longer wait time. Not having this lift has made life much more challenging for all, especially for those who use it. We are all looking forward to the arrival and insulation of this lift. Pray God that will be soon.

We welcome to Our Mother of Sorrows this weekend our missionary, Sister Lorraine Burns, SSND for the annual appeal.  As she did last weekend at Holy Cross, Sister Burns will invite us to support the good work that the School Sisters of Norte Dame is doing in Africa. Sister Burns, welcome and thank you for your vocation in service to the Church!

This weekend at the Masses at Holy Cross we begin our Stewardship Appeal. This is an opportunity to consider how the parish we love relies on our offering of prayers and financial support. Katie Barbone is a parishioner, minister of hospitality as an Usher, and supporter of Holy Cross School. Katie will present her thoughts on the need to support our parish. Thank you, Katie, for your example of Stewardship!

Next weekend we will celebrate Grandparents Day in the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has called for this day to honor our Grandparents, near the feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the mother of Mary and the Grandparents of Jesus.

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. +



Greeters Needed

Greeters and Substitute Greeters are needed for service at the 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses at OMOS. Most scheduled greeters serve 2x a month. Substitute greeters fill in when needed and would serve, most likely, once a month.

This is a wonderful ministry to meet new people, and to get to know and welcome your fellow parishioners.

Please contact Maryanne Sutton at 698-7602 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.



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.




CYO Soccer is Back!

2nd Grade-$25.00/3rd-6th Grade-$50.00


Sign-up dates                                                                  Friday, July 23, 5 -7 PM in Holy Cross School gym            Saturday, July 24, 9 -11 AM in Holy Cross School gym        Saturday, July 31, 9-11 AM in school vestibule by teachers parking lot


We are looking for coaches for our 3rd/4th grade team!

Any questions or concerns please contact Kate Dolle’ at kdolle@frontiernet.net.


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 NEW Mass Schedule

Tuesday, June 1, the following adjustments to our daily Mass Schedule will begin.

  • 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 and 11:00 AM Weekend Mass
  •  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on the First Friday of every month.


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.

Announcement Regarding Mass Obligation

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

Offices to Open Slowly

We will be slowly and safely re-opening both of our parish offices. As always, facemasks must be used, and social distancing must be observed. Thank You!

On June 2, Our Mother of Sorrows office will be open 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.



Our Mother of Sorrows Prayer Shawl Ministry

Our OMOS Prayer Shawl group will be meeting for the first time in a year and a half THIS Wednesday, July 28 from 1:00 ’til 3:00 PM. Because of social distancing, we’ll be meeting in the Church Hall.

Our meetins are the 4th Wednesday of the month. We’ll be gathering the following dates in 2021: August 25, September 22, and October 27.  We don’t meet in November or December because of the closeness to  the holidays.

Over the months of lockdown, did you find yourself reflecting about what is really important in life?

Did you struggle to find peace in an uncertain world that created unique challenges for you?

These are questions worth asking.

Discovering Christ is fun, relaxed, and free.

Tuesdays starting September 14, 6–8:30 PM, ending October 26; Retreat on Saturday, October 16 at St. John the Evangelist Church

2400 West Ridge Rd . Rochester, NY 14626

Registration Begins August 1, 2021

Watch here for more details!

End of Summer Bash!

Grades 6-12

Sunday, August 8 at St Lawrence

Click here for more details


Mass for Peace

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What is New in Church?

As people come into the Church, they aree Welcomed and invited by the Greeter or Usher to select which section they will sit in. We will have two sections of seating from which people may choose. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination. People will decide for themselves. People select:

Social Distancing: Must wear a Mask. (for non-vaccinated and vulnerable population – Keep Social Distancing.) The two sections near old confessional: Sections 4, 5 (Near the Crucifix).

OR  No Social Distancing: There is the option to wear a Mask. (for vaccinated) Sections: 1,2,3

St Francis Food Pantry

5000 Mt Read Blvd- back of the building                  Food for families in the North Greece area.

Saturday July 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM          Wednesday August 11, 4:00-5:30 PM      Wednesday August 18, 1:00-3:00 PM          Saturday August 28, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Food donations are greatly appreciated and may be left inside the church doors.

OPEN: 2nd Wednesday of month,                        Third Wednesday of month                                Fourth Saturday of month                                          Operated in cooperation with Foodlink


Prayer for the First Word Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness, You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me. I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.

Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations. Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.
Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and wars ended.

Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even until the end of the age. Amen.

Violence Awareness Presentation

Monday, July, 26, 7:00 – 8:15 PM                        in Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Church is sponsoring an evening presentation focusing on Violence Awareness. Our speaker will be Sheriff Todd Baxter who will cover the following topics.

 The increase in violence that we are witnessing taking place in and around our community and some of the reasons for the rise
 What steps are being taken by law enforcement to curb the violence?
 How we as citizens can become more aware and cautious of our surroundings?
 What precautions can we take to increase our safety when we are driving, cycling, jogging or walking in our neighborhoods or in unfamiliar surroundings?
 What steps can we take to secure our homes and property?
 Internet security
 Question and answer time

The evening presentation will conclude with a prayer service led by Deacon Ed Giblin. All are welcome!

Meet our Pianist/Organist

Seth Dalton is the pianist/organist here at Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows. Seth is originally from Houston, TX, where he grew up in the music ministry at St. Ignatius of Loyola. He moved here to attend the University of Rochester, where he studied music and mathematics. He worked as the music director at the university’s Catholic Newman Community for three years before graduating in 2020. Currently, he is a staff  accompanist for the Greece Central School District. He is thrilled to now also be working as a pianist/organist here at Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows.

“We Remember” Ecumenical Memorial Service

Sunday, August 1, 2:00 ’til 3:30 PM

Click here for more details

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

Mass Book is Currently OPEN 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.

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.