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,

I want to thank all those who helped with the two Eucharist Processions last weekend. Someone shared with me that she had invited people to join us for the processions. Thanks be to God those invited attended Mass and participated in the processions. This was a beautiful way to invite people to once again come to Mass.

The purpose of a Eucharistic Procession is to symbolize the mission of the Church, which is to bring Christ into the World. In some processions there are four altars on which  the Blessed Sacrament is placed. This is a reminder of how, as disciples of the Lord, we are called to bring Him to the four corners of the world. Thank you to all for making this happen in both of our parishes.

Join us for the 5:30 PM Mass in honor of St. Anthony on Wednesday, June 16 at Holy Cross. The Mass will be celebrated in Italian by Fr. David Tedesche, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester who serves as a hospital chaplain. We are so grateful to Fr. Tedesche for his ministry in the health care field and for his willingness to celebrate the sacraments, even during the past year. With the COVID restrictions, priests could not get into hospitals to see their parishioners. When that occurred to me, I reached out to Fr. Tedesche. As a Hospital Chaplin he was able to offer the sacraments to so many in need. Following the 5:30 PM Mass on June 16 at HC we will process to the Shrine of St. Anthony for a special Blessing and prayers. The Shrine is looking so beautiful! Thank you to all those who have helped to restore and decorate it. I hope to see you at the Mass!

In Christ,

Fr. William G. Coffas

Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows + Holy Cross 



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 Shawl Ministry

The OMOS Prayer Shawl group has been meeting since 2014, but sadly we’ve had to suspend our get-togethers  during the pandemic lockdown. However, many in our group have continued to crochet and knit shawls, lap robes, hats, scarves, etc. Many thanks go to Anne Sawyko who offered to be our chief delivery person of approximately 150 items. Winter wear was distributed at the St. Francis Food Cupboard and dozens of lap robes and shawls were dropped off at various nursing homes in Greece and beyond. Most recently, the Unity Living Center at St. Mary’s gratefully accepted our handiwork for some of their long-term patients on ventilators.

In addition, several ladies have created items to donate to individuals in need of extra comfort, good wishes, and  prayers. Since there is always a need for our creations, we eagerly look forward to the time when we’ll all be able to meet together at OMOS to knit, crochet, socialize and pray together. We are most grateful for all the time and talent in our group.


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.





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.



Diocesan Patronal Solemn Feast Day Mass

Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 PM

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano invites the faithful to the Diocesan Patronal Feast Day Mass of Saint John Fisher.

This Mass will begin Religious Freedom Week, June 22 – June 29, as the Diocese of Rochester joins all arch(dioceses) in the United States to “Pray – Reflect – Act” in promoting religious freedom. For more information: www.usccb.org/committees/religious-liberty/religious-freedom-week


St Bernard’s School of Theology & Ministry

Preview Day – June 18

120 French Rd, Rochester NY

Join us either in-person or virtually for our first ever Preview Day! Learn more about our graduate programs, certificates, courses, and overall formation opportunities as current faculty, staff, students, and alumni provide an in-depth overview of the student experience, financial aid opportunities, and continuing formation.

Tour our: · Chapel · Classrooms · Offices · Grounds · Student Lounge · Virtual Learning

Matt Brown, Admissions Director (585) 271-3675, opt 2 Learn More! stbernards.regfox.com/previewday2021




I want to let you know that I never ask for anyone to buy gift cards. Please DO NOT respond to and email supposedly from me asking for gift cards or money.

Fr. William G. Coffas

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.

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

Saturday, June 26, 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


Corpus Christi Procession 2021

The Procession of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi at Our Mother of Sorrows Church following the  11 AM Mass presided by the Very Reverend Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester, assisted by the Very Reverend William G. Coffas, our Pastor, Reverend Daniel E. White and Deacon Thomas J, Jewell, Deacon of the Word.

On such a glorious day, it warmed the hearts of many to be in Adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth, and the life.

Click here to see more images.



Special Memorial Day Mass in the cemetery at Our Mother of Sorrows Church

Remembering the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom today. Members of OMOS, Holy Cross church, and visitors to our faithful community gathered for morning Mass presided by our pastor, The Very Reverend William G. Coffas. Following the playing of Taps, Fr. Coffas blessed the graves of our veterans. Click here to see more photos.


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 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.

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.