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

March 19, 2023

All are Invited to Our

First Combined Holy Cross & Our Mother of Sorrows St. Joseph’s Table

THIS Sunday, March 19, 11 AM—2 PM in the Holy Cross Parish Center

The celebration begins at the Holy Cross 10:00 AM  Mass with a children’s procession and presentation of the St. Joseph relic, on loan from Our Mother of Sorrows, accompanied by the Holy Cross choir. After Mass, all will gather in the Parish Center for a blessing of our bounty before sharing in the wonderful food donated to honor St. Joseph.


THIS Wednesday, March 22, 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows

Pastoral Planning Task Force Update

Legion of Mary Auxiliary Members

You are invited to the Acies Ceremony NEXT Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd, Webster, NY 14580, at 3:00 PM.

For more information, please call Joan Stanton at 663-0371.

Legion of Mary gathers on Tuesdays, following 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of  Sorrows.


Learn More…

The Legion of Mary would like to start an evening group. Anyone interested should contact Joan Stanton at 663-0371.

OMOS Prayer Shawl Ministry

Learn More…

The OMOS/Holy Cross Prayer Shaw Ministry meets the fourth Wednesday of the month downstairs in the hall at OMOS from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. We will gather together on the following dates: March 22; April 26; May 24; June 28; July 26; August 23; September 27; and October 25. We do not meet in November or December.

Interested? Questions? Please call Alice at 227-5879.



Women’s Retreat – “Keep Hope Alive”

April 21—23, 20-23

Spend a weekend with women from your parish at Notre Dame Retreat House (Canandaigua, NY) discovering how to approach the future with great Hope!

Retreat begins Friday evening and ends Sunday morning. The retreat offers a wonderful opportunity to take a break from every day life and focus on faith and fellowship.

For more information, please contact Mary Beth Kutenbach at 227-6330 or Rose Hixon at 225-3045.

Or visit www.notredameretreat.org

Interested in joining our ensembles or becoming a cantor?

We would love to hear from you! Please contact Dr. Beata Golec at 585-201-2112 or beata.golec@dor.org for more information and the rehearsal schedule.


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.




Home Visitation Program

Interested? Please contact Jennifer Lozy-Lester at Jennifer.Lozy-Lester@dor.org for more information

Home and Nursing Home and Homebound Visitation Volunteers enjoyed a Thank You luncheon at Holy Cross.

Diocesan Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Update

Diocesan News Release Nov 3, 2022

Letter to the Faithful


Ministry Scheduler Pro Scheduling Software - Click to enroll

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 4:00 PM 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.


These next 6 weeks are different than the other 46 weeks of the year.  Mere denial is not the goal of Lent, but a conversion through prayer, fast, penance, and almsgiving. We surrender ourselves to God.

Fasting and Abstinence Regulations

Lent and Holy Week Schedule of Actvivities

USCCB Lent 2023 Calendar



Open to All Teenagers in High School Friday, March 17 

See more details here.


Diaper Drive

Walking with Moms in Need is hosting a diaper Drive through​ March 31. Collection boxes will be provided for the following locations:

  • Holy Cross Elementary School
  • St Lawrence Elementary School
  • Holy Cross Parish 
  • Our Mother is Sorrows Parish. 

Diapers will be distributed to each of our food pantries.

Learn more…

THIS Saturday, March 25, 5:00 – 9:00 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church Hall

Hosted by Fr Martuscello and OMOS Youth Ministry

Join us for 4:00 PM Mass followed by dinner, movie, and discussion. All Youth, Grades 6 – 12, from neighboring parishes are invited.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 22 to Cindy Lammes, OMOS Youth Minister at Cindy.Lammes@dor.org.

*Parents – Please note there are some graphic scenes that may be difficult to watch; your discretion on your teen’s ability to view is expected.

Liturgical Musician

The Community of Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows is looking for a part-time Liturgical Musician to provide music which is liturgically
appropriate for parish liturgies and other designated celebrations.

The Liturgical Musician is responsible for the playing (organ and piano) and leading the assembly at weekend liturgies and other services (e.g., weddings, funerals). Requires basic musical ability and knowledge of Roman Catholic Liturgy.

Visit https://www.dor.org/employment/liturgical-musician/ for details regarding duties and qualifications.

To apply for this job email your details to christopher.frontale@dor.org


HELP WANTED Team Player for Multi-Parish Finance Office

Our Multi-Parish Finance Office is looking for a team player to join us who has payroll, accounts receivable & payables experience. This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule and limited travel. Please email your resume to cbowest@dor.org.