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

November 28, 2021

“As I Walk This Way”

Dear Parishioners,

It was so beautiful to join with members of Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows for our annual Thanksgiving Mass this past Thursday.

Thank you to our CME music group and to all those who helped make this liturgy so beautiful. Thank you to our joint Parish Liturgy Committee who helped plan for the Mass. It was great also to see the many non-perishable food items that will stock the shelves of our two, very busy, food cupboards. We are building a bridge of hospitality to our neighbors in need.

Today, Sunday November 28, we welcome at the 10:00 AM Holy Cross Mass, those who have begun the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Please keep them, and our amazing RCIA team who accompany them, in your prayers. Please also pray for the success for our joint Advent Mission set for NEXT Sunday, December 5. There may be a few seats available. I hope you can join us for this presentation that will help us to share our faith in Christ and help our church to grow.

Our Lady of the New Advent, pray for us. 

Fr. William Coffas, Holy Cross & Our Mother of Sorrows

Breakfast with Santa!

Saturday, December 4, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in Holy Cross School Cafeteria

Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children under 12): $15 . Seniors: $5 . Adults: $6 . Children: $5 . Children 2 & under: Free

Get your tickets

  • School and Religious Education classes may call Donna J at 261-5552 to request tickets.
  • Buy them at the door that morning.

All ages are welcome, so bring your friends and join in the fun!

Sponsored by HC Jr Hi Tweens

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.




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.



Are You Thinking About the Catholic Faith?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process where you can experience and immerse yourself in the Catholic faith community. It is an opportunity for questions to be answered, for sharing with others who find themselves asking similar questions, and for learning about the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. The process offers an environment of support and guidance as you discover how God is working in your life.

Is this process for you? Do you have a friend or neighbor who may be interested? If so, please call Mary Jo DiNoto, at the Parish Office (663-2244 x104). For both HC & OMOS.



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.

Go Forth: Embracing Missionary Discipleship

Sunday, December 5 at Our Mother of Sorrows Church Hall with Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP

FREE to Attend. *FREE Lunch Provided. Offerings are accepted.

Lunch*………..12:30-1:15 PM

Talk I……..……1:15-2:15 PM Encountering the Love of God in Christ Jesus

Break……..……2:15-2:45 PM

Talk II…………….…2:45-3:45 PM Communicating Jesus Wherever We Are

Break 2…………….3:45-4:00 PM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Commissioning Service……………..4:00-4:30 PM

Please Register as Seating is Limited. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 30.

How to Register for the Mission:

Visit holycrosschurchofcharlot.flocknote.com/signup/69909

Sponsored by Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross Parishes and the Knights of Columbus Council #3892 of Our Mother of Sorrows, St Charles  and St. John the Evangelist.











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!

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.



An Invitation from the Legion of Mary

We would like to invite you to become a member of the Legion of Mary. The Legion is a Ministry of Catholic Laity who serve through  prayers and works of mercy. These works include visiting the sick, homebound, nursing homes, newly baptized babies and saying the rosary with residents in nursing homes.

Pope Francis has asked us to be more aware of the spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters.

Please join us on Tuesday mornings after the 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows Church or call Joan Stanton at 663-0371 for more information.


Funeral Planning

Funeral Ministry Request Line (585) 208-3422

Begin planning here.

What is New in Church?

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.     

New Schedule Coming Soon!

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

1st Sunday of Advent

“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

Lk 21:27

The 2021 blue Advent Reflection books are in and now available to pick up at all the Masses; One per family please.

If you do not attend weekend Masses, there will also be books available during the week of November 28 when the church is open for Mass or Adoration.



Advent Giving Tree

As Our Mother of Sorrows parish prepares for Advent, let us be a bridge to our community and serve others through our Giving Tree Ministry. This year we are again serving individuals and families who are vulnerable and need some help due to disabilities and illness, loss of a job, and possibly resettlement in our community from other areas of the world. Please take a star and bring your gift wrapped with the star affixed by the weekend of December 4/5. In your package enclose a Christmas card and invite that person or family to celebrate Mass here at Our Mother of Sorrows. Let them know you are praying for them.


For Those who have already made a pledge/donation, we are very grateful!

Please fill out your envelope*, be sure to make your check payable to: CMA and put Our Mother of Sorrows, paris # 023. Return it as soon as possible.

May God reward you for your kindness and generosity and let each of us pray for the success of our efforts.  

*Can’t find your envelope? Find them at the back of church or you can pledge online at                                                 https://www.dor.org/giving/cma-contribute/

(No gifts to the CMA are used to satisfy legal fees or settlement costs associated with abuse.)

Please pray for the success of the CMA.

Check here for our progress.



Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus

Prayer of invocation to the Holy Spirit for an ecclesial assembly of governance or discernment (thus synodal)

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

Click here to learn more….


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 January through April 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.