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

January 17, 2021

As I Walk This Way”

Dear Parishioners,

As I write this article, I would like to thank everyone in our two parishes for all the help that was given in order to celebrate the Christmas season. Many people helped to set up, decorate, serve, welcome, and clean our two beautiful churches for the Christmas celebrations. Thank you to all the people who served at the various liturgies and those who maintained our sanctuaries, as well as those who live- streamed the Masses and those who provided such beautiful Music. And a special thank you to all the many volunteers who welcomed guests to our two food pantry’s and managed the Christmas basket distribution. Thank you to all who coordinated our gifts programs for those who are in need. May the Lord bless you all and all those for whom this outreach was a blessing. And finely I wish to thank our amazing lay staff and clergy who worked so hard to make this Christmas such a beautiful celebration. Thank you to all!

Following the custom that some parishes follow throughout the world, especially in Europe and the Holy Land, our two churches will remain decorated for Christmas until the Feast o the Presentation of the Lord. This practice is rarely followed in the United States; however, it seems fitting to keep up the decorations that remind us that God is Immanuel, God is with us. Following the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on February 2 our decorations will be taken down and carefully stored away. Then in two weeks’ time we begin the Holy Season of Lent on Wed., February 17.

I wish to thank our advertising partners who generously sponsor our bulletin. Since it is important to shop local please consider supporting their business. This bulletin is the first one we have shared for our cluster of Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows. This publication and those in the future will help us to learn about the events in our two parishes and to support each other on the pilgrimage of faith. My prayer is that we continue to share the gifts the Lord has given us as we build  a bridge to Christ. Blessings to all!

In Christ,

Fr. William G. Coffas, VF,

Pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows +Holy Cross  

Diocesan Public Policy Weekend

My dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I am writing to encourage your participation in the annual public policy weekend that highlights are advocacy in support of a particular legilative initiative. I ask that you offer your personal support this year for Nourish New York

Read More from Bishop Salvatore Matano…

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard! In particular, it has focused a spotlight on two vulnerable groups in New York State: Farmers and our neighbors who are food insecure – many newly hungry due to job losses caused by the pandemic. We are called to help!

Learn more, and sign the petition in support of NOURISH NEW YORK at https://www.dor.org/petition/

For more state-wide Catholic action, visit the New York State Catholic Conference’s Catholic Action Network at www.nyscatholic.org/action-center. There you can see all the active alerts and register for updates. You can also sign up for text alerts by texting CAN to 50457.

#DORPublicPolicy #Catholic #FoodInsecurity #Feedthehungry #CatholicActionNetwork



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 Mass Schedule

Saturday – 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.


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.

If we move to Orange

In the event that the Governor moves more of Monroe County to  Orange, and if Our Mother of Sorrows is included, our Masses will  be canceled. Masses will continue to be LIVE Streamed. The schedule of Masses May be adjusted. Thank you for your parience and understanding during these everchanging times. Please keep an eye on the news. We will be updating the message on our phone shystem to refelct any changes, as well as notices on Facebook. Our Mass schedule now includes an 8:00 AM Mass in the church.  All are welcome to attend.

As a reminder, Bishop Matano has suspended the requirement to attend Sunday Mass; however, if you’d like to fulfill this obligation, you may do so by attending any Mass during the week.

The church is open every day from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM. However, for the safety of our staff, the rectory office is closed. All requests will be handled by email, phone, or mail. Food donations are greatly appreciated and may be left inside the church doors.



St Francis Food Pantry OPEN

  • Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 23, 10:00 AM – Noon

5000 Mt Read Blvd, back of building

Pantry provides 3-4 Days of Food FREE to Families in the North Greece Area.

Operated in cooperation with Foodlink.


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 forand we will get back to you. See January 10, 2021 Bulletin for details and request forms.


For each 4 month period, a household is allowed to request 2 Masses. You can schedule 1 weekday and 1 weekend Mass or 2 weekday Masses. If you are looking to schedule multiple people, please consider combining family members.

Each household is allowed a total of 6 Masses per year.

Mass Book is Currently OPEN for  January through April 2021

Mass Book OPENS on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 for May through August 2021

Mass Book OPENS on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for September through December 2021

10/16/20 “Betty Lou Who” can request 1 daily Mass and 1 Weekend Mass or 2 daily Masses.
3/30/21 “Betty Lou Who” can request 1 daily Mass and 1 Weekend Mass or 2 daily Masses
7/27/21 “Betty Lou Who” can request 1 daily Mass and 1 Weekend Mass or 2 daily Masses


  • Mailin request Use the form below. Send in your request with your offering so on the day the book opens we can schedule your Mass(es). NOTE: Mail-in requests cannot be accepted without payment. Please be sure to include your phone number so we may reach you if we should have any questions.
  • Place offerings for Mass Intentions in the Collection basket at Mass Use the information form at right to leave the necessary information for the intention.
  • We are now able to allow for 2 separate Intentions at a Mass. This means, “Betty Lou Who” can request a Mass on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 8:00 AM and “Billy What” can request a Mass on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 8:00 AM.

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.

Thank you for your cooperation during this everchanging time! Please contact us with questions or concerns at MOS@dor.org or you may call the parish office and leave a
message at 6635432.

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.