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
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.
The Legion of Mary would like to start an evening group. Anyone interested should contact Joan Stanton at 663-0371.
OMOS Prayer Shawl Ministry
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 email@example.com for more information and the rehearsal schedule.
Pray for Peace in Ukraine
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
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
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
Open to All Teenagers in High School Friday, March 17
See more details here.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.