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


There is a place for you here.

Our Mass Schedule

Saturday – 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 17 – Funeral Mass – 10:30 a.m. for Michael Schopp

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.

October 10-11, 2020

Priest: Let us turn to God in confident prayer,
asking for what we need to live as a holy people.

Minister: That God’s goodness will be a source of wisdom for all the members of the church,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

That God’s goodness will grant to us
understanding hearts,
that we may treasure his gift of life;
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

That God’s goodness will be a source of comfort
for those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

That God’s goodness will be a source of holiness for us as we walk in the way of the Lord,
let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

That God’s goodness will be a source of everlasting life for those who have died, especially James Calandra and Anne Healey,
who died recently, and for:

Saturday, 4:00 PM Robert Leicht, for whom this Mass is intended.

Sunday, 8:30 AM Richard & Mimi Fitz-Harris, for whom this Mass is intended.

Sunday, 11:00 AM Nicholas Rader, for whom this Mass is intended. 

Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer. 

Priest: God of wisdom and love, you know our every need even before we ask. Show us your goodness in answer to these prayers, so that seeking your kingdom may be our joy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



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.


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.  


Knights of Columbus

The knights of Columbus, council 3892, wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your assistance, and the wonderful support of OMOS parish. The BBQ chicken dinners sold out in less than 90 minutes with 250 dinners sold and delivered to cars in our drive-thru.

The KofC fundraising supports many Catholic and community efforts including:  Seminarians, Catholic schools, food shelves, coach for kids, homeless shelters, prolife commitments to pregnancy centers (including ultrasound machines). These are some of our local commitments.

Worldwide, the KofC supports disaster relief around the globe as well as Christians in the middle East and the Catholic Church everywhere. Without our parishes’ support, none of these things can happen.

God bless you all.

Rosary Coast to Coast

About 70 people gathered at the Holy Cross Grotto to pray the rosary on Sunday, October 11.  The pastor, Fr. Bill Coffas, led the Rosary with the purpose of joining Catholics across our nation and asking our Blessed Mother to intercede for the USA.  Those who attended brought their own chairs, masks, and Rosaries and practiced social distancing.  

Please continue to pray the Rosary, especially during October.



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 mary.jo.trenkner@dor.org to make registration arrangements.

There is a place for you here!

September 12-13, 2020 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
A Message from Fr. Bill

My Dear Parishioners,

This week, we celebrate our two feast days. On Monday, September 14, we celebrate the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and on Tuesday, September 15, we celebrate the feast day of Our Mother of Sorrows. These days provide an opportunity for us to reflect on the meaning of our parish names and to consider how Our Loving God died for us on the Cross and provided for us his loving mother, Our Mother of Sorrows. I am so honored to serve as the pastor of our two parishes and to get to know and minister to you!

The fact that our two parishes celebrate their feast days on two consecutive days reminds us that we share a common history. The founding pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows, Fr. John Maurice (1865-1929) desired that the two mission churches that he established depict the scene on Mt. Calvary. In that familiar scene, the Holy Cross is in the center with the Sorrowful Mother on one side and the beloved disciple St. John on the other. That is why the two mission churches established from Our Mother of Sorrows are named after Holy Cross (on Lake Avenue) and St. John’s (on Ridge Road). In some churches above the sanctuary there is a rood beam. On that beam the Crucifix is in the center with Our Mother of Sorrows and St. John on either side.

All are invited to join us as we celebrate our two feast days with holy Mass at our two churches. On the feast of Holy Cross, Monday, September 14, following the 5:20 PM Mass at Holy Cross Church, we will have the veneration of the Relic of the True Cross. On the feast day of Our Mother of Sorrows, we will pray the Rosary by the outside grotto of Our Lady at 7:00 PM. Please bring a lawn chair and mask for this gathering. In case of rain, we will pray the Rosary in the Church.

On another note, we have one emergency phone number for our two churches. In the case of a pastoral emergency involving death, please call our shared emergency Pastoral Care number at 585-333-0894. Please leave a message, and one of our priests will return the call as soon as possible.

May God Bless our local Church! May Mary who stood at the Holy Cross of her Son pray for us.

In Christ,

Very Rev. Wm. G. C. Coffas, VF