Welcome to Holy Cross Church

Daily Worship Schedule for Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows

Mondays 8:00 AM Mass at Holy Cross

Tuesdays 7:30 AM Mass at Holy Cross

8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows

Wednesdays 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows        

1:00-5:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Cross

Thursdays 5:30 PM Mass at Holy Cross

Fridays 5:30 PM Mass at Holy Cross

Saturdays 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

IF We Move to Orange

In the event that the Governor moves more of Monroe County to Orange and if Holy Cross 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 patience and understanding during these ever changing times.

Please keep an eye on the news. We will be updating the message on our phone system to reflect any changes, as well as post notices on Facebook and our website. 


Proper Mask Wearing & COVID-19 CDC Screening Questions


Purchase Your Own Missalette

Our Advent Missalettes will be coming soon. If you would like to purchase your own for $3.00, please contact Mary Jo DiNoto in the parish office at 663-2244.

Leave your name and phone number and she will contact you with directions for a hands-free pick up.


Parish Center is Being Used for Overflow Seating during the 5:00 PM and 10:00 AM Weekend Masses

If you wish to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist on the weekend, but feel you won’t be able to socially distance yourself properly, we have provided overflow seating in our Parish Center for our weekend Masses. There is a TV in the room that runs our live streaming.  


Contact Tracing Mass Card

Beginning the weekend, August 1/2, you are asked to complete a Contact Tracing Mass Card found in the bulletin. The information on this card will be very helpful in the event the parish needs to notify you should a circumstance arise associated with Covid-19. 

Please, only one card is needed for those in the same household and you only need to complete the card once; NOT every week. The card asks you to indicate the Mass(es) you attend, and provide your name, and both your telephone number and e-mail address. 

Please complete and place in the collection basket. We  appreciate your help so that we may do all we can in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety should the need arise. Thank you.


There are regulations we MUST follow in accordance with the CDC and Bishop Matano.  Please see the list below.

  1. Masks MUST be worn in church at all times
  2. Social Distancing MUST be followed  Learn More...


The quality of our LIVE-Streaming of Masses has been greatly improved. Please join us again online. This is a great way to remain connected to Holy Cross. 

Click LIVE Streaming to view Masses LIVE.


Click below to see previously recorded Masses. 



Our Church is Open for Private Prayer

Wednesdays from 1:00 until 5:00 PM 

We certainly ask anyone who is sick/not feeling well that you not come to church in an effort to avoid the possibility of making others sick. You will enter through the North door of church or the Parish Center doors (the other doors will remain locked). There is hand sanitizer available when you enter and everyone is asked to use it upon entering. We ask that everyone be very conscious of social distancing—please stay at least 6 feet apart when in church. Let each of us remember this time is set aside for private prayer and to be respectful of each other, we ask that there be no socializing in church—just social distancing. 

Please NOTE: Holy Cross is NO longer holding Eucharistic Adoration on Saturdays at 8:00 AM.

We are bringing back the 8:00 AM Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. All are welcome!

Still open for Confession at 3:30 PM on Saturdays.


The Family Zone is an interactive newsletter that has live links to YouTube videos and webpages. It takes parents directly to online sites they can use, themselves, to be the primary formators of their children's faith. 


Mass Book Now Open for Intention Requests for January 2021 through April 2021

Click here for NEW Guidelines regarding Mass Intention Requests. 

Print this document for details and and to complete the required forms.

The Stipend for a Mass Intention is $10.

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.

Thank you for your patience and working with us to honor our loved ones who have gone before us.


Lenten Bible Study

On-line via Zoom                                      with Deacon Tom Jewell
5 Weeks beginning Monday, February 22, 2021, Monday’s 7-8:30 PM



Calendar and Upcoming Events

Parish Life is how we define fellowship at Holy Cross. It’s the many opportunities to share and enjoy God’s gifts of friendship and fun with other who share the same Christian values.


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


Our phones are still open so you are able to call and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  All calls should be to the Parish Office 585-663-2244 for quickest response. 

Our e-mails are still available and we will do our best to answer you as quickly as possible.  However, it is with sadness that I share, with such closings as school and office, we have had to furlough some employees.  Please pray for all affected by this pandemic in one way or another. 

May God Bless you and keep you and your families safe and healthy. Peace.


Who We Are

Holy Cross Church is a community, rich in talents, skills and gifts, and united in faith. We are a stable parish, fortunate to have a cross-section of ages including many who are second or third generation parishioners. Bring your gifts or your needs and you will find a hand to join with yours.

Funeral Planning

Funeral directors usually make contact with the church for funeral arrangements. Once this has happened, the families are encouraged to be involved in the planning of the liturgy. Contact Mary Jo DiNoto by calling the parish office at 585-663-2244.

Information about Children and Sacraments

Sacraments are joyous celebrations of your child’s relationship with Jesus! We are in the process of determining the best way to prepare for Sacraments in this year of Covid Health Restrictions.

If your child is interested in preparing for sacraments, please complete and return the registration form below or email elizabeth.cilano@dor.org or call 663-8000, ext. 1

Faith Formation Home School Study

Reconciliation Registration

Confirmation Registration

For preparation of Sacraments:

  • Children prepare and receive sacraments at their home parish where their family is registered and attend Mass.
  • Weekly Mass attendance in-person or on-line is an essential and spiritual part of your family’s faith journey!
  • Children need to be enrolled in either a Catholic School or be enrolled in Holy Cross Home-based Religious Education or another Faith Formation program.     
  • Children do not prepare for the Sacraments in their Catholic School classroom or in Religious Education. Our plan will include:
  • Textbooks, activities, and resources for children to complete with parents, guardians, or sponsors.
  • Children 2nd grade or older may be ready to prepare for:
  • First Reconciliation (also known as First Penance) First Penance information will be available in October 2020
  • First Eucharist (also known as First Communion) Preparation for First Penance must be completed before preparing for First Eucharist.
  • Students 8th grade or older may be ready to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation: This is the beginning of a 2-year process, with immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation taking place in the spring of the 2nd Formation continues throughout the two-years by attending religion classes at Catholic School or being enrolled in Holy Cross Home-based Religious Education. Confirmation information will be available in October 2020


Sacrament Preparation

God is actually present among us; we can see Him, hear Him, touch Him, and communicate with Him...in the Sacraments. A major responsibility of Holy Cross Church is to guide all parishioners with their preparation to receive a sacrament for the first time.

Online Giving Benefits

Online Giving: Is easy, convenient and safe. Allows you to give any amount, anytime from any device with Internet access. Puts all offerings at your fingertips to print receipts and track pledges.


Pantry in Need of:  Jam or Jelly; Canned Fruit; Rice; Canned Red, White, or Black Beans; Mac & Cheese; Coffee with Filters; Cookies; Pudding; and Toilet Paper.

Donations can be left in the Parish Center Foyer or at the North entrance of church when  the church is open for Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and Rosary. Thank you for your care and generosity.


We are in need of ushers for all the Masses, as well as folks to assist with sanitizing after the Masses. If interested and able, please contact Mary Jo DiNoto at 663-2244 in the Parish Office or via   e-mail at Mary.Jo.Dinoto@dor.org.