Welcome to Holy Cross Church

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
  3. There will be no use of books or missalettes; readings, psalm, Gloria and Creed will be published in the bulletin for your use and take home
  4. We can only allow 25% of our capacity or 100 to 125 people in the church proper; there will be overflow seating in the Parish Center where Mass will be streamed live
  5. There will be no singing with the exception of a cantor for the entrance and recessional hymns; all Mass parts will be spoken

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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.

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Click below to see previously recorded Masses. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/holycrossrochester?reload=9 

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Our Church is Open for Private Prayer

Wednesdays from 1:00 until 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 until 9:00 AM

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. 

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

 

OPEN

  • Tuesday, August 4, 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 13, 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Friday August 21, 3:00-5:00 PM

See Get Involved below to help keep the Food Shelf stocked.

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NOTE: Rosary takes place on Sundays at 7:30 AM and on Thursdays at 9:15 AM, both in church.

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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. 

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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.

 

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.

Dear Faith Formation Families,

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe and we want you to know how much we appreciate your patience during this stressful and uncertain time of Covid-19. You may have noticed some important changes in our Eastern Greece/Charlotte Parishes. Fr. William Coffas has taken on the responsibility of two Parishes and will now be Pastor of both Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross!  Fr. John Firpo will continue as Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo. All three of these Parishes are slowly opening with restrictions in place, following NYS and CDC protocols.

Learn More...

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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.

Please consider making an extra generous offering in your Easter envelope. We need your support to serve all of our people. Thank you!

 

Our Food Pantry is in Need of the following:

  • Sauce
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Jelly
  • Pudding/Jello
  • Canned fruit
  • Tuna
  • Instant potatoes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste

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Why You Should Become a Knight

If your interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, growing in your faith...then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.

Why Join

All Catholic men in good standing are welcome! You do not have to be a member of Holy Cross to join but you do have to be a member of the Diocese of Rochester. Please contact Mr. Tommy Plantone at 317-9212 for more information.
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Ministry & Volunteering

Opportunities that involve prayers, professional expertise and physical labor in support of parish activities and the greater community. We ask each parishioner to pray and discern what God is asking of you. He only asks us to do what we do best in service to our parish and each other.

The Family Zone. This is an interactive newsletter that has live links to YouTube videos and webpages. It also includes PDFs to print out, prayers, recipes, ways to get physically moving, and creative crafts. It takes parents directly to online sites they can use, themselves, to be the primary formators of their children’s faith. The Family Zone also includes links for parents—online ways to nurture yourself with prayer time at your convenience.

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Youth

We all want to feel needed and valued. Our young people have this same need. Keeping this community of believers involved is a task to which we are all called. They seek a community where their needs are met and where they feel they belong.

 

 

Dear Holy Cross School Families:

I am happy to announce that upon working collaboratively with parent, faculty and parishioner representatives and our partners at the Diocese of Rochester our new principal for Holy Cross School is Mr. Thomas J. (T.J.) Verzillo.

We welcome Thomas J. (T.J.) Verzillo as the new Principal of Holy Cross School. TJ grew up in West Irondequoit and is a product of the Catholic School system. As an elementary school student, he attended St. Thomas Apostle School and is a 1994 graduate of the Aquinas Institute. In his home parish of St. Kateri Tekawitha parish in Irondequoit, NY, he served on the Pastoral Council and acted as the liaison for the Parish Finance Council.
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Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School is a vital part of our Parish and carries out our mission to teach our young about Christ. As a Parish, we have a heritage of over a hundred years of Catholic School Education, rich in the practice of Faith and the values of Jesus.

 


MISSION STATEMENT: Our Eucharistic Community at Holy Cross welcomes all to faith in Jesus Christ and nurtures their growth, celebrates and demonstrates God’s presence in our communities, and sends forth all to serve God and each other as guided by the Holy Spirit.