Welcome to Holy Cross Church

Monday 8:30 AM Mass at HC

Tuesday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS

Wednesday 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS    1:00 - 5:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at HC

Thursday 5:30 PM Mass at HC 

Friday 8:30 Mass at HC                    

1st Fridays 12:00 - 3:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at OMOS

Saturday, 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS.



Under the guidance of medical professionals, we are asking parishioners to help us protect our most vulnerable members by respecting the following guidelines.

Masking: The wearing of face masks is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AND RECOMMENDED, but not required for those entering church. HOWEVER, the wearing of facemasks will be REQUIRED in the sections of church designated for social distancing.

Social Distancing: The halves of church that have been marked off for social distancing will remain in place. Those seated in these areas are required to keep their mouth and nose covered the whole time that they are in church.

Hand Sanitizing: We will continue to ask all those entering church to utilize the available hand sanitizer.

Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we navigate this difficult time.

Proper Mask Wearing & COVID-19 CDC Screening Questions


NEW Missals Available

We have purchased missals for use during the weekend liturgies. Please take only ONE per family and bring it with you each time you attend Mass. Please do not leave them in the pews.

If you would like to help defray the costs of this purchase, we are gratefully accepting $3 donations that you can simply drop in the collection basket.

Click LIVE Streaming to view Masses LIVE.

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 along with the Live Streaming Mass. 

Click below to see previously recorded Masses. 




Saturdays, 2:30 -3:30 PM at Our Mother of Sorrows AND 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM at Holy Cross


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. 


Prayer for The Eucharistic Revival 

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, nor adore, nor hope, nor love You.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended.  And, through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of   Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of sinners.             

Our Lady of Fatima

“My flesh for the life of the world”

Learn more at https://eucharisticrevival.dor.org/


NEW Holy Cross Sunday Morning Video Series

THIS Sunday, June 26   ‘The Great Adventure: The Bible Timeline -  The Story of Salvation’ by Jeff Cavens

The Bible Timeline® Study Program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and gives you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven through Scripture. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.  

1. Finding the Story in Scripture (48:21)

NEXT Sunday, July 3

2. Early World – Part 1 Genesis 1–11 (50:50) 1st Half


Join Our Holy Rosary Crusade

We are praying for Divine Intercession to bring peace, hope, and the renewal of faith to those at war, to those suffering famine and human injustices, and for vocations  to the priesthood, deaconate  & religious life.

Want to participate? Complete the pledge card to be a faithful Crusader to “The Holy Rosary Crusade” at Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross parishes. 

We have 349+ members with pledges of over 4,000 decades per week!. Our Army is growing and on the move!


We ask that you join us in prayer for those who grieve: “Jesus because you wept, we know you understand. We ask that you hold the hand of those who weep. Help them continue to mourn well with great hope.

Please consider joining us for the next Grieving With Great Hope Program: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM, July 6 through August 10, 2022 in the Holy Cross Parish Center (Last meeting held in OMOS Chapel)

Information and Registration materials: In Narthex of OMOS and at the driveway entrance of HC. Feel free to contact Ann Marie Lagonegro 585-269-9456.


No Garage Sale This August

Thank you for your Understanding.


Celebrating 10 Amazing Years!

Join us for Dinner! Monday, July 11, 2022 Dinner ONLY Guests $50

Tickets still available but are going fast!

Amazing Raffles, Drinks, Dinner, Coffee & Dessert and lots of laughs! All at the exclusive Locust Hill Country Club.

Bring a group of friends, plan a special date night.  It’s sure to be an evening to remember. Wear your MOST festive Black & Gold attire!

There is still time for Sponsorships and Dinner Tickets!

Visit hcterrigolf.com


Mass Book Now Open for Intention Requests for 2022, May through August

Mass Book OPEN Tuesday, July 27, 2022 for September-December 2022.

The Stipend for a Mass Intention is $10.

New Procedure

Includes Instructions for Offerings for the Bread & Wine, and Sanctuary Candle


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.


Parish Offices OPEN

Every Monday at Holy Cross, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Every Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows, 9:00 AM  until 3:00 PM

Calls will be returned within five business days. Thank you.


@Holy Cross Church of Charlotte, Rochester New York

The Family Zone June 26, 2022 

Live the Eucharist

This summer we'll explore great ways your family can be the Hands and Feet of Jesus out in the World!

In addition, spend some time in prayer. Pray in gratitude for the freedoms we have and pray for those, around the world, whose freedoms are in danger.


Another SCAM email is circulating. Fr Coffas will NEVER ask you to purchase gift cards for him. Please ALWAYS look at the address from which the email comes and compare to Father's email address located on the back page of the bulletin.

Please DO NOT respond to any email supposedly from me asking for gift crds or money.
Fr Wiliam G. Coffas


Seven Parishes begin Pastoral Planning Effort


St Francis Food Pantry OPEN

See Our Mother of Sorrows webiste for details.


Invite Someone to Join Us at Holy Cross or Our Mother of Sorrows

JESUS tells us to go and make disciples of all people; to seek out the lost sheep; to spread the “Good News” of the Gospel message.

Want to share the joy and peace that you experience through your faith? Have you been wanting to invite a relative, friend, or neighbor to join you? Now is the perfect time!


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Victims of sexual abuse should always report to the civil authorities. To receive help and guidance from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, contact our Victim Assistance

Coor: Deborah A. Housel, 585-328-7177, x1555; Toll-free: 1-800-388-7177, x1555 or by e-mail to victimassitance@dor.org

Safe Environment Policy

Online Training for Adults

For more information, visit 



Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

Lord Jesus, born under the bombs of Kyiv, have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus, dead in the arms of a mother in Kharkiv, have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus, in the 20-year-olds sent to the frontline, have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus, who continues to see hands armed with weapons under the shadow of the cross, forgive us, Lord.

Forgive us if, not content with the nails with which we pierced your hand, we continue to drink from the blood of the dead torn apart by weapons.

Forgive us if these hands that you had created to protect have been turned into instruments of death.

Forgive us, Lord, if we continue to kill our brother. Forgive us, Lord, if we continue to kill our brother, if we continue like Cain to take the stones from our field to kill Abel.

Forgive us if we go out of our way to justify cruelty, if, in our pain, we legitimize the cruelty of our actions. Forgive us the war, Lord.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, we implore you to stop the hand of Cain, enlighten our conscience, let not our will be done, do not abandon us to our own doing.       

Stop us, Lord, stop us, and when you have stopped the hand of Cain, take care of him also. He is our brother.

O Lord, stop the violence. Stop us, Lord. Amen.

Composed by Archbishop Domenico Battaglia of Naples . Recited by Pope Francis at his weekly general audience, March 16.


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


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. +


 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

Please complete a registration form for each child in your family and return to Amanuel Malik either by e-mail or through regular mail.

Thank you,

Amanuel Malik Amanuel.Malik@dor.org & Donna Jacobi Donna.Jacobi@dor.org

Faith Formation (Religious Education) Registration form

First Communion Registration

Reconciliation Registration 

Confirmation Registration 


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.

Online or Envelopes

We thank you for your continued generosity through the use of your envelopes or online giving. Your support makes it possible for Holy Cross to share the Gospel and meet weekly expenses.

Thank you for sharing your Treasure with us!

Wills/Bequests/Memorials—Please Remember Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross Parish & School


“Heart Speaks to Heart”

St. Francis de Sales

Heart speaks to Heart is a ministry of Holy Cross and Our Mother Of Sorrows  parishes for volunteers to connect with residents of nursing facilities, who may need to  hear a kind voice, offering words of encouragement and faith. Residents will be selected based on a process determined by activity staff of the following nursing facilities: Shore Winds and Latta Rd., West and East.

The process is simple. Volunteer’s will be given a name and address of a resident who acknowledged that they would like to correspond via the mail. The hope is that the correspondence which takes place will lesson the sting of loneliness and instill a greater sense of belonging.

Please prayerfully consider becoming a volunteer in this ministry. For further details, please contact Frank Kirchgessner at, fkirchgessner@rochester.rr.com.

Thank you.

“There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting somebody up”

John Andrew Holme     


No Garage Sale This August

Thank you for your Understanding.

And Holy Cross Church is

NO longer collecting bottles and cans.

Please do not drop them off.  Thank you!