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2020 Monroe County In-Person Christmas Masses

The following list of in-person Christmas Masses for Diocese of Rochester parishes located in Monroe County was compiled from parish bulletins and websites. If a parish doesn’t have Mass times listed, it is because these resources were not available or updated, and information will be added to this list as soon as it becomes available. Mass times are subject to change, and Massgoers are advised to check parish websites for the latest information.

(Updated Dec. 15, 2020)

Brighton

*Our Lady Queen of Peace Church –  601 Edgewood Ave, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m.
*St. Thomas More Church – 2617 East Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 11 a.m.
To sign up for Christmas Eve Masses: https://olqpstm.flocknote.com/signup/25485
To sign up for Christmas Day Masses: https://olqpstm.flocknote.com/signup/26474

You can also make a reservation by calling the offices at 244-3010 or 381-4200. Once you have placed your reservation for the Mass you wish to attend, seating will be assigned based on the number of people in your group (family) and you will be seated accordingly when you get to church. This will help to maximize attendance to the best of our ability.

 

*Our Lady of Lourdes Church – 150 Varinna Drive, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

*St. Anne Church – 1600 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight and 9 a.m.

This year, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Anne Churches are taking reservations for Christmas Masses due to COVID. Make a reservation here.

Brockport

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary‚Äã – 152 Main Street, Brockport
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

To make a reservation, visit https://nativitybrockport.weshareonline.org/. Reservations required.

Charlotte

*Holy Cross Church – 4492 Lake Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. (Holy Cross School Gym – Not Livestreamed), 5 p.m. (in church) and Midnight (in church)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m. (in church)

Pre-registration is required. There will be an online registration option and a phone option. More details to come.

 

Chili

*St. Pius Tenth Church – 3010 Chili Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Reservations required online or by phone (585-247-2566) beginning Dec. 21, 2020. No walk-ins. 

*St. Christopher Church – 3350 Union Street, North Chili
Dec. 24, 2020 at  4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Reservations required for all Masses

Churchville/Scottsville/Caledonia

St. Martin de Porres Parish 
*St. Columbia Church – 198 North Street, Caledonia
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

All Christmas Masses will be held at St. Columba and will be limited to 80 people per Mass. Admission will be by reservation only this year. The only way to make a reservation is to call the office. No emails or voicemails will be accepted. 

East Rochester

*St. Jerome Church – 207 Garfield Street, East Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Christmas Carols at 3:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Each person attending Mass will have to sign up online. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Rectory Office at 586-3231 to sign up. 

Fairport

*St. John of Rochester Parish – 8 Wickford Way, Fairport
Dec. 24, at 3 p.m, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.
Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Reservation required for all Christmas Masses. Registrations can be made beginning Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. at stjohnfairport.org.

*Church of the Resurrection – 63 Mason Road, Fairport
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. (filled) and 8 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

*Church of the Assumption – 20 East Avenue, Fairport
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. (filled), 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. 

Reservations are required for all Christmas Masses. To register, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ea9a72aa5fa7-christmas.

Gates

*The Parish of the Holy Family – 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. (two separate Masses — in church and Parish Life center), 5 p.m. 7 p.m. (Vietnamese Mass) and 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m. (bilingual English/Vietnamese Mass)

Sign-up for reservations for Christmas Masses will begin on Monday, Dec. 14. You can access the sign-up by going to www.theparishoftheholyfamily.org and clicking on the Sign up Genius link or you may call the office.

*St. Theodore Church – 168 Spencerport Road, Gates
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Reservations will be required to attend one of our Christmas Masses. Click here to register.

Greece

*St. Charles Borromeo Church – 3003 Dewey Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 pm.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Reservations are required due to our limited capacity of 150 people per Mass. You can make your reservation by clicking on this link or by calling 663-8000 ext.1.  Reservations are due by 12/18 at noon.

*St. John the Evangelist Church – 2400 West Ridge Road, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. (No children’s pageant this year)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

*St. Lawrence Church – 1000 N. Greece Road, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m (already at capacity)., 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Register by filling out the bulletin form and dropping it off to the rectory, mailing it in, or dropping it in the collection tower. You may request as many tickets as you wish. Please indicate on the form the three Masses you would attend in order of your preference. It is first come, first serve. Tickets will be collected at the doors of the church. Once a Mass is filled, it will not be publicly advertised. 

*St. Mark Church – 54 Kuhn Road, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Christmas Mass attendance will be available through a pre-registration process securing “tickets” for each of the Masses. Tickets can be picked up before or after Masses in the Narthex.

*Our Mother of Sorrows Church – 5000 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at  4 p.m., 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Pre-registration is required. There will be an online registration option and a phone option. More details to come.

Hamlin

*St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church – 3747 Brick Schoolhouse Road, Hamlin
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Reservations only. Please call  or email parish office (585-964-8627 or seas@dor.org) with reservations.

Henrietta/Rush

St. Marianne Cope Parish 
*Guardian Angels Church – 2061 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. 
*St. Joseph Church – 1209 Rush West Rush Road, Rush
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. 

To register for Masses, click here. 

Hilton

*St. Leo the Great Church – 167 Lake Avenue, Hilton
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Reservations required for all Christmas Masses. Please register for the Mass you will attend; the sign-up sheet is in the Parish Life Center. 

Irondequoit

Peace of Christ Parish
*St. Ambrose Church – 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4p.m. and 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. 
*St. John Church – 553 Humboldt Street, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight 
*St. James Church – Brett Road, Rochester
Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. 
Dec. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

 Everyone is asked to sign up to attend any of the Christmas Liturgies.  Please visit the following site, enter Famiy name, and how many will be attending a particular Mass. All reservations will be tentative based on the status being improved at least to a “Yellow Zone”.
 

St. Kateri Tekawitha Parish
*Christ the King Church – 445 Kings Highway South, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. (Recorded Mass) and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m.
*St. Margaret Mary Church – 401 Rogers Parkway, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m.
*St. Cecilia Church – 2732 Culver Road, Rochester
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m.

*St. Alban at St. Cecilia Church – 2732 Culver Road, Rochester

*St. Kateri Latin Mass Community at St. Thomas Apostle Church – 4536 St Paul Blvd, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (English)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m. (English) and 11:15 a.m. (Traditional Latin)

 

Mendon

*St. Catherine of Siena Church – 26 Mendon-Ionia Road, Mendon
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Reservations required at https://saintcath.org/christmas-mass-reservation

Penfield

*Church of the Holy Spirit – 1355 Hatch Road, Webster
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

*St. Joseph Church – 43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

Registration opens December 15 and is required for everyone in your party; registration cannot guarantee a seat.The most crowded Masses at both parishes are 3:00 and 5:00pm on Christmas Eve; please choose a later Mass or morning Mass if you can.

 

Pittsford

*Church of the Transfiguration – 50 West Bloomfield Rd, Pittsford
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (livestream), 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight (Choir prelude at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24) and 10 a.m.

*St. Louis Church – 64 South Main Street, Pittsford
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m.,(filled), 5 p.m., (filled) 7 p.m. (newly added) and 10 p.m. (filled) (music starting at 9:30 p.m.)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Masses are by reservation only. Go to www.stlouischurch.org/signup to make reservations. 

 

Rochester

*Holy Apostles Church – 530 Lyell Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. (English) and 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (English)

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish
*St. Michael Church – 869 North Clinton Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 7 p.m.(Spanish)
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight (English)
*Annunication Church – 1754 Norton Street, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. (English)
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (English)

There will be no Christmas Masses at Our Lady of Americas

*St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish – 1124 Hudson Avenue, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. (English for both)
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight (Polish), 9 a.m. (English) and 11 a.m. (Polish)

Sign up for Masses is required. Call the rectory (585) 467-3068) or email magdalena.wnuk@dor.org with the name of the family, amount of people attending and mass preference.

*St. Monica Church – 34 Genesee Street, Rochester

Because of the spike in COVID-19 cases, St. Monica will not be having Mass in-person for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Christmas Mass will be livestreamed on Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYshY8Yf21rtt-eSrAyjlUg

The church will have a Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 20. 

*Immaculate Conception Church/St. Bridget – 445 Frederick Douglass Street, Rochester

Because of the spike in COVID-19 cases, there will be no Christmas Mass this year at Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget. 

Christmas Mass will be livestreamed on Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYshY8Yf21rtt-eSrAyjlUg

*Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph Church – 210 Pleasant Street, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight and 10 a.m.

*Southeast Rochester Catholic Community
*Blessed Sacrament Church – 534 Oxford Street, Rochester 
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
*St. Boniface Church – 330 Gregory Street, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 9 a.m.
*St. Mary Church – 15 St. Mary’s Place, Rochester
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. 
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Deadline to request seats is Friday, Dec. 4.

*Sacred Heart Cathedral – 296 Flower City Park, Rochester

Public Masses have been suspended. There will be no in-person attendance for any Masses on either Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.  

Spencerport

*St. John the Evangelist Church – 55 Martha Street, Spencerport
Dec. 24, 2020 at 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at Midnight, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Free Christmas Mass tickets will be distributed. “Walk-ins” or those expressing a desire to come to a particular Mass after all tickets for it have been distributed, will be invited to sit in overflow seating in the school gym. Holy Communion will also be distributed in the gym overflow section.

Webster

*St. Paul Church – 783 Hard Road, Webster
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Reservations are required to attend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass in person. To make your reservation, click here.  

*St. Rita Church – 1008 Maple Drive, Webster
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Reservations for Christmas Masses can be made starting on Tuesday, December 1.  Details here: http://www.saintritawebster.org/welcomeback.html

*Holy Trinity Church – 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster
Dec. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Mass reservations are required and instructions can be found at Sign-Up Genius. If reservations for these masses fill up, we will consider adding another mass. Each Mass has space for 200 people using social distancing protocols. Should you need any help in signing up please call or email Helen Sleeman 265-1616 or helen.sleeman@dor.org

As a reminder, the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended by Bishop Matano at this time. If you are feeling ill or are not comfortable attending Mass in person, please join us online at Livestream

 

 

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