The following parishes informed the Catholic Courier of their Lenten activities. Please consult the individual parish for more information. For more on Lent, visit CatholicCourier.com/lent2023
Catholic Parishes of Western Wayne County (St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Katharine Drexel Parishes) are having a Lenten Mission March 12-14. Father Romane St. Vil and Brother John Blazo, Maryknoll Missionaries, will be the presenters. Times, locations and topics can be found by at www.catholicparisheswwc.org
St. Benedict Parish will having weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent on Fridays at St. Mary Church (95 North Main Street, Canandaigua) at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 24. There will be no Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. On Wednesdays beginning March 1, there will be Stations of the Cross at St. Bridget Church (15 Church Street, Bloomfield) at 5:30 p.m. There will be no Stations of the Cross March 15. An outdoor Stations of the Cross at Notre Dame Retreat Home (5151 Foster Road, Canandaigua) will take place at 10 a.m. on April 7. St. Benedict Parish will hold evening prayer each Sunday in Lent at 4 p.m. at St. Bridget Church (Feb. 26, March 12 and 26) and St. Mary Church (March 5,19 and April 2). St. Benedict Parish will have additional opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration during Lent. Adoration will take place immediately following the 5:30 p.m. on March 4 and following 4 p.m. evening prayer on April 2 at St. Mary Church.
St. Patrick Church (115 Maple Avenue, Victor) will be offering Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 7, Stations of the Cross will be at 2 p.m. St. Patrick Church will be having First Saturday Devotion March 4 and April 1. On those days, Mass will begin at 9 a.m. and there will be Adoration after Mass until Benediction at 2:55 p.m. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration Tuesdays, March 7 and April 18 from 6:45-7:15 p.m., and Sundays, March 5 and April 16 from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
St. Peter Parish will be having its parish mission with Catholic speaker and evangelist Rocco Fortunato March 12-14 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Dominic Church (97 W. Main Street, Shortsville). On Fridays during Lent, there will be Stations of Cross. The schedule for Stations of Cross will be Feb. 24 and March 24 at 5 p.m. at St. Dominic Church (followed by a soup supper on both evenings), March 3 and 17 at 3 p.m. at St. Felix Church (12 Hibbard Ave, Clifton Springs) and March 10 at 5 p.m. (followed by a soup supper) and March 31 at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Church (12 Church Street, Phelps).
Holy Apostles Church (7 Austin Street, Rochester) will be offering a series on “Changes that Heal”, on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 23. The evenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be a session in English and a session in Spanish offered simultaneously each Thursday evening. The evenings will run through Pentecost.
Church of the Assumption ( 20 East Avenue, Fairport) and Church of the Resurrection (63 Mason Road, Fairport) will be offer Soup Supper Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Soup Suppers and Stations of the Cross will be at Church of Resurrection, Feb. 24, March 3, 10; and at Church of the Assumption, March 17, 24 and 31.
Church of the Transfiguration (50 W. Bloomfield Road, Pittsford) will be offering Monday Evening Lenten Prayer at 7 p.m. on Mondays starting Feb. 27. The prayer evenings will conclude on March 20. They will also be hosting a Biblical Walk Through Mass Bible Study at 10 a.m. on Sundays starting Feb. 26. The bible study will conclude on March 26.
Church of the Transfiguration, along with St. Catherine of Siena (26 Mendon Ionia Road, Mendon) will be having a Lenten Retreat with Janet Corso March 27-28. The theme of the retreat is “Slow Brave Work of Forgiven.” The first night will take place at Transfiguration, with the second evening at St. Catherine’s. Both evenings begin at 7 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena will also be hosting Saturday Mornings with Sister Barbara Moore beginning March 4. The theme will be “What are the bookends surrounding our Lenten readings.” The mornings will begin at 10 a.m. The series runs March 4, 11, 25 and April 1.
Holy Cross, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Charles, St. John the Evangelist, St. Lawrence, St. Leo the Great and St. Mark churches are sponsoring a Lenten Mission on the Eucharistic Revival with Bishop Salvatore R. Matano. The first evening will take place Feb. 23. It will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a session with Bishop Matano, followed by Benediction. The evening will be at St. Mark Church (54 Kuhn Road, Greece). The Feb. 24 evening will take place at Our Mother of Sorrows (5000 Mt. Read Blvd., Greecer) and be lead by Father Joseph Martuscello and seminarian David Cataline, who will share their vocation stories. There will be a youth vigil for vocation prayer service with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and rosary led by youth representatives, followed by Benediction led by Bishop Matano. Both the Feb. 23 and 24 evenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. The mission will conclude on Feb. 25 with Mass at 8:15 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church (2400 West Ridge Road, Greece). Bishop Matano will be presiding and offering the homily.
St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece will also be offering Stations of the Cross on Wednesday mornings following the 8:15 a.m. March 1-April 5, and each Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24-March 31. On Feb. 24, Stations of the Cross will begin at 5:15 p.m. due to the multi-parish Lenten Mission.
St. Mark Church, Greece will have a discussion on the book, “Holy Moments” by Matthew Kelly. Part one of the discussion will take place Feb. 26 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and Feb. 27 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., part two of the discussion will take place April 2 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and April 3 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The discussions will take place in the church library and participants only need to come to one of the dates for each part. St. Mark Church will also have Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7 p.m. starting March 3.
Peace of Christ Parish will be offering Stations of the Cross during Lent on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church (553 Humboldt Street, Rochester) and Fridays at 12:45 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church (25 Empire Blvd, Rochester). Peace of Christ will be sponsoring a Lenten Retreat/Speaker Series, March 20-22 at 7 p.m. The first evening will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church, the second evening will take place at St. Ambrose Church and the third evening will take place at St. James Church (130 Brett Road, East Irondequoit). The speakers will be Deacons Gerard de la Fuente, Alexander DeLucenay and José Rivera, who were ordained deacons in May 2022.
St. Anne Church (1600 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester) will be having a Lenten Retreat about Praying the Mass on Wednesdays, March 1-29 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The retreat will include a soup supper.
St. Christopher Church (3350 Union Street, North Chili) will be having Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 7, there will be living Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini will be having a bilingual retreat March 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church (864 E. Main Street, Rochester). There will be Stations of the Cross in Spanish (Viacrucis) Tuesdays during Lent at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church (859 Clinton Avenue, Rochester) and Thursdays during Lent at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Stations of the Cross in English will take place Fridays during Lent at 8:35 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. at Church of the Annunciation (1760 Norton Street, Rochester). The parish will be praying the rosary Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent at 9 a.m. at Church of the Annunication.
St. John of Rochester (8 Wickford Way, Fairport) will be having Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7 p.m. The parish will also be having a Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist program on Wednesdays in March, along with April 5 from 9 – 10:45 a.m.
St. Joseph and Holy Spirit Churches will be having a Eucharistic Revival Lenten retreat, “Called to the Supper of the Lamb, led by Father Bob Kennedy, March 6-8. The three evenings will be at 7 p.m. The first evening will take place at Holy Spirit Church (1355 Hatch Road, Webster) and will focus on Eucharistic presence. The second evening will take place at St. Joseph Church (43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield) and will focus on Eucharistic sacrifice. The third evening will take place at Holy Spirit Church and will focus on Eucharistic living. More information at https://holyspirit-saintjoseph.org/lenten-retreat. Holy Spirit Church will also host a soup supper at 6 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. There will only be Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. St. Joseph Church will have Lent Taize prayer March 13 and March 27 at 7 p.m.
St. Joseph School (39 Gebhardt Road, Penfield) will reprise their Passion Play March 24. The service will be presented for the school community at 1 p.m. and again for family and friends at 7 p.m. Both services will be held in St. Joseph Church (43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield).
St. John the Evangelist (55 Martha Street, Spencerport) will have Mass Fridays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. Following Mass, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7:05 p.m. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30-4 p.m. Evening prayer and Benediction will take place from 4-4:15 p.m. on Sundays.
St. Kateri Parish will be having Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church (445 Kings Hwy S). The youth will led Stations of the Cross on March 3 at 7 p.m. at Christ the King. A light dinner will be served prior at 6:30 p.m. St. Kateri Parish will participate in the Joe Kelly Series on Thursdays at 7 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Christ the King Church.
St. Leo the Great Church (110 Old Hojack Lane, Hilton) will be having Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 3 p.m. beginning Feb. 24. They will also be having a Mass, soup supper and speaker series March 3 and 24 at 5:30 p.m. Speakers to be determined.
St. Martin de Porres Parish will be offering a family Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at St. Mary Church (99 Main Street, Scottsville). There will be Stations of the Cross Fridays beginning Feb. 24 through March 31 at 7 p.m. at St. Columba Church (198 North Street, Caledonia); Thursdays beginning Feb. 23 through March 30 at noon at St. Mary Church; Mondays beginning Feb. 27 through April 3 at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning Feb. 28 through April 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Church (11 North Main Street, Churchville). There will also be an additional daily Mass for Lent Wednesdays at 6 p.m. beginning March 1 through April 5 at St. Columba Church.
St. Paul Church ( 783 Hard Road, Webster) is bringing back their Lenten Soup Suppers March 16, 23 and 30 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. All adults are welcome to take part in the parish’s Lenten retreat March 4 beginning at 12 p.m. Andrew Hoelperl, a theology teacher at McQuaid Jesuit High School, will be leading a reflection and meditation. There will also be time in adoration and an opportunity for reconciliation. The retreat will end with 4 p.m. Mass. Also continuing during Lent is St. Paul Church’s Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series
St. Rita Church (1008 Maple Drive, Webster) will be having a retreat on the psalms Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Deacon Richard and Rose Marie Lombard will lead the retreat. People can attend one or both sessions. Monday’s evening will include exposition and benediction, and the sessions will include fellowship and refreshments. On Tuesday evenings in March, St. Rita Church will be having its Soup Suppers. The evening will begin with a light meal of soup and bread at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation at 6:45 p.m. Speakers include Father Dan Riley from the Franciscan Mountain Community at Mt. Irenaeus, Sister Joan Sobala of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Father Tim Niven, pastor of St. Rita Church. Instead of a speaker on March 14, there will be a Taize candlelight prayer service. St. Rita Church will also have Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 23-March 30, and Guided Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in March.
St. Alban Catholic Church, a church of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter located at St. Cecilia Church (2732 Culver Road, Irondequoit) will be having Lent with Pope Benedict XVI on Fridays. The evenings will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a soup supper and talk on the writings of Pope Benedict XVI, followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m., Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, confessions and silent adoration at 7:30 p.m., and concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 8 p.m.
All Saints Parish (155 State Street, Corning) will have a Lenten series on five Fridays of Lent (Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24). The series will include adoration, benediction, a Lenten talk, Stations of the Cross and a Lenten supper. All Saints will also be having a Lenten series on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Wednesdays starting March 1 through March 29 from 7-9 p.m. There will also be Stations of the Cross at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays starting Feb. 24 through April 3.
Father Ed Palumbos, a longtime pastor and retreat leader in the Diocese of Rochester will lead the parish retreat for the parishes in Ithaca. The retreat will take place March 5 at 3 p.m. and March 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena (309 Siena Drive, Ithaca), and March 7 at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Church (375 George Road, Freeville)
St. Mary of the Lake (905 N. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen) will be offering Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each Friday of Lent from 7-8 p.m. St. Benedict Church (304 Speedway Road, Odessa) is having a Seder Supper March 18, following the 5 p.m.Tags: Monroe County East, Monroe County West, Ontario County News, Schuyler County News, Steuben County News, Tompkins County News, Wayne County News