Diocese of Rochester parishes offer Lenten activities - Catholic Courier
In 2021, St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mendon created a self-guided Shadow Stations of the Cross in its community center that featured painted, backlit panels. In 2021, St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mendon created a self-guided Shadow Stations of the Cross in its community center that featured painted, backlit panels. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

Diocese of Rochester parishes offer Lenten activities

The following parishes informed the Catholic Courier of their Lenten activities.

Finger Lakes

St. Peter Parish in Clifton Springs/Phelps/Shortsville will present Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lent: March 4 at 5 p.m. at St. Dominic Church in Shortsville, followed by a soup supper; March 11 at 3 p.m. at St. Felix in Clifton Springs; March 18 at 5 p.m at St. Francis Church in Phelps, followed by a soup supper; March 25 at 3 p.m. at St. Felix; April 1 at 5 p.m. at St. Dominic, followed by a soup supper; and April 8 at 3 p.m. at St. Felix. On March 19 at 4 p.m., there will be a Mass at St. Dominic for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, followed by a St. Joseph’s Table dinner and celebration.

St. Benedict Parish in Canandaigua and East Bloomfield is offering book discussion groups on various dates. Visit https://stbenedictonline.org/lenten-discussion-groups for more information.

St. Patrick in Victor will have euchartistic adoration from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 11, 23 and April 4. Youths will lead Compline at 7:30 p.m. March 27 and Stations of the Cross at 2 p.m. April 3. The parish retreat, The Art of Accompaniment, will be March 13-15 at 7 p.m.

St. Alphonsus in Auburn is participating in a project called 40 Cans for 40 Days. Parish families are being asked to donate 40 cans of food during Lent that will be distributed to the less fortunate in the community.

Monroe County

St. John the Evangelist in Greece will offer takeout fish fries from 4 to 7 p.m. on Lenten Fridays. Stations of the Cross will be held Lenten Wednesdays following the 8:15 a.m. Mass beginning March 9 and Lenten Fridays at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 4. A retreat will take place Lenten Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. on such topics as forgiveness and healing. Call 585-225-8980 for more information.

St. Kateri Parish in Irondequoit will have Quiet Time in Prayer at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays of March and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Lenten Fridays at Christ the King Church.

St. Monica in Rochester will have adoration on Lenten Saturdays from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the 4 p.m. Mass.

Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget in Rochester will have Stations of the Cross on Lenten Fridays at 6 p.m.

• At St. Christopher in North Chili, Stations of the Cross will be prayed on Lenten Fridays at 7 p.m., and there will be a Good Friday Living Stations at 7:30 p.m.

St. Paul in Webster is presenting a Lenten Reflection Series with speakers at 6:30 p.m. March 3 (baptism and confirmation with Sister Karen Dietz), 10 (the beatitudes with Sister Laurie Orman), 24 (the Eucharist with Father Robert Kennedy) and 31 (the Nicene Creed with Christine Kvam). The series will conclude at 6:30 p.m. April 6 with Stations of the Cross.

St. Leo in Hilton will offer adoration from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lenten Wednesdays and Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. on Lenten Fridays.

• On Lenten Fridays, St. Alban’s Catholic Church, which worships at St. Cecilia in Irondequoit, will have a soup supper and talk at 5:30 p.m., confession at 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m., exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration at 7:30 p.m., simple evensong at 7:45 p.m., and Benediction at 8 p.m.

St. Rita in Webster will offer drive-through pick-up fish fries from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Lenten Fridays. Preorders and prepayments are due by 6 p.m. on Thursdays at www.stritawebster.org. A discussion of the book A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege by Father Daniel Horan will be at the church and via Zoom on Lenten Wednesdays in March at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 at the church at 9 a.m. A Taizé Prayer Service will take place March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

• On Lenten Fridays, St. Louis in Pittsford will offer adoration and confession at 5 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. St. Louis School’s Stations of the Cross will be at 1:30 p.m. April 6. A blood drive will take place on Good Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. John of Rochester in Fairport will have Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Lenten Fridays and a Lenten Family Event March 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Cross in Greece and Rochester will present a mission on healing March 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Mother of Sorrows and 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross. A reflection on the sacrament of the sick will take place March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Mother of Sorrows and 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be every Wednesday at Holy Cross from 1 to 5 p.m.

Holy Apostles in Rochester will offer a Bible study on the Book of Ephesians. The Bible study in English continues on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through March 24. The Bible study in Spanish continues on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through March 30. The Spanish community will have a Lenten retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12, with lunch being served.

St. Catherine in Mendon and Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford will have evening prayer at Transfiguration at 7 p.m. March 7, 14 and 28 and April 4. A Lenten retreat with Joe Kelly will take place March 21 and 23 at 7 p.m. at Transfiguration and 7 p.m. March 22 at St. Catherine. Sister Barbara Moore will offer scriptural reflections at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2. Shadow Stations will be offered at St. Catherine Monday-Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., Palm Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., Holy Thursday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Good Friday from 2 to 8 p.m.

• On Lenten Wednesdays March 9-April 6, Holy Spirit in Webster and St. Joseph in Penfield will offer a virtual Bible study of Romans via Zoom from 7 to 8:30 p.m. To register, email classicaldoc@gmail.com. Holy Spirit will have a 6 p.m. soup supper and 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross on Fridays March 4-April 15. Taizé prayer services will be livestreamed from St. Joseph at 7 p.m. March 21 and April 11. A reflection on the Last Supper with Ann Sakmyster will take place at Holy Spirit at 7 p.m. April 4.

Southern Tier

All Saints Parish in Corning will have a Bible study on the theme “The Book of Hebrews and Its Connection to the Sacred Liturgy” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays March 9-April 6. Stations of the Cross will take place on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 4-April 8. Lenten meals will follow at 6 p.m. in the school gym.

Immaculate Conception in Ithaca will offer Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. on Lenten Fridays. Holy Hours will take place Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon before the 12:10 p.m. Mass and first Saturdays of each month at 3 p.m. Evening Holy Hours on Lenten Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. will be hosted by young adults.

• Each Friday of Lent from 7 to 8 p.m., Schuyler Catholic Community in Watkins Glen/Odessa will have a Holy Hour with adoration at St. Mary of the Lake in Watkins Glen.

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