List of parish activities postponed or cancelled in attempt to stem coronavirus spread

Catholic Courier    |    03.15.2020
Category: Local News


All public Masses throughout the 12 counties of the Diocese of Rochester have been suspended. That means many parishes activities have also been cancelled or postponed. Here is a list of current activities cancelled or postponed. The Catholic Courier will continue to update the list. 

Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Owego
Religious education classes cancelled until after Easter

Holy Family, Auburn
Faith-formation cancelled 3/15
CYO breakfast fundraiser cancelled 

Sacred Heart and St. Ann Churches, Auburn
Bingo cancelled 3/15

St. Mary, Auburn
Molly Maguire movie showing postponed 

St. Agnes, Avon/St. Paul of the Cross, Honeoye Falls and St. Rose, Lima
Following activities/events are cancelled:
Lima Lenten luncheons 
St. Joseph's Table at St. Paul March 22 
Good Grief group at St. Paul March 15 
Rosary Women meeting at St. Paul March 19 

St. Thomas More/Our Lady Queen of Peace, Brighton
Following activites/events are cancelled:
Tuesday evening faith formation, K-5
St. Patrick's Day gathering for faith formation, K-5 
First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation on Sunday mornings 
Confirmation Sacramental Preparation 
Youth ministry 6-12 
Lenten retreat 
St. Patrick's Day senior luncheon 
Coffee hour March 15 
Faith Formation Bake Sale to benefit Catholic Relief Services 
Young adult gathering
Book group 
Tenebrae 

St. Benedict Parish, Canandaigua
St. Patrick Smorgasboard cancelled
St. Joseph's Day Mass and Luncheon March 19 cancelled
Scriptural study March 19, 26 and April 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. cancelled

Holy Cross, Charlotte
St. Joseph's Table March 15 cancelled
Annual Bunny B.O.P.P. March 27 cancelled

St. Pius Tenth, Chili
Faith-formation, youth ministry and Confirmation gatherings cancelled until further notice
Confirmation celebration March 30 will be re-scheduled

St. Martin de Porres, Churchville/Scottsville/Caledonia
All daily Masses,Stations of the Cross, faith-formation and youth group activities cancelled for the time being

St. Peter Parish, Clifton Springs
Father Peter's apologetics class March 16 cancelled
Pierogi sale on hold until March 27

Most Holy Name of Jesus, Elmira
The Hibernians Mass March 15 cancelled

Church of the Assumption, Fairport
Faith-formation cancelled until further notice

Church of the Resurrection, Fairport
Faith-formation cancelled until further notice
Clergy Abuse in our Church: Night of Conversation and Reflection postponed

St. John of Rochester, Fairport
Parish breakfast March 15 postponed
Youth retreat March 13-15 postponed

Holy Cross, All Saints and St. Anthony Churches, Tompkins County
Gaelic and Garlic Festival to be rescheduled. New date TBD

Parish of the Holy Family, Gates
All faith-formation classes cancelled until further notice

St. Theodore Church, Gates
All faith-formation classes cancelled until further notice

St. Luke the Evangelist, Geneseo
Following events are cancelled:
Soup supper March 17 
Penance services at St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas March 20 
Confirmation class March 29
Saturday breakfasts after Mass at Holy Angels cancelled 
All faith-formation classes for children cancelled
Stations of the Cross cancelled 

Our Lady of Peace, Geneva
Faith-formation K-5 meets 3/15, but no classes until 4/19
Confirmation 2 retreat to be re-scheduled
Faith-formation grades 6,7 and Confirmation 1 will not have class until 4/14
First Communion banner workshops will be re-scheduled
Saint Joseph's Table March 22 at Club 86 cancelled

Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece
All non-liturgical events cancelled until April 14, which include:
Men's Club and Ladies Guild meeting and events
Home and hospital visits by parishioners
Scout meetings and events, including the Pinewood Derby
All Faith Formation, RCIA and Confirmation classes
Little Flowers Club
Memorial Art Gallery visit
Showing of "The Passion of the Christ"
Bible 101
Parish Council Meeting

St. Charles, Greece
All youth activites cancelled until further notice
St. Joseph's Table March 15 postponed

St. Lawrence, Greece
St. Joseph's Table March 14 cancelled

St. Mark Church, Greece
St. Joseph's Table March 15 cancelled
Lenten Parish Retreat, March 16 -18, postponed 

St. Marianne Cope, Henrietta
Faith-formation and Rush-Henrietta youth ministry events and meetings cancelled until further notice

St. Leo the Great, Hamlin
All meetings and activities at the church (except for Mass) are cancelled through April 1.

Saint Kateri, Irondequoit
Feast of St. Joseph event March 15 to be re-scheduled
Faith-formation, youth ministry and Sacrament sessions cancelled until future notice
Confirmation celebration March 30 to be re-scheduled

St. Catherine of Siena, Ithaca
All activities suspended with the exception of Mass, Adoration, Rosary and Stations of the Cross

St. Catherine of Siena, Mendon
Faith-formation, youth group and all Sacramental prep cancelled"

St. Mary of the Lake and St. Benedict, Odessa/Watkins Glen
All faith-formation, youth ministry and Confirmation sessions cancelled through the end of March. Next session will be April 26. 

Church of the Holy Spirit, Penfield
Following activities postponed:
Simple Soup Supper
Stations of the Cross
St. Joseph's Table
Lenten Parish Retreat
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Faith-formation classes
Sacramental prep classes
Prayer shawl
Euchre group
Block Rosary
ChristLife
All team meetings
Knights of Columbus
Ladies' Auxiliary
Coffee Hour

St. Joseph Church, Penfield
All non-essential parish gathering cancelled until future notice. This includes:
Faith formation, youth ministry and all bible studies 
Lenten family event
St. Joseph's Tables
ChristLife Discovering Christ
All leadership team and council meetings
Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Seeds of Faith
All nursing home Masses, visits and Communion services
Blood pressure screenings
Knitting ministry
Pre-Cana
Men's basketball
Legion of Mary
Sister Parish Retreat
Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary
Liturgical minister formation
Together Living with Cancer

Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford
Following events are cancelled:
Lenten Prayer Service March 16 
Lenten Vespers March 16 
Men in the Spirit March 16 
The Chosen March 18 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd cancelled through Easter week
Seder Supper March 29 and 30 
Middle-school sessions March 29 and 30
Confirmation group sessions cancelled through the end of March

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Rochester
Parish Town Hall March 14 rescheduled for April 18
Al non-essential events are postponed. “Prophecies For Our Times” talks to take place at a later date

St. Francis-St. Clare Parish, Seneca Falls/Waterloo
All Confirmation classes or activites are postponed until further notice
Religious education cancelled until further notice
Tuesday morning free pancake breakfast cancelled until April 1

St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport
All Growing in Faith Together faith-formation sessions and events cancelled until further notice

St. Patrick, Victor
Faith-formation, preschool programs, youth ministry (Life Teen and Edge) are suspended until after Easter break

Holy Family Catholic Community, Wayland/Dansville/Cohocton and Perkinsville
The Lenten event March 19 in Perkinsville cancelled

Holy Trinity, Webster
Youth faith-formation classes transitioning to home-based learning for next three weeks
St. Joseph's Table March 15 cancelled
Sleep-In Sunday at St. Rita March 22 to be rescheduled

St. Paul Church, Webster
All meetings, social events, programs, & choir practice are cancelled until further notice

St. RIta Church, Webster
All parish events have been postponed or cancelled
Faith-formation and Confirmation programs will have home/remote sessions only

Magnificat Rochester Breakfast
March 28 Breakfast cancelled

Notre Dame Retreat House
All programs and retreats suspended until April 1

Gathering of the Ministerium at St. Bernard School of Theology and Ministry 
May 22 event cancelled

Gathering of the Ministerium has been canceled

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