Rochester Diocese’s parishes offer activities for Lent 2024 - Catholic Courier
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Rochester Diocese’s parishes offer activities for Lent 2024

The following parishes provided the Catholic Courier with information about their activities for Lent 2024.

All Parishes

Day of Penance and Mercy 

Extended opportunities for the sacrament of penance will be offered throughout the diocese on Feb. 22, the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, or another day during Lent. For Lenten penance opportunities, check your parish bulletin or click here

Finger Lakes

Clifton Springs/Shortsville/Phelps

St. Peter Parish
Stations of the Cross on Lenten Fridays

  • Feb. 16: 5 p.m. at St. Dominic Church, 97 W. Main St., Shortsville, followed by a soup supper
  • Feb. 23: 3 p.m., St. Felix Church, 12 Hibbard Ave., Clifton Springs
  • March 1: 5 p.m., St. Francis Church, 10 Church St., Phelps, followed by a soup supper
  • March 8: 3 p.m., St. Felix
  • March 15: 5 p.m., St. Francis, followed by a soup supper
  • March 22: 5 p.m., St. Dominic, followed by a soup supper

For more information, visit stpeterparish.us/index.html.

Interlaken/Ovid/Trumansburg

The Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy

  • Lenten Thursdays: Stations of the Cross followed by a soup supper, 6 p.m., Holy Cross Church, 7231 Main St., Ovid.
  • Lenten Fridays: Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m., St. James the Apostle, 17 Whig St., Trumansburg.

For more information, visit marymotherofmercy.com.

Monroe County

Fairport

St. John of Rochester Church
8 Wickford Way

  • Friday Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m., with a Living Stations of the Cross by the youth ministry March 22
  • Friday fish fries by the Knights of Columbus, 4-7 p.m. in the parish center
  • ”Living with Real Presence: A Lenten Study” with Father Peter Clifford and Rob Layer, 7-8:30 p.m. in Gathering Room Feb. 28 and March 6, 13 and 20

Greece

Our Mother of Sorrows Church
5000 Mount Read Blvd.

  • Stations of the Cross after every Wednesday 8 a.m. Mass
  • Greece/Charlotte/Hilton Lenten Retreat at Our Mother of Sorrows: “The Spirituality of Change: Being with Jesus.” March 17 at 7 p.m.; March 18 and 19 at 1 pm and again at 7 p.m. Presenters will be Damian Zynda, Michael Sauter and Father Ed Palumbos.

St. Lawrence Church
1000 N. Greece Road

  • Friday Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m., with a Living Stations of the Cross presented by the students of St. Lawrence School March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • Adult education course, “The Synoptic Gospels and the Eucharist,” Feb 26 and March 4 and 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the church.

St. Mark Church
54 Kuhn Road

  • Stations of the Cross
    • 7 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • After 8 a.m. Mass Feb. 21, 28 and March 6, 13, 20
  • “The Search” video-based program that explores life’s big questions; Lenten Fridays and Good Friday from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday fish fries: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22; take-out only with curbside service
  • Beautiful Eucharist book discussion
    • Session 1: Choice of either Feb. 25 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. or Feb. 26 after the 8 a.m. Mass
    • Session 2: Choice of either March 10 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. or March 11 after the 8 a.m. Mass

For more information, visit www.stmarksgreece.com/lent-resources.

Henrietta

St. Marianne Cope Parish’s Guardian Angels Church
2061 E. Henrietta Road

  • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22

Hilton

St. Leo Church
110 Old Hojack Lane

  • Lenten Lunches with speakers, Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m.
  • Lenten Soup Suppers with speakers, 6 p.m. Feb. 20 and March
  • Living Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 29

Irondequoit

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish

  • Friday Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 445 Kings Highway South
  • Friday fish fries, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Christ the King. Eat in or take out.

Click here for more information.

Mendon

St. Catherine of Siena Church
26 Mendon-Ionia Road

  • Ash Wednesday Soup Supper: 5:30 p.m.; click here to register
  • Monday Evening Lenten Prayer: 7 p.m. Feb 26 and March 11
  • Lenten Retreat with Father Simeon Gallagher, OFMCap: “Becoming the New Human Person: Christ’s Gift of Freedom,” 7 p.m. March 19 and 21, with a condensed version presented after the 9 a.m. daily Mass both days.
  • Lenten Series with Sister Barbara Moore: “Reflecting on the Seven Last Words of Jesus,” 10 a.m. Feb 24 and March 2, 9 and 16; also available on the church’s YouTube channel

Pittsford

Church of the Transfiguration
50 W. Bloomfield Road

  • Monday Evening Lenten Prayer: 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and March 4
  • Lenten Retreat with Father Simeon Gallagher, OFMCap: “Becoming the New Human Person: Christ’s Gift of Freedom,” 7 p.m. March 18 and 20, with a condensed version presented after the 9 a.m. daily Mass both days

St. Louis Church
64 S. Main St.

On Lenten Fridays, there will be

  • Adoration from 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Confession beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross from 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Soup suppers at 6 p.m.

Rochester

Holy Cross Church
4492 Lake Ave.

  • Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass

Southeast Rochester Catholic Community

  • Lenten retreat “Called to the Supper of the Lamb” with Father Robert Kennedy,
    March 11-13
    • 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church’s Dugan Center, 15 St. Mary’s Place, Rochester
    • 7 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, 330 Gregory St., Rochester

The retreat will feature three meditations on the Eucharist: eucharistic presence, eucharistic sacrifice and eucharistic living.

For more information, visit www.southeastrochestercatholics.org.

Spencerport 

St. John the Evangelist Church
55 Martha St.

  • Fish fry/soup suppers from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m. Feb. 1 Feb. 16 and 23 and March 1, 8, 15, 22, followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m.
  • Living Stations of the Cross, 1:30 p.m. March 29, with Good Friday service at 2:30 p.m.
  • Lenten retreat with Father Joseph McCaffrey 6:30-8 p.m. March 10, 11, 12

Webster

Holy Trinity Church
1460 Ridge Road

  • “Jesus and the Eucharist” video series, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 27, March 14 and 27, April 11 and 25, and May 9 and 23.
  • Lenten Fridays Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.holytrinityweb.com.

Holy Spirit Church
1355 Hatch Road

  • Friday soup suppers at 6 p.m. in the parish hall followed by Stations of the Cross in church
  • Joint parish mission with St. Joseph Church, 43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield. Father Richard Fragomeni from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago will lead a three-day spiritual journey to the Feast of St. Joseph.
    • March 17 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church: The Power of the Sacraments: We are Initiated as Disciples of Christ
    • March 18, 7 p.m., Holy Spirit Church: Eucharist for Mission: We are Sent Forth
    • March 19, 7 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church: St. Joseph: Man of the Holy Spirit

Register at https://holyspirit-saintjoseph.org/mission-2024.

Southern Tier

Addison/Bradford/Campbell

Ss. Isidore & Maria Torribia Parish

  • Good Friday Rosary and Stations of the Cross, March 29
    • 11:30 a.m.: St. Joseph Church, 8508 Main St., Campbell; solemn service to follow at noon
    • 3:30 p.m.: St. Stanislaus Church, 7646 Whitehead Hill Road, Bradford; solemn service to follow at 4 p.m.

Avon/Honeoye Falls/Lima

St. Agnes/St. Paul of the Cross/St. Rose

  • Ignation Prayer and Reflection Retreat, 5 p.m. Feb. 27, St. Paul of the Cross Church, 31 Monroe St., Honeoye Falls

For more information, visit www.saintagnespaulrose.org.

Elmira

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish

The Rescue Project Retreat, Faith Formation Center, 1010 Davis St., and St. Mary Church, 224 Franklin St.

  • Feb. 13: 5:30-6:15 p.m. dinner; 6:30-8 p.m. lesson 1
  • Feb. 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 and March 12: 6:30-8 p.m. lessons 2-6 and 9
  • March 9: 9 a.m. breakfast; 9:45 a.m. lesson 7; 11:15 a.m. lunch; 12:15 p.m. lesson 8; 1:45 p.m. break; 2 p.m. adoration at St. Mary Church; 2:30 p.m. confessions at St. Mary; 4 p.m. Mass at St. Mary.

All lessons take place at the Faith Formation Center. For information and to register, visit www.elmiracatholic.org/the-rescue-project.

Watkins Glen/Odessa

St. Mary of the Lake/St. Benedict

Presentations on Going to Mass and Confession

  • Feb. 22: Why Should I Go to Confession?
  • March 7: Why Should I Go to Mass?

Presentations are by Father Jeffrey Tunnicliff, parochial administrator. Attend in person at 1:30 p.m. at St. Benedict Church, 304 Speedway, Odessa, or attend via webinar at 6:30 p.m.

Email Father Tunnicliff at fr.jeffrey.tunnicliff@dor.org to RSVP for the in-person presentations or to receive a registration link for the webinars.

Other Lenten offerings

St. Ann’s Community

1500 Portland Ave., Rochester

Stations of the Cross take place in the Walter and Barbara Parkes Family Chapel every Lenten Tuesday after the 10:30 a.m. Mass and every Lenten Friday after the 10:30 a.m. Communion service.

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