Welcome to our Catholic Community
Blessed Sacrament, Saint Boniface, and Saint Mary’s are three vibrant parishes serving Catholics in Rochester, N.Y. We welcome you to our active faith communities! We offer many opportunities to help you grow in your Catholic faith, as well as informal gatherings to provide fellowship and friendship. Click here to learn more about each parish and how we got to where we are today. Thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to seeing you in church!
Christmas Mass Schedule
4:00pm St. Mary’s
5:00pm St. Boniface
6:00pm Blessed Sacrament
10:00pm Blessed Sacrament
9:00am St. Boniface
10:00am Blessed Sacrament
10:30am St. Mary’s
The O Antiphons
Since the eighth century, in the seven days immediately preceding Christmas, the Church prays the “O” Antiphons. Each of these prayers uses a title for the Messiah in reference to an Old Testament prophecy. We know these titles from the traditional Advent Hymn, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Reflecting on these titles provides wonderful images for the final week of Advent. We invite you to join Father Matthew Jones and our RCIA group Sunday, December 11th 1:30-2:30 in the church at Blessed Sacrament. For a reflection on the prayers.
Nocturnal Adoration Society
“Let our adoration never cease.” (St. Pope John Paul II) Please be with us on Saturday, December 17, 8:00 to 9:00 PM, in Blessed Sacrament Church. We have Adoration vigils on the last Saturday each month. This includes Psalms, spiritual readings, prayers, and silent adoration that reaffirm the joy of our faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome.
Reaching out with Love and Care
The adults and children participating in our Family Faith Formation program have been discussing Pope Francis’ document The Joy of Love. Extending love to our world-wide “family” led them to a concrete Advent action to support the needs of children in the South Sudan. They are inviting everyone to a coffee hour following the 4:00 Mass December 10 and the 10:30 Mass December 11 at St. Mary’s. You can enjoy delicious Christmas cookies, hot cocoa or coffee and learn more about the Vocational School in South Sudan. The school has been built and there is a teacher working with 19 students. Of course there is an ongoing need for supplies and support. Maybe you will want to help us support our friends in the South Sudan. Come and socialize with us and learn more about how you can reach out with love and care.
December 4-We live our lives according to a variety of calendars: the school year, the fiscal year, the tax year. There are holidays (Thanksgiving, for example) and commemorations (Flag Day, National Pancake Day and so on). And we’ve just survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday! The Church gets in the act too, with its calendar of seasons and feasts. In fact, the new Church year, the year of grace 2017, began last Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, almost unnoticed.Read more.
Download Our App!
Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface and St. Mary’s now have a mobile app available that can be downloaded to your smart phone! And it’s a great way for you to stay connected with our three churches. There are prayer resources including daily Mass readings, Order of the Mass, the most common Catholic prayers, and a digital rosary. You can also access reflections on the Sunday readings; news from the Vatican, including their daily press bulletin, daily meditations, and Pope Francis’ Twitter feed; Catholic movie reviews; and of course, the Bible! Apple users click here, or find it in Google Play here.
How Can I Give?
There are many ways you can contribute to our churches and ministries. Click here to learn more about online giving as well as the more traditional methods of giving.
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