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!
What do you Know of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement?
Join us on Sunday, January 22 at St. Mary’s Church for a presentation on this topic. Our presenters: Donna Ecker and Trudy Scahill are involved daily in the Worker Movement as staff at Bethany House. We are fortunate to have them in our midst providing comfort and care to those in need. Join us for an enlightening hour on this topic. We are asking attendees to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to Bethany House. Begin the New Year of sharing the views, works and accomplishments of women in our Church by joining us for this presentation at 12:00 in the Dugan Center. Bring a friend!
GEVA Theater Event
The Parish Life Committee at St. Mary’s is hosting a GEVA event on Sunday, February 19th for the 2 pm performance of ” Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. The price of admission ($35.00 pp) includes brunch in the St Mary’s Dugan Center following 10:30 am mass. GEVA will be having a Prologue about the production at 1 pm that day. If attending mass, your parking will be included.
Information on ticket sales and sign up will be after mass at all three churches on the weekends of 1/21-1/22 and 1/28-1/29. We have reserved 40 seats and we may be able to obtain more if they are available on our deadline of 2/2/17.
If you have questions or wish to reserve your spot early, please call Carol Wilson at 503-3747 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 15-As our parish Pastoral Council and Finance Councils continue to reflect on what direction “Our Parish” might be headed, I thought I might say some things here about the question: what is a parish anyway?
Church law defines a parish as “a definitive community of the Christian faithful established on a stable basis within a particular church [ie, diocese]; the pastoral care of the parish is entrusted to a pastor as its own shepherd under the authority of the diocesan bishop” (canon 515).
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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