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!
Afternoons for Reflection
The Southeast Rochester Catholic Community is offering two afternoons for reflection on October 22 & 23. Come and nourish your spirit! Read More.
Downtown Community Forum Presents
Meet Thomas Awiapo, Senior Program Director for Catholic Relief Services – Ghana on Thursday, October 27 at noon… Read More.
A viewing of the Documentary “Sun Come Up” followed by a facilitated discussion with Dr. Nancy Rourke on Sunday, October 30. Read More.
Food for Spirit, Body and Mind
Are you energized by Pope Francis and his challenge to us? Would you like to help shape his vision in our community? Then we have an opportunity for you!!!
Join us for Mass, supper and discussion on the first Saturday of each month October 1 through May 6. The evening will begin with 4p.m. Mass, followed by a potluck supper and discussion based on Pope Francis’ writing The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).
Sign up at church or by calling Sister Kathleen 585-271-7240. Books available for purchase ($10.00) or you can download the document. Study guides will be available. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation and learn about how we can support and encourage each other as people of faith as we navigate daily life.
Go Solar in the Spirit of Pope Francis and Care for our Common Home
Join us at Blessed Sacrament School on Saturday, October 29th at 11:30 AM as Sustainable Energy Developments (SED), a local employee owned and operated solar company with B Corp status, shares with us the ways we can Go Solar. Whether we own or
rent, have big beautiful trees shading our houses, have limited roof space,
or more, with options for owning your system at your house or using a new
Community Solar program, SED has a solar solution for everyone. Enjoy food
and drinks on SED while furthering your solar education, learning how you
can go solar and save money while caring for the planet. RSVP appreciated
to Rachel Larson at Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org. This presentation is very timely coming at the end of respect life month and the Year of Mercy. Think about how YOU can make a difference in caring for the earth—our common home.
Along the Avenues and Around the Square
October 16- Over the last couple of weeks, I have mentioned in homilies that I will be watching my language – my language, that is, referring to the “Southeast Rochester Catholic Community.” I want to use the descriptive “our parish,” not our “parishes” or “tri-parish.” I am trying to emphasize our unity of faith and mission as we move through the next year and whatever decisions it brings toward consolidation. So I will try to be consistent (however imperfectly) in referring to “our parish” and “our three worship sites.” In that light, I want to bring you up-to-date on several meetings we have had in our parish during the last month.
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.
Like Us On Facebook!
Have you found our page on Facebook yet? Click here to “LIKE” our combined Blessed Sacrament/St. Boniface/St. Mary’s Parishes Facebook page!