Welcome to our Catholic Community
Blessed Sacrament and Saint Boniface are two vibrant parishes serving Catholics in Rochester, N.Y. Together with our partner parish, St. Mary’s Church in downtown Rochester, 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!
Ash Wednesday is
7:30 am Liturgy of the Word at St. Mary’s
8:00 am Mass at Blessed Sacrament
12:10 pm Mass at St. Mary’s
5:30 pm Mass at St. Boniface
7:00 pm Mass at Blessed Sacrament
All-Community Lenten Read
Along the Avenues
January 31 – When we are baptized and confirmed, we are anointed with the fragrant, Spirit-filled oil called Sacred Chrism. As children are anointed at their baptism, they are told, “As Christ was anointed priest, prophet and king, so may you live always as a member of his Body, sharing everlasting life.” And the one being confirmed is “sealed with the Holy Spirit” as the oil is rubbed onto the forehead. Those initiated into Christ, we might say, glisten with Spirit of Christ. Read more.
We Are All One Body
Top 10 Reasons to Contribute to the Catholic Ministries Appeal
#10 We are all one body. The theme of this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal was actually the first reason given when the Appeal started in early October, and it is still the most obvious reason. Each parish community is a necessary part of the whole body, and if the body is to be healthy, all of us have a responsibility to do our part. A parish makes a diocese strong and healthy by the ministry it offers directly to parishioners and neighborhoods. A diocesan structure provides services the parishes need to carry out their work, and offers ministries the parishes cannot provide individually. For the scriptural basis of this reason, please read prayerfully 1 Corinthians 12:12-30.
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/Saint Boniface Parishes Facebook page!