Re-opening St. Monica for Masses

We are open for Mass!

Our safety plan for Mass at St. Monica aims to ensure that everyone has a safe, meaningful Mass experience. There are new processes for entering and exiting church, social distancing in church, music, readings, offerings, the sign of peace, and receiving communion. We will provide more information during Mass. Please view the infographic below for more information. Wear a mask when you come to Mass - we will provide one if you need one. Please remember that to adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are asked not to congregate after Mass inside church or in the parking lot. Restrooms are closed. Mass looks different, but the most important thing remains: God’s love in our community. Thank you for your help in maintaining the safety and love of our community as we develop our new “normal”!

*All weekday Masses fulfill the obligation of Sunday Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider attending a weekday Mass as an option.

The St. Monica Church office will be closed until further notice. In case of emergency or if you need to talk to someone, please call the emergency number: (585) 723-6531.

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Check out these informational videos about the Sign of Peace and receiving Communion! 

Rooted in our rich Catholic heritage

Come and join us for Mass this weekend.  Our liturgies are vibrant and always welcoming, as we are called to celebrate the sacred meal of the Eucharist as God's family.  The diversity of our St. Monica parish surrounds us each week as we experience the beauty of the Holy Spirit working in our lives.  Weekend Masses:  Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM for Emmanuel Church of the Deaf (Voice Interpreted).  All are welcome!
Mass at St. Monica

Our Weekend Masses include a variety of musical worship styles.  We have three choirs: 

Gospel, Contemporary and Children's Choir.


Our 9 AM Sunday Mass offers our Children's Liturgy of the Word in our Chapel, as well as Faith Formation Classes after Mass in the Rectory.


Weekend Masses:  

                          Saturday - 4:00 PM

                          Sunday -   9:00 AM

                                          11:00 AM (ECD)



Our Community

St. Monica of Rochester is home to two Roman Catholic Communities:

St. Monica Church and Emmanuel Church of the Deaf.  


We celebrate Mass together throughout the year for some Holy Days and rejoice in our diverse and rich heritage.


We are located in the heart of the 19th Ward and are committed stewards to our neighborhood in all we do.  

Weekday Masses


​Weeday Masses are held in our Chapel.


No Mass on Mondays


Tuesdays: 12:10 PM


Wednesdays:  8:00 AM


Thursdays:   12: 10 PM


Fridays:  8:00 AM

© 2015 by St. Monica Church of Rochester, NY.