Saturdays, 4:30 pm
Sundays, 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 am

Other Services:
Adoration Chapel always open.
Confessions - Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00 in church

Parish Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday 9:00 - 3:00
168 Spencerport Rd, Rochester, NY 14606
(585) 429-6811

Friday, December 8, is the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Our Mass times are at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Saturday at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 10:00 AM*

*There are no 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM Sunday Masses on December 24.


Sunday at 4:30 PM with Children's Pageant and 10:00 PM
Monday at 10:00 AM



EVENING OF RECOLLECTION for all who serve in ministry at St Theodore’s Parish

December 12, 2023, at 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the church.

You are invited to an Evening of Recollection for all who serve in any ministry at St Theodore’s on December 12th at 6:30 in the church. All who serve in any of our ministries are strongly urged to attend. This includes but is not limited to ushers and lectors, extraordinary ministers of communion, faith formation teachers, volunteers at Theos closet, our food pantry, teachers in OCIC, members of committees and councils, those who bring communion to the sick or homebound, music ministry and so many others.

ANYONE who serves in any volunteer capacity here at the parish is invited to this evening of prayer and recollection facilitated by Deacon Dennis.


100 Years
​St. Theodore's Church is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2024! We are hoping to inform current and former parishioners about the many special activities that are being planned. To kick off this wondrous year, a Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. with pizza to follow. Listed below are other fun events to participate in:

Lenten Retreat - March
Talent Show, April 29, 2024
Music Ministry Concert, June 9 @ 2:00
Outdoor Mass @ 4:30 followed by Ice Cream Social, June 22
Parish Picnic, Aug. 25
Anniversary Mass & Luncheon, Nov. 10, 2024 @ Chef's Event Center

There will be many opportunities to come together as a faith-filled community. Let's make this 100th Anniversary a year to remember!




June 19, 2022 begins the three year National Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Rochester. The revival is a movement, called for by the Catholic bishops of the United States, to renew Catholics’ belief in and devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Visit the National Eucharistic Revival website for information, updates and ways to participate.


Are you coming or going? Do you ever wonder if you are coming or going? Most of us have the sense sometimes that life is too hurried, harried, and unfocused. We pause at the end of a day or a week and are not sure what just happened, or if any of it mattered. We need a source of peace and purpose to lead us to what is most important and give us greater meaning in life. In the Eucharist, we come and go in a different way. We come to Mass with gratitude - the word Eucharist means to be thankful. We experience Christ's presence in the Word of God proclaimed in the readings, in all who have gathered, in the priest who is in the person of Christ among us, and especially in the bread and wine which become Christ's Body and Blood. The Eucharist is the source of our lives as Catholic Christians. In the Eucharist, we are formed as Christ's people and nourished to live as disciples in the world. We come to the source and are sent forth in mission.


Baptism is the “doorway” through which we enter the Church community.  It is in this sacrament that Christ claims us for his own; that parents commit to raising their child as a Christian; and that the Christian community welcomes the child as a member.  What an awesome gift parents give their child when they come to the Church to ask for this sacrament of Baptism for their child!

It is a serious responsibility of the faith community to help parents in every way possible.  Here at St. Theodore’s we offer an individual meeting with parents to talk together about the privileges and responsibilities of Baptism and a group session that further explores how both parents and Church can help form this child in our Catholic faith. Before you choose sponsors for your child's baptism, please review the Being a Baptismal Sponsor Pamphlet Being_a_Baptismal_Sponsor_(Revised_10-18-2022)[1]

If you are expecting, we encourage you to attend this class during your pregnancy, so you have as much of a “head start” as possible in forming your child in faith.  If you have a newborn, we urge you to participate in this group session in the early months of your child’s life.  Arrange an appointment by calling the parish office at 429-6811.  Please let us know your name, phone number, email and whether this is your first child.  
Our 2024 Baptism Preparation Sessions are:
January 28
April 21
August 18
November 17


New and Current Altar Servers
Please contact Maureen Piehler at [email protected] if your child would like to become an altar server and also to let her know if current altar servers will continue.



Are you interested in volunteering at St. Theodore’s as an usher, lector, Eucharistic Minister or Sacristan? We are looking for more volunteers in these ministries. You will be need to complete an online Diocesan volunteer training in order to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering in any ministry at St. Theodore’s, please contact the office at 429-6811. Thank you.


The Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) is the annual appeal inviting Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester to join in a partnership to advance the mission of our Church. This year’s theme is “Go Forth with Christ.”
We will hold our commitment weekend, September 23-24. A video of how the CMA helps parishes and other catholic communities will be shown. Commitment cards will be provided to assist you in participating in this year’s campaign.  Please pray for a successful appeal.


Item of the Week

Soup and Crackers

If you shop at Gates Big M, you can purchase items and put in the donation box in the store.


Date: Saturday, December 9
Place: Parish Hall
Time: Pancake breakfast served from 9:00-9:30 a.m. followed by activities
Cost: $5 per person; children 2 and under are free
Join us for breakfast and a fun time of crafts, Christmas caroling and a visit from Santa. Bring your camera to take a picture of your child with Santa.
We will be having a Toy Drive again this year in loving memory of Annamaria Accorso, who we lost five years ago in a tragic car accident. Families are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be distributed local organizations for a child in need. Registration forms are available in the church entrance, parish office and faith formation office.
Registration deadline: Monday, December 4 . Your family needs to be registered prior to this event; NO registration will be accepted that day. Your family will receive an admittance ticket at the door. If you have any questions or need assistance with the fee, please contact Maureen Piehler [email protected].
Teens in grades 7–12 are needed to help with this event; if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Piehler.



Advent is a special time for preparing for the coming of Christ. The celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a wonderful way to prepare ourselves for the great Feast of the Nativity of Jesus. A Day of Penance will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 13 at Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Road from 12 noon – 6 p.m. The priests from Holy Family and St. Theodore’s Parishes will be hearing private confessions. All are welcome!



The Saint Theodore’s Literacy Committee is partnering with the Rochester Resettlement Services to provide volunteers for tutoring refugees. There are many opportunities available and tutoring can take place in person or via Zoom. Please call the office at 429- 6811 to learn more about how you can help recent refugees with their English language skills.


Prison Ministry

Items needed for the prison ministry are:
Soap, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Nail clippers, Towel set, Hairbrush, Comb, Razor, Shaving cream, Shampoo, Socks

Items can be dropped off in the church entrance or parish office.


After a summer break our Bible Study Group will come together again on Thursday afternoons, starting September 28.  New members are always welcome.  Sessions will be from 1:20 to 2:20 and no prior study is necessary.   You are welcome to join us.  Hope to see you there. 

Digital Tutor

A trained Digital Tutor will be at the Parish Life Center to answer your computer questions the first Monday of every month from 9:30—12:30. Free of charge, plus you may come without an appointment. You may ask beginner questions or more advanced ones. Please tell friends and family of this wonderful opportunity.

Grieving with Hope

Holy Cross, Our Mother of Sorrows and St. Theodore’s Parishes are collaborating and welcome all who are grieving to consider joining us for the next offering of this 6 week series held on Saturdays from October 7-November 11 from 1:00—3:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Church (enter through doors located off back parking lot).
Jesus wept before breathing new life into His friend, Lazarus. So too, those who have suffered loss suffer and weep.
This support workshop series offers a personal, practical and prayerful approach for anyone who is mourning a loss of a loved one. If you have experienced such a loss or multiple losses, you are encouraged to attend. Your loss may be one of the following, yet not limited to them; a spouse, partner, child, grandchild, parent, sibling or other family member(s) and/or friend(s). Program is free and all are welcome. Previous program participants are encouraged to join as well. Please contact one of the following parish offices if interested: Holy Cross @ (585) 663-2244 Our Mother of Sorrows @ (585) 663-5432
An additional program will be held on November 18, 2023 from 1-3, entitled Surviving the Holidays. More details to follow.


We know that sometimes it’s hard to remember your envelope while you are running out the door to come to church.  You can set up your donations to come right from your bank using your bank’s online banking feature.

Just add St. Theodore’s Church as a payee.  Use your envelope number as your account number and let them know how often to initiate a check.  The bank will then send the check right to St. Theodore’s and we will enter the contributions in our computer just as if you put your envelope in the collection basket.

You can also use this feature to make donations to the church’s ministries, pay faith formation fees, make your pledge to the CMA.  Just make sure to put in the memo section what the monies are for.

If you have any questions, please call the parish office.



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