Rochester Churches Monroe County
Mother of Sorrows


Location: Monroe County, Greece
Address: 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Map
Parish formed: 1829
Present church built: Sep. 22, 1968 [dedicated]
Present affiliation: Parish, sharing pastor with Holy Cross
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  • Fr. Frances O'Donoghue, Feb. 5, 1832 [Offered first Mass]
  • Fr. Dennis Kelly, 1841-
  • Fr. Joseph Biggio, 1849-Aug. 1855 [First resident pastor]
  • Fr. William Carroll, Dec. 1, 1855-1856
  • Fr. Louis-Jean-Marie Maurice, Sep. 7, 1856-1896
  • Fr. John P. Quinn, July 1896-1929
  • Fr. Daniel B. O'Rourke, Oct. 31, 1929-June 27, 1961 [upon retirement]
  • Fr. George S. Wood, June 27, 1961-1980
  • Fr. John M. Dailey, 1981-1983
  • Fr. Thomas R. Statt, 1984-June 27, 2000
  • Fr. Alexander H. Bradshaw, June 26, 2000-June 26, 2012 [upon retirement]
  • Adam Ogorzaly, June 26, 2012-Dec. 31, 2012 [left for Polish National church]
  • Sr. Leandra Kosmoski, SSJ, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2013 [Temporary administrator]
  • Fr. Paul Tomasso, Apr. 2013-June 24, 2014 [Administrator], June 24, 2014-June 30, 2015 [Pastor]
  • Fr. William G. Coffas, June 30, 2015-present


Coming soon...

Exterior Photographs

Former church
Interior Photographs

Titles for Mary along the walls

Crests on the walls

Stations of the Cross

Stained Glass


Chapel - Stations of the Cross
Historical Photographs


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