Sunday Masses are as follows
Daily Mass is celebrated
Monday thru Friday:
Every Thursday at
We have gluten free hosts available for those who may need it. Please notify either the priest or deacon before Mass begins to request a gluten free host.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: If you have a family member at home who is seriously sick or has been admitted to the hospital or is in danger of death, please do not hesitate to call the office so that the office staff can inform the priests. If it is an emergency situation, please call Fr. Michael’s cell phone 585-230-9610.
Marriages: Appointments must be made six months before the wedding. Couples are required to meet monthly with Fr. Michael and are also required to attend Pre-Cana Class.
Baptisms: Notify parish office to request baptisms. Parents are required to attend a pre-baptism class. Godparents must provide a letter of recommendation.
Our Lady of Mercy
St. Brigid's Worship Site
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Order of BVM of Mercy
There is a widespread presumption today that the Catholic Church’s vision of marriage is antiquated and in need of an update, if not a serious overhaul.
Beneath the multifaceted debates around the issue lies a question about love: when we say two people love each other, what are we talking about? If two people are happy together, let them be together. If they are miserable together let them separate. It is (seemingly) that simple.
As Scarlett Johansson says, “Marriage is very romantic… [but] I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person”. Alan Cumming rejects monogamy because it is “not something we are conditioned to do as animals”. Monogamy is unnatural, unrealistic and, besides, as the Economist puts it, “What’s wrong with infidelity?”
After hearing a bit of what contemporary culture says, let’s start with a question. Are we really going to content ourselves with saying that we “animals,” incapable of fidelity, and well… the best thing to do is simply lower our expectations? Really? One thing is forgiving someone in a moment of weakness (a truly human – if not divine – act), another is denying what being human is all about (I take offense to all this “come on… we are animals” talk).