Pastors Perspectives


The Very Rev. Kevin McKenna

Sometimes knowing the right question is more important than knowing the right answer. Just look at the thousands of dollars that were recent won on Jeopardy!

If a scientist doesn't ask the right question, he or she will follow the paths that do not lead to solving the problem. If the president of a corporation doesn't ask the right question at the right time he or she will not successfully provide for the company's future. Asking th right question can lead to your promotion - or the wrong question to your termination from employment.

Think of how important it is for a police detective to ask the right question, or a doctor, or a psychiatrist. Asking the right question is a skill and an art.

And then there are those in love. Lovers spend hours and hours asking each other questions because they want to know everything there is to know about the ones they love. to know is to love and to love is to know. After being with his disciples for some time, jesus asked them "Who do people say that I am?' But then he asked THE question, "Who do YOU say that I am?"

I thank you for your continued support to our mission and ministry: "to reach out with hope to all in our community, neighborhood, and beyond, to proclaim the Gospel with joy and enthusiasm, and to prepare disciples who will go forth to serveGod and others, especially the poor with mercy and compassion." This is the mission that answers Jesus' question: Who do YOU say that I am?


  • Thought for the week: Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may be falling into place.
  • Smile for the week: Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

God bless! Have a wonderful week!  

Fr. Kevin McKenna


Celebration of the Eucharist


  • Saturday : 4 pm
  • Sunday : 7 am, 9:15 am, 11:15 am, 5 pm


  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday : 12:10 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday : 6:30 am


Celebration of Penance


  • Friday 4:45 - 5:15 pm
  • Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 pm


What's Coming Up


Whats Coming Up : 

Joseph's Place Open Wednesday September 18, 2019  (Hours for September 18 will be from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, which are the regular hours for the third Wednesday of the month.)

Free Community Dinner/Brunch Sunday September 15, 2019 (Plan to attend the Community Dinner Brunch after the 11:15 Mass from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Join our friends from the Maplewood Neighborhood, Foundation House and parishioners as we all gather together. This brunch is FREE OF CHARGE).

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection, September 14th and 15th, 2019 (Our special collection will support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. More than 46 million people in the United States live in poverty today. This collection supports programs that empower people to identify and address obstacles as they work to make permanent and positive changes for their communities.)

ALL STARS Scholars begins Wednesday September 18, 2019 (Please complete the Registration form located on the Information Desk by the Ridgeway Entrance. The sessions begin at 2:30 pm and last until 5:00 pm on Wednesdays. "All-Stars" is a fulfilling, joyful and necessary ministry serving neighborhood children. Please consider joining the volunteer team! Tutors and Substitutes are needed and welcomed. For more information call Marian Kuenzig at 647 - 1507.)

 Knights of Columbus 2nd Annual Food Truck Rodeo Sunday, October 6, 2019 (From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday October 6th, Take a vacation day from cooking and come out and spend a day with family and friends enjoying the delicious variety of Food Truck fare! Proceeds to benefit Nazareth Elementary and KofC charitable programs.)


Religious Education

Religious Education classes for young people in grades PreK through 7 will begin on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon in the school. If you participated in our program last year, you will receive a registration form in the mail, or you may find one on the information desk in the narthex, or call the office to have one sent out at 254-3221.


Children's Liturgy

Volunteers are needed to lead Children's Liturgy at Sunday 9:15 am Mass on a rotating basis; training available. If you can help, please contact the Cathedral Office at 254-3221.

Bishop's Message

  • Bishop's Message on Child Victims Act. (click on image )

Our Mission Statement

The Cathedral Community is a Roman Catholic parish of the Dioceses of Rochester that gathers and worships at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  We are an ethnically, racially, and economically diverse community with unique gifts and challenges within an urban neighborhood. 

Our mission is to reach out with hope to all in our community, neighborhood, and beyond, to proclaim the Gospel with joy and enthusiasm, and to prepare disciples who will go forth to serve God and others, especially the poor, with mercy and compassion.

Here's what we're doing to ensure that our children and vulnerable persons are safe: 

DOR Creating A Safe Environment Information (click here)

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester 

1150 Buffalo Road

Rochester, New York  14624





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