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For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Mathew 25: 35-36

Sts. Mary and Matthew Faith Community is committed to serving the poor, marginalized, lonely and forgotten. We do this through various activities throughout the year. We meet the first Sunday of every month at 9:30 am at St. Matthew Church. Everyone is welcome to join us.



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Melissa Szczesniak, Business Manager
(585) 346-3815

Social Ministry

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May we show by our words and actions that every human life
is cherished and chosen, May we build a culture of life by embracing our mission as messengers of God's love.

The month of October is annually observed by the Catholic Church in the United States as Respect Life Month. We are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.We use this time to reflect and become even more aware of the need for messengers of God’s love and instruments of His healing. We realize again, with renewed urgency, our personal call to help others encounter God’s transforming, life-giving love and to defend the sanctity of every person’s life, at every stage and in every circumstance.

Throughout the month of October you can join us by dropping off diapers and wipes, which will support the mothers and babies at Mary's Place, a refugee support center in Rochester.

For more information: 

Contact:   Melissa Szczesniak


               (585) 346-3815

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Diaper Drive

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As disciple's of Christ we are called to serve those in need. Each Advent Christmas trees are filled with tags naming a toy or other need that will be donated in our local communities. Faith community members are invited to take one or more tags, purchase the gift and return it to church. When we get closer to Christmas gifts are delivered to the local organizations who will distribute the gifts to those in need.

For more information: 

Contact:   St. Mary's Office


               (585) 229-5007


"In fidelity to our Catholic faith, we have the right and the responsibility to be involved in addressing public policy issues. Our freedom to elect leaders and to engage in political debate comes as a result of the great risks and sacrifices of those who have came before us. 

As the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops reminds us in their document, Faithful Citizenship: In light of Catholic teaching, the bishops vigorously repeat their call for a renewed politics that focuses on moral principles, the promotion of human life and dignity, and the pursuit of the common good. (Page 26, paragraphs 61 and 62). " ~~The Most Reverend Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester.

In this spirit and following the social teachings of our faith, we encourage all parishioners to be politically educated and engaged to nurture the positive political work among the faithful.

For more information: 

Contact:   St. Matthew (585) 346-3815

               St. Mary's: (585)229-5007

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2021 Public Policy Agenda




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