St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Latin Mass Community

St Thomas the Apostle Church | Rochester, NY

Mass & Confession

Coronavirus Update

Due to the suspension of public Masses Father Bonsignore has generously agreed to broadcast his private Masses via Facebook – an English Mass at 9:00am and a Latin Mass at 11:15am.

We will attempt to embed the video directly here prior to the start of the Mass.  If that doesn’t work out, then simply follow the instructions below.

2020-04-05 Palm Sunday 9AM English Mass

Palm Sunday -Novus Ordo

Posted by St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community on Sunday, April 5, 2020


2020-04-05 Palm Sunday 11:15AM Latin Mass

Posted by St. Kateri Tekakwitha Latin Mass Community on Sunday, April 5, 2020


If you do not have a Facebook account: Go to and the video will be playing at the times indicated above. If a pop-up asks you to log into Facebook or create an account, just click “not now.” You may need to scroll down a little depending on your device. Hover over the video to unmute and make it full screen.

If you are logged into your Facebook account: You will see the video listed under your newsfeed; if you aren’t already following sktlmc, click “watch” under the newsfeed and, then click “live” and scroll to look for the video.

Weekly Mass Schedule

All Masses at St Thomas the Apostle

9:00 AM (In the Ordinary Form of the Mass – English)
11:15 AM (In the Extraordinary Form of the Mass – Latin)


“The Holy Mass is a prayer itself, even the highest prayer that exists. It is the Sacrifice, dedicated by our Redeemer at the Cross, and repeated every day on the altar. If you wish to hear Mass as it should be heard, you must follow with eye, heart and mouth all that happens at the altar. Further, you must pray with the priest the holy words said by him in the Name of Christ and which Christ says by him. You have to associate your heart with the holy feelings which are contained in these words and in this manner you ought to follow all that happens at the altar. When acting in this way, you have prayed Holy Mass.” – St Pope Pius X


Weekly Confession Schedule


Before and after the 11:15 Mass


“A soul does not benefit from the sacrament of confession if it is not humble. Pride keeps it in darkness. The soul neither knows how, nor is it willing, to probe with precision the depths of its own misery. It puts on a mask and avoids everything that might bring it recovery.” -Saint Faustina

“Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things. Do your utmost to banish darkness from your mind and come to understand what true, selfless piety is. Through confession, endeavor to purify your heart of anything which may still taint it. Enliven your faith, which is essential to understand and achieve piety.” -Saint John Bosco

For Eucharistic Adoration and Daily Rosary, as well as our Monthly Calendar, click here.



The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano
Ninth Bishop of Rochester

Bishop Matano was named Prelate of Honor by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II in 1985, and received recognition from the Holy Father again in 1993 when he was named Prothonotary Apostolic.

His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Bishop Matano as the Bishop Designate of Rochester on Nov. 6, 2013. He was installed as the Ninth Bishop of Rochester at a Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester on the afternoon of Friday, January 3, 2014.

We would encourage you to learn more about his excellency through his biography available on the Diocese of Rochester’s website.


An excerpt from a letter from His Excellency regarding the Mass at St Thomas the Apostle:

The celebration of Holy Mass in the extraordinary form has been made available to the faithful of the Diocese of Rochester on a regular basis following the Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, given as a “Motu Proprio”, on July 2, 1988.  This Mass has been celebrated on Sunday afternoon at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church in Rochester.  Saint Stanislaus parishioners have very graciously welcomed those attending the extraodinary form of the Mass and for this I am most grateful to Father Roman Caly, the Pastor, and the entire faith community at Saint Stanislaus.

However, since those attending Mass in the extraordinary form has remained a significant, enduring number of persons, consideration has been given to scheduling the Mass at a more opportune time on Sunday mornings.  Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Irondequoit, New York, a member church of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, under the pastoral supervision of Father Paul F. English, C.S.B., was recognized as being able to accommodate the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form on Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM.  In addition, Holy Mass also will be offered at 9:00 AM in the ordinary form of the Mass and the extraordinary form of the Mass

To read the Bishop’s entire letter click here.

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4536 St Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY

On the corner of St Paul Blvd. and Colebrook Dr. in Irondequoit

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