St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Latin Mass Community

St Thomas the Apostle Church | Rochester, NY

Mass & Confession

Coronavirus Update Spring 2020

March 22, 2020: 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 each Mass.  If that doesn’t work out, then simply follow the instructions below.

2020-05-24 – 9AM English Mass



2020-05-24 – 11:15AM Latin Mass

Instructions: 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.

Instructions: 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.

Prayer to St. Joseph: Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of Mary, grant, we beseech thee, thy paternal protection, through the Heart of Jesus Christ. O thou saint whose infinite power is extended to all our needs, rendering for us possible that which is impossible, look upon the concerns of they children with they fatherly countenance. In the troubles and sorrows that afflict us, we have confident recourse to thee. Deign to take under thy loving protection this important and difficult endeavor, the cause of our worries, and dispose its success to the glory of God and to the benefit of His faithful servants. Amen.

Weekly Mass Schedule

March 22, 2020 – all Masses are private and will be livestreamed until further notice. 

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 and Adoration Schedule

April 5, 2020 – St. Thomas the Apostle Church is open for private prayer, adoration, and confession as follows. Please use the south (parking lot) entrance. Volunteers from the Knights of Columbus can answer your questions and provide guidance at the door. Diocesan policy requires that everyone over the age of two must wear a face covering in church.

12:30 to 2:00pm private prayer and adoration
1:00 to 2:00pm individual confessions


“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. Please note these activities are suspended as of March 2020 until further notice.



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.

Consider joining us for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

4536 St Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY

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

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