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St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
5823 Walworth Road Ontario, NY 14519
Office Hours Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mailing address:
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
PO Box 499
Ontario, NY  14519

Contact a Staff Member

Weekend Mass Schedule

St. Mary's of the Lake - Ontario
Saturday Evening - 4:30 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am
Reconciliation 1st & 2nd Sat of the month -          4:00 or by appointment

Click Here For Directions!

Church of the Epiphany - Sodus
105 West Main Street Sodus, NY 14551
Sunday - 10:30 am
Reconciliation by appointment
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Mission of St. Rose - Sodus Point
7502 Fitzhugh Street Sodus Point, NY 14555
Closed for the season
Click Here For Directions

Weekday Mass Schedule

St. Mary's of the Lake - Ontario
Monday - 8:00 am
Wednesday - 8:00 am
Friday - 1st Friday of the Month - Mass at
8:00 am  followed by Eucharistic Adoration
    with Benediction at 4:45 pm
Click Here For Directions!

Church of the Epiphany - Sodus
Tuesday - 8:00 am
Thursday - 8:00 am
Click Here For Directions!

Mission of St. Rose - Sodus Point
Closed for the season
Click Here For Directions!

Welcome to Our Parish Website

We are pleased that you are here.  It is our sincere hope
that you will find our website both useful and informative
about all the events and activities that make our parish
such a warm and vibrant community.


Thanksgiving Day Masses

Epiphany  -  9:00 am
St. Mary's  -  9:00 am
St. Anne's  -  9:00 am

Please join the celebration of
Fr. Symon's 40th Anniversary as a priest

Saturday, December 5, 2020
Receiving Line 10 am - 12 noon
at St. Mary's Parish Center

Sunday, December 5, 2020
Anniversary Mass 8:30 am  at St. Mary's in Ontario
Please RSVP at or
    315-524-2611 if you plan to attend the mass


St Max Christmas Sharing 2020

The St Max Christmas Sharing program is underway with modifications to deal with the covid situation.

The stars were put on the tree last week at St Mary's and can be taken on the weekend before or after mass and also on weekdays during regular office hours.  The stars will be taken off the tree after November 22 to ensure we have time for Santa's helpers to provide any remaining gifts.  Remember, if you take a star, your wrapped and labeled gift must be returned by December 13.

The baskets are also out at the entrances to the church for your food donations for the Christmas Dinner gift boxes.  You can also sign up in the parish center hallway to donate a turkey.  Food will be accepted until December 13.  

Thank you most sincerely for your generous support of the St Max Christmas Sharing Program, especially during this most unusual and difficult year.

In the Month of November

Pra for All the Faithful Departed

In your charity, take the time to earn a Plenary Indulgence for the faithful departed. The indulgence, normally offered from November 1-8, is now extended throughout the month of November.

Click here to find out about indulgences and how to earn them.

Celebration of Mass
         Welcome Back!

Masses have resumed at St. Maximilian Kolbe and Saint Katharine Drexel following the regular schedule.


It is important to know that “the obligation of a Catholic to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended and we have uniformly encouraged those most at risk to stay home” (Bishop Matano, Memorandum, May 21, 2020).

The following guidelines will be in place for all public Masses for the foreseeable future:

  • ALL THOSE WHO ENTER THE CHURCH MUST BE WEARING A FACE MASK.  You must come wearing one and must wear one while you are in the church.
  • Everyone must sanitize his or her hands upon entrance to the church.  Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrances.
  • Observe social distancing measures.  Pews in each church will be clearly marked as to where people may sit.  A family may sit together, but please be six (6) feet apart from the next person or family.
  • The public space will be sanitized after each Mass in preparation for the next.

Due to mold problems at  St. Rose in Sodus Point, the church has not been used this summer.

The 8:30 Summer Mass is being celebrated at Church of the Epiphany 105 West Main St. Sodus, NY 14551.



Adoration, Confession and Benediction are held every week.  You are invited to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament during this holy hour.

Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at St. Maximilian Kolbe - St. Mary's Church

Wednesday from 5:30- 6:30 pm at St. Katharine Drexel - St. Patrick's Church


Inspirational Music to share

Psalm 51    performed by Nancy and John

Nothing but the Blood of Christ     performed by Nancy and John



Catholic Migrant Ministry -
Summer 2020

The Journey of El Camino
Read about the vibrant ministry that continues to support the migrant community in our Diocese.


Family Resources during COVID at Home

The Family Zone
A weekly faith-filled newsletter published by the Diocese of Rochester to support your household during our time at home.

Growing in Faith Together
An opportunity for young adults to join with others to grow in faith during this time of sacrifice. 

How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?
"A video from Fr. Mike Schmitz that provides an opportunity for parents, teens, and older children to reflect on how you might respond in these unprecedented times."

Now Sacrificial Giving is Easier Than Ever

Your generosity makes a difference!
Online giving helps St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish save time and money.  Recurring donations help us plan and give us financial predictability.

Sacrificial Giving     4 options

#1)  Bill Pay is St. Maximilian Kolbe's Preferred Method of giving for electronic contributions and donations right out of your own checking or savings account.  This method is convenient and there is no cost to the parish.  Your bank's bill payment service allows you to set up single or recurring payments directly from your account.
Use the following information:
Payee:    St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
Mailing Address:    St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church    PO Box 499    Ontario NY  14519
Memo:    Purpose of the donation (e.g. Your Envelope Number if you know it or Sunday Offering)

# 2 :  Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church and mailed to:

St. Maximilian Kolbe   P.O. Box 499   Ontario, NY 14519
In the Memo Field: Specific purpose (e.g. Your Envelope Number if you know it or Sunday Offering)

#3:  Mobile Giving Via Text Message Is Now Available!
1.  Text Give to: 315-204-0999
2.  Fellow the prompts

3.  Register your credit or debit card (first time only)  Donors can use Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club and debit cards with a Visa or MasterCard logo. You will have the option to also set up single or recurring donations until you stop them.

A Statement from the Business Office regarding the Security of Txt2Give OnLine Giving
Our parish is using “Txt2Give” to manage text gifts for donations.  Txt2Give’s team has extensive experience developing software that handles electronic payments. Bank-level encryption is used when transmitting credit card data to a secure processor, and sensitive credit card information never enters Txt2Give. It's transmitted directly from the mobile device to the payment processor. Txt2Give is the same platform used by the Diocese of Rochester for CMA gifts. The Diocese vetted this platform with its legal counsel and auditors for security, PCI compliance*, and compatibility with its payment processor before implementing and endorsing it for use in the parishes.
If you have questions regarding Text2Give, please contact our Finance Director, Mary Capone at 585-281-7440.
*PCI compliance standards require merchants and other businesses to handle credit card information in a secure manner that helps reduce the likelihood that cardholders would have sensitive financial account information stolen.

#4.  Parish Website:
Giving On-Line is now enabled from this website.

Click HERE to enroll then follow the prompts.
You will have the option to also set up single or recurring donations until you stop them.


From the Office of the Bishop
regarding celebration of Masses

Click the link below to read the Letter from Bishop Matano

Letter to the Faithful March 16 2020


From the Office of the Bishop
regarding celebration of Sacraments

Click the link below to read the Letter from Bishop Matano

Letter to the Faithful March 17 2020


What's Up At St. Max

Parish Life Events


Parish events have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Kenyan-US Catholic priest looks back on his 40-year journey of serving God
by KIPLANGAT KIRUI, correspondent for The Star


Click on the link below to read an inspirational, informative article about St. Maximilian Kolbe's own Father Symon Ntaiyia as published in The Star, a Kenyan newspaper.


Engine Behind the Power

Fr. Symon Ntaiyia
Founder of Fr. Ntaiyia Julilee and Olechekut Supat Schools


Click on the link below to view Fr. Symon's interview on Kenya television.



Please note that our mailing address has changed!
Mail should be addressed as follows:

        St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
PO Box 499
Ontario, NY  14519

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In re Diocese of Rochester
Case No. 19-20905

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester
("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the
"Bankruptcy Code").

The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing
Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar

If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim elated
to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.

Please visit or call (855)347-3773 for more
information on how to file your proof of claim.