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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.


Family Promise is our parish's commitment to the homeless in Wayne County.   St. Max became part of this program in 2019 under the leadership of Stan and Louise Weller and Anne Hudson. Recently, Stan has been dealing with some severe health issues and the Wellers need to limit their leadership.  That means that WE, the people of St. Max, need to step up and help out!

Our next hosting opportunity begins on Sunday, October 4 and lasts for 2 weeks.  What we need is meals for each day.  We are working to pre-plan the menus for the two weeks, making it easier for people to help out.  As we get closer and know how many families there are, more information can be shared.  If you think you would be able to help out, please drop an email to to be included in our volunteer list.   This will enable us to easily contact you regarding ways to help.

And lastly, your prayers are always a big help - for the program and for the Weller family.

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.  The Summer Mass schedule will continue until OCTOBER 25.



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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Content Editor:  Florence Socci


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.