Sunday Masses are as follows
Daily Mass is celebrated
Monday thru Friday:
Every Thursday at
We have gluten free hosts available for those who may need it. Please notify either the priest or deacon before Mass begins to request a gluten free host.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: If you have a family member at home who is seriously sick or has been admitted to the hospital or is in danger of death, please do not hesitate to call the office so that the office staff can inform the priests. If it is an emergency situation, please call Fr. Michael’s cell phone 585-230-9610.
Marriages: Appointments must be made six months before the wedding. Couples are required to meet monthly with Fr. Michael and are also required to attend Pre-Cana Class.
Baptisms: Notify parish office to request baptisms. Parents are required to attend a pre-baptism class. Godparents must provide a letter of recommendation.
Our Lady of Mercy
St. Brigid's Worship Site
There will be a Lenten Penance Service on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00pm at St. Brigid Church in Bergen. The Penance Service is for both St. Brigid and Our Lady of Mercy Parishes.
The main characteristic that distinguishes a Christian from a person of a different religious denomination is true love. This consists in feeling deeply loved by God, and loving Him in return, above all things. From this conception of life derives other characteristics such as forgiveness, hope, faith, truth, etc. Saint Francis of Assisi, in his “Simple Prayer” helps us reflect on the great blessing we have of believing in God, and in the contribution we can make to the world enlightening the darkness with the true light of Jesus Christ.
The prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi shows the 8 contributions that a Christian can make to the world when he lives his faith coherently and lives an authentic life:
1. “Where there is hatred, let me sow love.”
“Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” (Mt 5:44).
In the midst of war, interior solitude, depression, and financial problems, love is the light that dissipates darkness and brings peace and stability. But, who can bring love to our lives? Only Jesus Christ. Only in Christ can we fully love. The Christian that is united to Him has the ability to communicate that love because “everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God” (1 Jn 4:7). The next time you perceive hate, do not forget to bring the love of God, that way He Himself will be the one intervening to dissipate the darkness of evil.