Pastoral Care

St. Ann’s Community welcomes people of all faiths. Our long and rich history follows the Catholic tradition, dating back to our founding by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1873. The tradition continues to this day with daily Mass, the presence of Priests who provide the Sacraments to our Catholic residents, and on-site pastoral care for all of our residents.

We invite all residents and their loved ones to participate in services in the beautiful Walter and Barbara Parkes Family Chapel at St. Ann’s Community on our Irondequoit campus. Information is available in the weekly bulletin available at the Parkes Family Chapel entrance. You can also call our Chapel Information Line at (585) 697-6070 for information on services.

View our weekly bulletin here.

Celebrated in the Chapel

Monday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

(Please note: Times may change during religious holidays)


Saturdays, 3:00-3:30 p.m. and by appointment

Communion Service

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Interfaith Worship Services
Held in the Chapel on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:15 a.m.

Visiting clergy celebrate this service.

The Sacrament of Anointing the Sick and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are always available upon request.

Eucharist is regularly distributed to Catholic residents on the Cherry Ridge, Portland and LeRoy campuses.

The Chapel is used for resident funerals, memorial services and for regular bereavement services, seasonal services of Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation and prayer services for special occasions or events.

The Chapel is always open for quiet reflection and meditation.

Chapel services are broadcast on Channel 28 in St. Ann’s Home, Chapel Oaks and Cherry Ridge.


  • Sister Mary Louise Mitchell, Director of Pastoral Care
  • Rose Callea, Assistant Director
  • Monika Karna, Spiritual Care Coordinator
  • Sister Karen Dietz, Pastoral Care Coordinator
  • Juliana Joyce, Pastoral Care Coordinator
  • Father Al Delmonte, Resident Retired Priest Chaplain
  • Father Bill Donnelly, Resident Retired Priest Chaplain
  • Father Dan Holland, Resident Retired Priest Chaplain
Sr. Mary Louise Mitchell

St. Ann’s Pastoral Services at Cherry Ridge
Celebrated in the Community Room/Chapel

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

(Please note: Times may change during religious holidays.)

Interfaith Worship Service

Held in the Chapel on the second Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m.

Presider and Preacher is a visiting clergy person.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Services are held during Lent and Advent. The sacrament is also available upon request at any time.

The Eucharist is reserved in the Meditation Room. This room is always open for quiet meditation and reflection.


  • Father Peter Bayer, Resident Retired Priest Chaplain
  • Father James Boyle, Retired Priest Chaplain
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