Pastoral and Office Staff

Fr. William Coffas

PASTOR.. Fr. William G. Coffas, the son of William and Carol Coffas, grew up in Irondequoit and was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, now Peace of Christ. He has three sisters. He graduated from Eastridge High School in 1990 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, with a minor in Marketing, from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1994.  

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Fr. Joseph Martuscello

Parochial Vicar
Rev. Joseph Martuscello

Joseph Placious

DEACON. Deacon Joe is a native Rochesterian who met his wife Natalie at their home parish St Andrew’s church in Rochester. They have two children, Joseph married to Jacqui, and Nicholas, along with two grandchildren, Xavier and Vincent. Deacon Joe was ordained May 21, 2005 and his first assignment was at Holy Name of Jesus.

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Mary Jo DiNoto

PASTORAL ADMIN. Mary Jo has been in Ministry since 2004. She began as Youth Minister, became a Pastor Minister then a Pastoral Associate, getting her education at St. Bernard School of Theology. In 2015 Mary Jo and her husband, Mike, moved from Webster, where she lived since 1991.

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Mary Martell

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Mary Martell has been the Principal at Holy Cross School for the last 6 years. She is so proud of the welcoming, family atmosphere in the school and strength of the academic programs.

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Mary Toot

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR. Mary and her family have been members of Holy Cross parish community for many years. She has a Master’s in Education from Nazareth College, with a background as a Catholic School teacher and a mentor.

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Donna Jacobi

TWEEN/TEEN YOUTH MINISTER. I am a lifelong member of Holy Cross Parish. Married here and raised my family here. Volunteered for many years with sacrament preparation and faith formation. 

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Office Staff

Nicky McGrath

RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY. Nicky is available from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and can assist you with many issues or questions:

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Gina Hill

OFFICE MANAGER/ BOOKKEEPING. Gina is our office manager/accountant. She works closely with the Pastor in managing the day-to-day financial issues of the parish including,

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Dan Leitten

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE. Dan is the Finance Director for the Eastern Greece/ Charlotte Parishes of Holy Cross, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Charles Borromeo and St. John the Evangelist, Greece. He works closely with the Pastor(s) to oversee the overall practical financial condition of the parish.

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Jennifer Ertel

BULLETIN EDITOR. Jenny collects information, photos, and artwork, and prepares the bulletin for print each week.

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Our Parish Pastoral team assists in all phases of care and ministering to our parishioners. Office Hours are from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Call 585-663-2244. Office e-mail is