Welcome to Saint Marianne Cope Parish

We are a welcoming, Christ-centered Roman Catholic community, strengthened by the Eucharist, nuturing the faith through love and service.
The Parish of St. Marianne Cope is a community of believers in Jesus Christ, who are called to fulfill the message of the Gospel to love God, neighbor, and self. We live our Catholic faith in imitation of the mission of Jesus, through prayer, teaching, service, and healing. We seek to provide opportunities for you to experience, know, love, and serve God rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

All worship sites are handicap accessible and equipped with hearing loop. We also make a special effort to be family friendly. We look forward to you joining us at Mass soon! 

Your can register as a parishoner at St. Marianne Cope here.

Our Patroness:  Blessed Marianne Cope was canonized on October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.  Her feast day is January 23rd, her birthday.  Learn more about St. Marianne here.                                                                                                                                                                    
Our Parish History:  Saint Marianne Cope Roman Catholic Parish of Monroe County was formed in April of 2012 from the Rush Henrietta Catholic Community.  The Community was formed in June of 2011 and consisted of three worship sites, St. Joseph's Church (founded in 1864), the Church of the Good Shepherd (founded in 1911), and Guardian Angels Church (founded in 1960),  all of which had a long history of friendship, shared prayer, and outreach ministries. 


The Rush Henrietta Central School District purchased the Good Shepherd Campus in 2019.  On Monday, October 21, 2019 the last Mass was held in the original church at the Church of the Good Shepherd.  The following is a brief history of the Church of the Good Shepherd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • The Cornerstone for the original church was laid on October 1, 1911 by Bishop Hickey and he returned on February 12, 1912 to dedicate the completed Church building.
  • Good Shepherd School, begun by Fr. George Vogt, was completed in 1958 and staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, who served as teachers and administrators of the school. 
  • The school closed in 2008.
  • An addition was built to the school in 1964 which included a larger chapel for the growing parish.
  • In 2012, Good Shepherd merged with Guardian Angels and St. Joseph’s in Rush to create St. Marianne Cope Parish
  • In 2019, the sale of the Good Shepherd Campus to the Rush-Henrietta Central School District was finalized, and the last Masses at Good Shepherd were celebrated the weekend of October 19-20, 2019.                                                                                                                                                                                                             

With the sale of the Good Shepherd Campus, renovations were needed at Guardian Angels Church to meet the needs of the Parish.  Bishop Salvatore Matono dedicated the new altar and presided over the first Mass in the newly renovated sancturay on December 18, 2022.