The Mountain community has been holding you in prayer during this time of displacement caused by the pandemic, and the challenges within our society caused by racial injustice. We are, in a way, “reopening” our ongoing prayer life. We are grateful many of you have remembered us from a distance, and we hope you join us when you find it to be the right time to visit.

As New York State coronavirus cases continue to subside, and normal activities gradually re-open, Mt. Irenaeus is beginning to develop plans to welcome guests again. We are excited to share the following:

  • Effective immediately, we invite you to visit us to walk in the woods, pray in the Chapel and enjoy the grounds.
  • We ask that you call ahead at 585-973-2470 to let us know your plans. Please be mindful of notifications of where we have restricted access. Please make sure you are in good health before arriving.
  • Starting Sunday, June 21, we will begin celebrating public Mass once more with limited seating capacity. With a requirement to keep six feet of space between everyone, we can only welcome a limited number of guests in attendance. If you would like to join us, please sign up on the events section of our website.
  • If you have chronic, underlying health conditions, we encourage you to continue appropriate practices of distancing yourself at this time.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to wash your hands and answer a few health questions before entering the chapel. Our practices have been adjusted due to health guidelines, so please follow the directions of the resident summer community.
  • While we can have limited guests for Sunday Liturgy, we will NOT have a dish to pass brunch afterwards. Friends are welcome to walk the grounds, and bring their own picnic meal to enjoy afterwards.
  • In a similar fashion we look to have our Wednesday Evenings of Re-Creation beginning July 1; please sign up on the events section of our website.
  • Please note: There is timbering activity taking place near the Chapel and the parking lot is completely blocked by heavy equipment and harvested trees. You will need to park by the House of Peace if you intend to visit.