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The Abbey of the Genesee

The Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Rd.,  Piffard, NY 14533
(585) 243-0660)

Please note that Daily Mass is presently celebrated at 7 am, and is open to the public. 

The Abbey Gatehouse Store is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

We welcome visitors to join the community for liturgical prayer in the Abbey Church or to spend time in quiet solitary prayer. A porter is available throughout the day to provide assistance and answer questions. The Church and reception room are open from 3:15 AM until 8:00 PM. For the times for Mass and Liturgy of the Hours throughout the day see our Liturgical Schedule page.

The reception room provides a quiet place to rest and reflect for a time. The grounds in front of the abbey provide a quiet and peaceful setting for quiet walking and sitting.


We also have facilities for men or women wishing to make a quiet, monastic retreat. For information on making individual or group retreats visit our retreats page.



We are five miles west of Geneseo, 35 miles south of Rochester, and 55 miles east of Buffalo.

Miles to Abbey from…

Albany, NY – 225
Buffalo, NY – 55
Cleveland, OH – 250
Erie, PA – 150
New York City, NY – 350
Rochester, NY – 35
Syracuse, NY – 90
Toronto, Canada – 170