Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs





Ongoing  programs and dialogues during Fall 2017.  


Coming: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25. Theme: Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power (Ex. 15:6) For more information and ideas, please click here.


Get to know Rochester Refugees through 'See Their Stories', a wonderful collection of 3-4 minute sharings by refugees from different parts of the world.  A great resource for parish interfaith discussions. 

Recent: Catholic- Lutheran Joint Prayer Service, Oct. 29. Video: Catholics, Lutherans join in prayer




Willing to be a Parish Interfaith Liaison?  Contact Betsy McDermott at for more information.



Learn about the history of Ecumencial and Interreligious DialogueWe have so much to celebrate! See the

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester video



GRCC Faith in Action

Faith organizations work together for social justice and spiritual development. 





Muslim Catholic Agreement


Solemn Document of Agreement between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and the Muslim Council of Masjid of Rochester, signed in Rochester, NY, dated May 5, 2003.


Catholic Jewish Agreement (.pdf)


Agreement between the Rochester Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Community Federation of Rochester, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, signed in Rochester, NY, dated May 8, 1996.


Catholic Episcopal Agreement

Agreement between Bishop Matthew H. Clark, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and Bishop William G. Burrill, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, signed in Rochester, NY, on the Feast of Pentecost, dated May 22, 1988.




Bernard Grizard                                     Betsy McDermott

Diocesan Director                                      Project Manager; Interfaith Liaison

Pastoral Services                                         Pastoral Services

Roman Catholic Diocese                             Roman Catholic Diocese 

of Rochester                                               of Rochester

585.328.3228 ext. 1328                               585.328.3228 ext. 1287