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  • Toward a Pro-Life Future in the Empire State (A statement by the Catholic Bishops of New York State) - Thursday May 12th, 2022
    Humanity’s salvation history was forever changed when a poor, devout Jewish girl from Galilee affirmatively said yes to life and set in motion the birth, ministry, sacrificial death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mary’s fiat (“Thy will be done.”) was a gift of love to humanity, given freely in spite of her inability to know all that would ...
  • 2022 Easter Triduum schedules for Monroe County parishes - Wednesday March 30th, 2022
    The following list of in-person Easter Triduum Masses and services for Diocese of Rochester parishes located in Monroe County was compiled from parish bulletins and websites. If a parish doesn’t have times listed, it is because these resources were not available or updated, and information will be added to this list as soon as it becomes ...
  • Rochester parish invites all to a Good Friday walk for peace - Monday March 28th, 2022
    All are welcome to join St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester for a Good Friday ecumenical walk for peace. Participants will gather in the parking lot of Corpus Christi Church/Our Lady of Americas, 864 Main St., at 11:30 a.m April 15. From there, participants will walk toward St. Michael Church on North Clinton Avenue, making ...
  • Victor pre-K joins Rochester Diocese’s Catholic-school family - Thursday March 17th, 2022
    St. Patrick Preschool, founded 25 years ago as a ministry of St. Patrick Parish in Victor, is now part of the Diocese of Rochester’s Catholic schools. “We’re growing and excited to welcome St. Patrick’s Preschool into our Rochester Catholic School family,” James Tauzel, superintendent of Rochester Catholic schools, said in a March 16 press release. “St. Patrick’s Preschool is committed ...
  • Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua to close in 2023 - Monday March 7th, 2022
    Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua will close its doors during the summer of 2023. The Redemptorist priests of the Baltimore Province will cease to offer their long-standing retreat ministry at the facility by Aug. 1, 2023, according to the retreat house’s rector, Redemptorist Father Joseph “Frank” Jones. The impending closure is due to a combination of ...
  • Lent: Time to deepen relationship with Jesus - Monday February 28th, 2022
    Holy Season of Lent My dear sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus: Monastic life, a vocation lived out in silence and contemplation, is a unique vocation and a special call to enter into vowed, consecrated religious life in an atmosphere of solitude. In my November 2018 column in the Catholic Courier, I wrote extensively about the monastic communities I have come ...
  • Mass times for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by Region - Wednesday December 15th, 2021
    See special Christmas Mass Times for parishes in your region: Monroe County · Finger Lakes · Southern Tier
  • Christmas Greetings from Bishop Matano - Monday November 29th, 2021
    Christmas Greetings from Bishop Matano
  • Praying for Peace, End to Violence Nov. 21 at the Cathedral - Tuesday November 16th, 2021
    Praying for Peace, End to Violence Nov. 21 at the Cathedral
  • Catholic Charities Names New Director - Tuesday November 16th, 2021
    Catholic Charities Names New Director Karen A. Dehais will lead a 12-county organization that serves more than 250,000 people annually ROCHESTER, New York (November 16, 2021) – Ms. Karen A. Dehais has been appointed diocesan director and president of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. She will begin her position January 8, 2022. The appointment was announced ...