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  • Corning school will not reopen for upcoming school year - Wednesday August 24th, 2022
    All Saints Academy in Corning will not reopen for the 2022-23 school year due to a sudden and severe drop in enrollment. School families, teachers and staff were notified of the decision — which came just three weeks before classes were set to begin — in a letter dated Aug. 18. The letter was signed by ...
  • Father Aaron Kelly is Rochester Diocese’s newest priest - Monday July 11th, 2022
    ROCHESTER — A vocational call that first surfaced in second grade, and never wavered, has now been answered in full by Father Aaron Kelly.Father Kelly’s 20-year pursuit of the priesthood was realized on the morning of July 2, when Bishop Salvatore R. Matano ordained him at Sacred Heart Cathedral. “Amazing” is how Father Kelly described his ...
  • Statement from Bishop Matano regarding the Supreme Court Decision: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization - Friday June 24th, 2022
    By God’s Providence, as the United States Supreme Court today released their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, I was with the Sisters of Life at their Motherhouse in New York preparing to celebrate Holy Mass for them for the Renewal of Vows of ten sisters; tomorrow I will celebrate Holy Mass for the First Procession ...
  • Bishop: Jesus in the Eucharist helps us bear our burdens - Tuesday June 21st, 2022
    ROCHESTER — A throng of people singing hymns in English, Spanish and Latin followed Bishop Salvatore R. Matano as he carried the Blessed Sacrament aloft through the streets surrounding Corpus Christi Church June 19. The eucharistic procession began at the church on East Main Street and continued onto Prince Street, which the Rochester Police Department had ...
  • 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 ...