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  • Tolton: From Slave to Priest - Tuesday May 1st, 2018
    Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00pm Aquinas Institute of Rochester 1127 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14913
  • Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29 - Thursday April 26th, 2018
    People of faith are committed to serving others in God’s love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more. Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve. Religious Freedom Week begins June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher. Join Catholics across the country to pray and ...
  • Safe Environment Newsletter | Spring 2018 - Tuesday April 17th, 2018
    Bivona Child Advocacy Center helps children heal after abuse When a child is a victim of sexual or physical abuse, having to re-tell to multiple adults what happened may just exacerbate the trauma. The goal of Bivona Child Advocacy Center is to reduce the trauma that victims experience and ...
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - Thursday April 12th, 2018
    The 2017 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, produced by the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection (SCYP) in 2018, describes the progress of Catholic dioceses/eparchies in implementing victim assistance and child protection policies and programs in the United States, particularly those found within the ...
  • Pope Francis: “Rejoice and Be Glad” - Monday April 9th, 2018
  • Social Ministry Conference April 26 - Monday April 9th, 2018
    An invitation to Pastors, Parish Staff, and Parishioners, especially Parish Council members, Religious Education teachers, Youth Group leaders, & Social Ministry Committee members Workshops and discussions on current social concerns including: The Opioid Crisis; Share the Journey; Refugees & Immigrants; Life Issues; Anti-Hunger Advocacy; PLUS: Social Ministry success stories from Diocese of Rochester parishes
  • Catholic Medical Conference May 5 - Monday April 9th, 2018
    The Finger Lakes Guild of the national Catholic Medical Association will present its first conference with speakers and workshops to provide information and support for Catholic medical professionals. The May 5 event at the Rochester Institute of Technology Inn &Conference Center in Henrietta will conclude with the annual White Mass for health-care professionals to be celebrated ...
  • Diocesan Day of Penance is March 14 - Monday March 5th, 2018
    The Catholic Church believes the Sacrament of Penance (sometimes called Reconciliation or Confession) is a graced opportunity for us to celebrate God’s forgiveness. The Sacrament calls us to a true sorrow for the sins we have committed, along with an intention to repair our lives and our relationships with God and our community.
  • Prayers for victims of Florida tragedy - Thursday February 15th, 2018
    Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has joined his brother bishops from around the country in praying from the victims and families of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people and injured at least 14 others.
  • Lent 2018 - Friday February 9th, 2018
    The 2018 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter Sunday on April 1. During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat ...