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  • Mass honoring First Responders on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 - Thursday July 15th, 2021
    Mass honoring First Responders on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
  • Mass for Peace July 26 at 7 p.m. - Thursday July 15th, 2021
    Mass for Peace July 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Statement regarding lifting of state COVID-19 restrictions - Thursday June 17th, 2021
    The Diocese of Rochester welcomes the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in New York State, a sign of continued progress to end the pandemic and an answer to our prayers. In light of the Governor’s action, the following guidelines have been issued to our parishes: — Masks will not be required at Mass for fully vaccinated people. ...
  • Statement: Diocese seeks approval of settlement with insurers - Friday June 11th, 2021
    The Diocese of Rochester has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to approve a $35 million settlement agreement with certain underwriters at Lloyd’s London, London Market Insurers and Interstate Fire and Casualty Co., which are among the major insurers involved in our bankruptcy case. A hearing has been scheduled for July 9, 2021. We believe this settlement, ...
  • You’re Invited: Diocesan Patronal Feast Day Mass June 22, 2021 - Tuesday June 8th, 2021
    You're Invited: Diocesan Patronal Feast Day Mass June 22, 2021
  • Two ordained diocesan priests - Saturday June 5th, 2021
    Two ordained diocesan priests
  • Eucharistic Procession with Solemn Benediction June 5 - Thursday June 3rd, 2021
    Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m., led by Bishop Matano Please join us on the eve of Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. The Eucharistic Procession will begin at Christ Our Light Mausoleum and, weather permitting, proceed through areas of Holy ...
  • Wedding Recognition Mass is Aug. 29 - Thursday June 3rd, 2021
    Wedding Recognition Mass is Aug. 29
  • Religious Freedom Week 2021 - Tuesday June 1st, 2021
    Religious Freedom Week 2021
  • Announcement Regarding Mass Obligation - Saturday May 22nd, 2021
    Pentecost Sunday May 23, 2021 A Statement on a Return to Sunday Mass by the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Upstate New York Dioceses of Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester and Syracuse Praise be to Almighty God, who has been by our side throughout this long and devastating pandemic. He has heard our cries of mourning and been our rock in ...