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  • Bishop grants dispensation from Lenten meat abstinence - Saturday March 21st, 2020
    Bishop grants dispensation from Lenten meat abstinence
  • Letter to Priests and Pastoral Administrators - Friday March 20th, 2020
    Allow me to offer you my prayers and deep gratitude to you and your staffs for your cooperation as we deal with the tragic effects of the Coronavirus Disease and its harsh implications upon our ability to serve the faithful, entailing many sacrifices on the part of all. During this past week you have had ...
  • Letter to the Faithful: Response to COVID-19, the Coronavirus Disease - Tuesday March 17th, 2020
    Yesterday, March 16, 2020, I issued a Statement announcing that all public Masses in our Diocese have been suspended due to the ongoing threats, sickness and deaths created by the Coronavirus. I am united in prayer with all of you, especially the sick, the poor and all suffering personally from the devastating effects of this ...
  • List of televised and live-stream Masses - Tuesday March 17th, 2020
    In response to information provided by local and state government and health officials concerning the coronavirus, the Diocese of Rochester has suspended public Masses until further notice. Priests will continue to say private Mass and some diocesan parishes plan to continue live streaming. Here is the list of parishes planning to live stream private Masses ...
  • Statement regarding Coronavirus and the Suspension of All Public Masses - Monday March 16th, 2020
    Due to growing concerns, ongoing medical advice, as well as continuing local and state government restrictions in social settings to limit the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, all public Masses in the Diocese of Rochester are suspended until further notice, effective immediately, March 16, 2020. Churches however, will remain accessible for private prayer, pending ...
  • Precautions concerning COVID-19, the Coronavirus Disease at Holy Mass and other gatherings - Thursday March 12th, 2020
    In response to information provided by local and state government and health officials today, March 12, 2020, concerning COVID-19, the Coronavirus Disease, Bishop Matano has issued the following guidelines: Concerning Holy Mass in the Diocese of Rochester, the following are to remain in effect until further notice: In response to information provided by local and ...
  • Ash Wednesday Masses and Liturgies - Thursday February 20th, 2020
  • James Tauzel appointed Superintendent of Catholic Schools - Thursday February 13th, 2020
    Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, in consultation with the Diocesan School Board, has appointed Mr. James Tauzel as Superintendent of Catholic Schools, effective immediately. Mr. Tauzel had been serving since September 2019 as interim Superintendent. Mr. Tauzel, who previously served as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for the Diocese of Rochester, holds a Master of Education in ...
  • Statement Regarding the Beatification of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - Thursday December 5th, 2019
    The Diocese of Rochester appreciates the many accomplishments that Archbishop Sheen achieved in his lifetime in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide through media, thereby bringing the message of Jesus to a vast audience. His legacy in the area of communications made him a prophet in the future use of mass media to ...
  • St. Joseph School in Auburn to close in June 2020 - Wednesday November 20th, 2019
    After years of declining enrollment and accompanying financial difficulties, St. Joseph School in Auburn will close its doors at the end of the school year in June 2020. The request to close the school was jointly made “with sadness and regret” by the pastors and parochial vicars of the Auburn parishes in a letter to The ...

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