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  • Bishop’s Letter to Irondequoit Catholic Community - Tuesday June 1st, 2010 As you know, several weeks ago I received the final recommendations of the Irondequoit Pastoral Planning Group concerning the future of the Irondequoit parishes. In accordance with the law of the Church, I met with the diocesan Presbyteral Council about these recommendations, asking for the priests’ wise counsel. Subsequently, I met with the three pastors of the Catholic churches ...
  • Life Mass to be offered at St. Leo the Great June 5 - Friday May 28th, 2010 You are invited to honor the dignity and humanity of the pre-born by attending a Mass for all those lost to miscarriage and abortion. The Funeral Mass, presided by Father Joseph Catanise and concelebrated byFather Anthony Mugavero, will be offered at St.Leo the Great Catholic Church, 167 Lake Avenue, Hilton NY 14468 on June 5th ...
  • Former Protestant minister, married, father of 6, to be ordained priest - Thursday May 20th, 2010 Former Protestant minister, married and father of 6 children, to be ordained Catholic priest in 2011 The Vatican recently approved Scott Caton’s road to priesthood ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – For Scott Caton, a former Protestant minister, becoming Catholic 12 years ago was a joyous occasion, the fulfillment of a long desire to experience the beauty and power ...
  • Priest’s faculties withdrawn - Sunday May 16th, 2010 The Diocese of Rochester is investigating a complaint alleging improper conduct with minors dating back to the 1970s against Rev. Paul Schnacky, a retired priest who resides in Hornell, New York. Results of that investigation were presented to the Diocesan Review Board, which advises Bishop Clark on these matters. They have determined that the investigation ...
  • On a mission to help Kenyan orphans - Monday May 3rd, 2010 Charities director on mission to help orphans in Kenya By Nicole Ricker Diocese of Rochester Communications Intern Joseph Dimino is leaving his position as executive director of Livingston County Catholic Charities to assist in the operation of an orphanage in Kenya. Dimino’s last day at Catholic Charities was April 30, and he is scheduled to leave for St. ...
  • Join Bishop Clark for Stewardship Day 2010 on April 24 - Tuesday April 13th, 2010 Stewardship Day 2010 The Diocese of Rochester Stewardship Day 2010, a gathering that draws people from all 12 counties of the diocese, will be held April 24, 2010, at Church of the Assumption in Fairport, from 8 am. to noon. Keynote speaker and workshop leader will be Charles Zech, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Study ...
  • Diocese of Rochester holds 2008 Joy of Stewardship Day - Friday April 2nd, 2010 2008 Stewardship Day is April 26 Stewardship Day 2008 will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26, 2008, at the Burgundy Basin Conference Center, Pittsford. The event aims to help parishes and individuals through the diocesan-wide program, “The Joy of Stewardship,” which promotes the biblical principles of sharing one’s time, talent and treasure. Joining ...
  • Lenten Fasting and Abstinence - Wednesday March 17th, 2010 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 on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout ...
  • St. Joseph, St. Lawrence schools to become parish-operated - Thursday January 21st, 2010 St. Joseph and St. Lawrence schools to become parish-operated this fall St. Joseph School in Penfield and St. Lawrence School in Greece will become parish-run schools this fall under plans approved by Bishop Matthew Clark, in consultation with the pastors of both parishes. The schools have been operated by the Monroe County Catholic Schools system since ...
  • Creches on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral - Tuesday December 1st, 2009 Christmas creches on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral through Jan. 6 A collection of creches from throughout the world and from the personal collections of Bishop Clark, several area priests and nuns are on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral through the Epiphany, Jan. 6. All are welcome to this free and public exhibit in the Cathedral narthex. The creches ...