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  • 150th Anniversary Celebration: Lessons & Carols Dec. 15 - Tuesday December 5th, 2017 As part of the Diocese of Rochester’s 150th anniversary celebration, Bishop Matano and members of the Diocesan Choir welcome you to a Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Local Catholics, Lutherans unite in prayer - Monday October 30th, 2017 Commonality rather than conflict was the prevailing theme among Catholics and Lutherans who came together for a special worship service at Sacred Heart Cathedral Oct. 29. The Sunday-evening gathering marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation while also highlighting ongoing efforts to build cooperation, understanding and mutual respect between Catholics and Lutherans. “How wonderful it is ...
  • Annual Blue Mass Oct. 14 - Friday September 29th, 2017 You are cordially invited to join Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, as we pray, in gratitude, to God for the safety of all the courageous men and women of law enforcement who so selflessly serve and protect our community.
  • Joint Lutheran-Catholic Prayer Service - Tuesday September 26th, 2017 You are enthusiastically invited to participate in this historic prayer service presided over by Bishop John Macholz, Bishop of the Up State New York Synod, ELCA and Bishop Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester. The Journey continues but what a great moment to pause and celebrate what has already been accomplished. Please join us.
  • Catholic Charities Annual Report - Thursday August 10th, 2017 April 24, 2017 marked the 100th Anniversary of the date on which New York State Governor Charles Whitman signed into law a special act of the State Legislature establishing Catholic Charities Corporations in each of the Dioceses in New York State. For this one hundred years, and for longer in some Dioceses, Catholic Charities agencies ...
  • 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference - Tuesday August 8th, 2017 “Create in me a clean heart” Join us for the third annual Men’s Conference on Saturday October 14, 2017. WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 am Registration opens 8:00 am Mass – Bishop Salvatore R. Matano ...
  • Pastoral Letter: Year of the Eucharist - Thursday July 6th, 2017 A Pastoral Letter From The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: We are quickly advancing toward the 150th anniversary of our Diocese on March 3, 2018, with solemn observances to begin in the Fall of this ...
  • Bishop makes pastoral appointments - Tuesday July 4th, 2017 Bishop makes 2017 parish-leadership appointments Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has announced the following pastoral appointments, which become effective June 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted: • Father Anthony J. Amato to parochial vicar, Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Owego. • Father Frederick K. Asuming to parochial administrator, St. Theodore, Gates. • Father Juan G. Benitez to parochial vicar, St. Louis, Pittsford. • Father ...
  • Theology on Tap Summer 4-pack - Wednesday June 28th, 2017 August 7, 2017 Beyond Left and Right: The Appalling Strangeness of Catholic Moral Teaching Dr. Matthew Kuhner Director of Catechesis & Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology August 14, 2017 Love and Lies: Theology of the Body Michelle Kuhner, M.T.S. Masters in Theology of Marriage and the Family August 21, 2017 The Real Presence: I Believe…Do You? Fr. Peter VanLieshout Parochial Administrator, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Parish, ...
  • 2018 Synod of Bishops Questionnaire - Thursday June 1st, 2017 Pope Francis has again requested worldwide feedback concerning issues that will be addressed at the October 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for the Synod, Pope Francis has written a Letter to Young People (ages 16-29) and the Synod of Bishops has released a preparatory document. In response to ...