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  • 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 ...
  • Diocese issues statement regarding abuse complaint - Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 Diocese issues statement regarding abuse complaint
  • Annual Appeal nearly $600,000 ahead of last year! - Tuesday October 27th, 2009 Catholic Ministries Appeal nearly $600,000 ahead of last year at this time Thank you for your support! Approx. 17,000 donors have pledged more than $2.43 million: about 44 percent of the goal Support your parish! Give Online safely and securely. For more information about the CMA: Click here
  • Annual Blue Mass - Tuesday October 20th, 2009 Men and women of law enforcement to be honored at Cathedral “Blue Mass” Nov. 1 Most Rev. Matthew H. Clark, bishop of Rochester, cordially invites you to attend the annual “Blue Mass” honoring members of law enforcement in the Greater Rochester-Monroe County area, to be held on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Mass will begin ...
  • 800 Catholic School students gather for Mass with Bishop Clark - Friday October 2nd, 2009 Bishop Clark will celebrate a special Mass for more than 800 Catholic School students from throughout the Finger Lakes Region on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Geneva, NY. As many as 32 area priests also will be in attendance. The Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 48 Pulteney St., Geneva. Students from the ...
  • Red Mass for legal community - Tuesday August 11th, 2009 Bishop Clark to preside at Red Mass for legal community Oct. 2     Bishop Matthew H. Clark will celebrate the annual Red Mass, invoking the help and inspiration of the Holy Spirit on judges, prosecutors, civil attorneys, canon lawyers and local government officials, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. The Mass will begin at 12:15 p.m. at Sacred ...
  • 10 Questions on Influenza/H1N1 (Swine) Flu and the Liturgy - Wednesday July 15th, 2009 The Committee on Divine Worship, a standing committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has the responsibility for all matters relating to the Liturgy. The Secretariat of Divine Worship carries out the work of the Committee on Divine Worship, by: overseeing the preparation and approval of liturgical books and texts ...
  • 2009-2010 Catholic Ministries Appeal - Friday July 10th, 2009 Help support your parish in the Catholic Ministries Appeal ‘Keeping the Spirit Alive’ theme of 2009-10 CMA WATCH THE CMA VIDEO ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Asking Catholics to share their blessings to ensure the Church’s ministries remain vibrant in challenging economic times and amid growing need, Bishop of Rochester Matthew Clark today officially launched the 2009-2010 Catholic Ministries Appeal ...

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