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  • Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons - Wednesday May 27th, 2009 Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons at Sacred Heart Cathedral Mass will be celebrated May 30, 2009 Most Rev. Matthew Clark, Bishop of Rochester, will ordain six men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 30, 2008, at a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. The permanent deacons are: Thomas Behe of Webster James Carra of ...
  • Rev. Robert McNamara, historian, author, dies at 98 - Friday May 22nd, 2009 Rev. Robert McNamara, 1910-2009 Father Robert McNamara, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Rochester and a respected historian and writer, died in Rochester Friday, (May 22, 2009) at the Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse infirmary. He was 98 years old and had served as a priest for 72 years. Father McNamara was best known for his ...
  • Register now for 12th annual Catholic Schools Scholarship Golf Classic - Wednesday May 13th, 2009 13th Annual Monroe County Catholic Schools Golf Tournament is June 29 at Greystone The 13th Annual Catholic Schools Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 29, 2009, at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, Wayne County. Proceeds will be used to provide financial assistance for needy students in the Diocese of Rochester’s Monroe County Catholic Schools ...
  • Catholic Conference statement on same-sex marriage vote - Thursday May 7th, 2009 Following is a statement from Richard E. Barnes, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference on today‟s vote in the Assembly that would redefine marriage in the Empire State: “The vote in the state Assembly to redefine marriage is not surprising but it is nevertheless disappointing. Marriage is the fundamental building block of our ...
  • Take part in our May 12 Catholic Call-in - Sunday May 3rd, 2009 Catholic Call-in May 12, 2009 Get answers to your questions about the Catholic faith Have you always wondered why we Catholics genuflect? Why do non-Catholics who were married before need an annulment before they can marry in the Catholic Church? Can I receive Holy Communion if I’m divorced? Catholics throughout the 12-county Diocese of Rochester can get answers ...
  • St. Bernard’s elects three new board members - Tuesday April 21st, 2009 St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry elects three new board members Rochester, N.Y. — St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry has announced the election of three new board members: Ronald F. Dow, Anne Shaw Fenstermacher and Deacon Anthony J. Sciolino. Ronald Dow is the retired director of the University of Rochester Library. He is a graduate ...
  • Support the work of the Sisters in Chile and Brazil in May collection - Friday April 17th, 2009 The Diocese of Rochester collection to support the Sisters of Mercy in Chile & Sisters of St. Joseph in Brazil has taken place for more than 40 years. Please give generously on May 16 & 17 at weekend Masses. Our Sisters of Mercy in Chile Four Sisters of Mercy left Rochester for Chile in 1965 with a blessing in the Cathedral from ...
  • Muslim-Catholic Alliance celebrates 6th Anniversary with public event May 2 - Monday April 13th, 2009 For more information, please contact Deacon John Brasley at jbrasley@dor.org
  • Come celebrate Stewardship Day May 9 - Thursday April 9th, 2009 Annual Stewardship Day is May 9 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester’s Stewardship Day 2009 will be held May 9, 2009, at Church of the Assumption in Fairport. Featured speaker for the day will be Lorene Hanley Duquin, author of eight books and the editor of the Our Sunday Visitor’s “Faith on the Go” series. Duquin will ...
  • Muslim-Catholic Alliance celebrates 6th Anniversary with public event - Monday March 30th, 2009 For more information, please contact Deacon John Brasley at jbrasley@dor.org

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