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  • Free and public interfaith program: “Facing Our Fears About Islam” - Wednesday August 20th, 2008 “Facing Our Fears about Islam” A free and public Fall 2008 program presented by the Commission on Christian Muslim Relations Co-sponsored by the Muslim Catholic Alliance, Nazareth College and the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue “This series will use a combination of videos and outside speakers to focus on the fears non-Muslims tend to have about Muslims and Islam. These ...
  • Statement of the N.Y. Bishops on pending abortion legislation - Thursday July 10th, 2008 New York State Catholic Conference 465 State Street · Albany, NY  12203-1004 Phone (518) 434-6195 · Fax (518) 434-9796 www.nyscatholic.org e-mail: info@nyscatholic.org Statement of the New York State Bishops On Pending Abortion Legislation Monday, March 10, 2008 This year marks the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v Wade, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. We live with its tragic ...
  • New Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools superintendent named - Thursday June 26th, 2008 Anne Willkens Leach appointed Schools Superintendent A longtime educator and schools administrator has been named new Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. Anne Willkens Leach will begin in her new position in mid-August. Willkens Leach, who lives in Penfield, currently is principal at Nazareth Hall Middle School (grades 6-8), as well as ...
  • Edison Tayag to be ordained - Monday June 16th, 2008 Edison M. Tayag will be ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Rochester on Saturday, June 28, 2008. His ordination Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. All are welcome. Bishop Matthew H. Clark will preside at the Mass, which also will be attended by many ...
  • 2007-08 Catholic Ministries Appeal sets new record - Wednesday June 11th, 2008 First time exceeding $5M; fourth straight year of growth The Diocese of Rochester announced today that more than 37,000 Roman Catholic households pledged more than $5 million to the 2007/2008 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) – an all-time record since the campaign began 27 years ago. Approximately $5.1 million had been collected at the campaign’s official close on ...
  • World-Class’ pipe organ arrives at the Cathedral; public dedication is Sept. 12 - Friday June 6th, 2008 Sacred Heart Cathedral’s long-awaited world-class pipe organ will arrive this Sunday (June 8, 2008) — in a host of boxes and a moving van. More than 50 parish volunteers will help unload boxes and pipes under the watchful eye of renowned organ builder Paul Fritts of Washington state. The organ will be assembled over the ...
  • Jesus for President kicks off new Theology on Tap series - Wednesday June 4th, 2008 THEOLOGY ON TAP Good Company…Interesting Speakers…Lively Conversation… Ten Week Summer Series for Catholics and friends in their twenties and thirties!!! At the Jitters Coffeehouse location 3333 West Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 (in Southtown Plaza): June 30: Jesus for President Barb Swiecki, Pastoral Administrator, Guardian Angels July 7: Meeting Jesus on the Road Nancy DeRycke and Ron Stacy, Good Shepherd July 14: Generation ...
  • Catholic Courier newspaper wins top honors in U.S., Canada - Monday June 2nd, 2008 El Mensajero Católico also wins several awards The Catholic Courier and its sister Spanish-language-publication, El Mensajero Católico, received a total of 13 awards — including the highest journalistic honor presented by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada — during the association’s annual convention in Toronto, Canada, May 28-30. The honors are for work published in 2007. “The ...
  • Seven men are ordained as deacons at Sacred Heart Cathedral - Thursday May 29th, 2008 Seven men will be ordained to the diaconate – six as permanent deacons and one as a transitional deacon – on May 31, 2008, at a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester. A permanent deacon – most often a married man – is ordained for service within the church, according to Deacon David Palma, ...
  • Holy Trinity Church, Webster, to dedicate Murphy Hall - Friday May 16th, 2008 Church of the Most Holy Trinity dedicates Murphy Hall parish center and gym Webster, N.Y. – The dedication of Murphy Hall on Saturday, May 17, 2008 marks the completion of a two-building expansion and construction project on the campus of Church of the Most Holy Trinity parish in Webster. In 2001, the Gathering Space was built to connect the ...

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