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  • Catholic Ministries Appeal tops 90 percent of goal - Friday March 2nd, 2007 Local Catholic Ministries Appeal at more than 90 percent of goal With three months to go,$4.8 million has been raised toward $5.3 million goal Roman Catholics in the 12-county Diocese of Rochester have donated more than $4.8 million toward Bishop Matthew Clark’s $5.3 million Catholic Ministries Appeal goal for 2006-07. The Appeal is running about $400,000 ahead of last year ...
  • Public Policy Weekend focuses on “Children at Risk” - Tuesday February 6th, 2007 Roman Catholics will be signing a petition to New York Governor Spitzer and other state government officials as part of their study of the subject of “Children at Risk” at parishes throughout the 12-county Diocese of Rochester this weekend (Feb. 10-11, 2007). They’ll be examining what they can do as a faith group and as New York citizens ...
  • CMA Launch - Monday September 25th, 2006 Calling on Catholics to help sustain the local Church’s many ministries and to strengthen it for future generations, Bishop Matthew H. Clark today launched the 2006-07 annual appeal). The goal has been set at $5.3 million for the appeal. The theme is “A Time to Share, For Generations to Come.” Bishop Clark also announced that the appeal, which since ...
  • Muslim-Catholic Alliance plans fall programs - Thursday September 21st, 2006 Fall 2006 Presentations sponsored by the Muslim Catholic Alliance • Nov. 6, 2006 at 7 p.m. Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Road, Brighton “Mary, Mother of Jesus, from Biblical and Qur’anic sources” • Nov. 13, 2006 at 7 p.m. Blessed Sacrament Church, 534 Oxford St., near Monroe Avenue “Pope Benedict XVI: Interfaith Initiatives” • Nov. 20, 2006 at 7 p.m. Site to ...
  • 9/11 Anniversary Mass - Tuesday August 29th, 2006 Bishop Clark to preside at special Mass on 5th anniversary of 9/11 tragedy – Eucharist to begin at the precise moment of the tragedy – Bishop of Rochester Matthew H. Clark will preside at a special Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, to remember the victims of the 9/11 tragedy five years ago. The Mass will ...
  • Caribbean Mass - Monday June 5th, 2006 16th Annual Caribbean Mass and Retreat – Enjoy Caribbean spirit, music and food – St. Monica’s Church, 831 Genesee St., Rochester, will host the 16th Annual Caribbean Mass, always an uplifting and inspiration event, at 1 p.m. on June 11. In the days prior to the Mass, a special spiritual retreat will be held June 7, 8 and ...
  • Bishop Clark on immigration reform - Wednesday April 5th, 2006 Immigration reform is very much in the news, and has become an issue that is quickly polarizing our nation. Rather than add to this polarization, I would like to talk about what I believe should be the guiding principals for immigration reform – reform that is humane, does not resort to draconian tactics and does not ignores our ...
  • Declaración del Obispo sobre la Reforma de Inmigración - Wednesday April 5th, 2006 La reforma de inmigración aparece mucho en las noticias en la actualidad y se ha convertido en un tema que está polarizando rápidamente a nuestra nación. En vez de contribuir a la polarización, me gustaría hablar de lo que pienso que deben ser los principios que guíen la reforma de inmigración – una reforma que sea humana, que ...
  • Statement regarding today’s national release of 2005 independent audit results - Thursday March 30th, 2006 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester participated in the 2005 audits of dioceses/eparchies in the United States conducted by the Gavin Group, an independent firm located in Boston. Auditors found the Diocese in full compliance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Diocese of Rochester also was found ...
  • Bishop Clark issues dispensation for St. Patrick’s Day - Tuesday February 28th, 2006 Recognizing the cultural traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 – which this year occurs on a Friday in Lent – Bishop Matthew H. Clark is dispensing the faithful of the Diocese of Rochester from the Lenten obligation to abstain from meat on that day. Some other form of penitential act, such as abstaining from meat another day of that ...