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  • 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 ...
  • Bishop’s annual appeal tops $4 million mark - Wednesday January 4th, 2006 More than $4 million has been pledged toward the 2005-06 Diocesan Ministries Appeal (TGA), Roman Catholic Bishop Matthew H. Clark announced today. The appeal now is at approximately 80 percent of the $5.3 million goal. “I am delighted at this outpouring of generosity from Roman Catholics in our diocese who recognize that being a disciple of Jesus means sharing our ...
  • Providence Director - Wednesday November 23rd, 2005 PROVIDENCE HOUSING NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Monica C. McCullough, who has expertise in law, economics, public administration and advocacy for those in need, has been named executive director of Providence Housing Development Corporation. She will begin her new role Dec. 5, 2005. McCullough holds both a law degree and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, as well as ...
  • TGA Halfway - Thursday November 17th, 2005 Annual Appeal tops halfway mark ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bishop Matthew H. Clark today announced that the 2005-06 Diocesan Ministries Appeal (TGA) has topped the halfway mark. • More than $2.8 million has been raised toward the goal of $5.3 million. • Approximately 90 faith communities have raised at least 50% of their parish goals. • More than 24,000 Catholic households have ...
  • Partnership with Archdiocese of New Orleans - Saturday October 1st, 2005 Diocese of Rochester in formal partnership of hope, healing with Archdiocese of New Orleans ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester today announced a partnership agreement with the Archdiocese of New Orleans to assist in long-term recovery efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While individual parishes across the country have formed alliances to offer long-term help beyond financial assistance, ...

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