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  • Fall 2016 Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter - Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Cell phone safety for children When and if a child should get a cell phone is ultimately a parental decision. Children want cell phones for games and social communication. Parents want their children to have a cell phone for safety. When you give your child a cell phone, you are giving them a portable computer with ...
  • Hispanic Heritage celebrated Oct. 7 - Monday October 3rd, 2016 A special celebration of the contributions of the Roman Catholic Diocese’s Latino Catholics and their long history of faith here will be held Friday, October 7, 2016, at Our Lady of the Americas, 864 E. Main St., Rochester. All are welcome. The evening’s activities begin at 6 p.m. with the Rosary, followed by a bilingual Mass at 6:30 p.m. ...
  • Catholic Schools to hold Open Houses - Thursday September 22nd, 2016 We welcome all families to consider the gift of a Catholic education. Catholic schools provide a strong foundation for the Church’s greatest treasure, our young people. Additionally, more information can be found at each schools’ web site. Families may visit any of our elementary schools listed below at any time throughout the year, but each ...
  • Message from the Bishop on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 - Monday September 19th, 2016 Fifteen years ago this coming Sunday, our nation was forever changed by the horrendous events of Sept. 11, 2001. On that day, our nation suffered a single day of carnage that tore at the very fabric of our daily life and broke our hearts. Fifteen years later, with the sorrow and anger and fear of that ...
  • Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter | Summer 2016 - Tuesday July 19th, 2016 “Grooming” behavior puts children at risk Julie was just 13 when she started talking online to Tom. She may have met him first at her church, but their relationship grew through emails and texts. “He didn’t act or even sound like a 56-year-old man on the computer,” Julie says. She knew it was wrong to spend ...
  • Bishop Matano requesting prayers for end to violence - Friday July 8th, 2016 Message from Bishop Matano requesting prayers for end to violence: Bishop Matano renews his request that prayers continue to be offered for an end to the violence now plaguing our country and our world. While continuing our prayers for the victims of the horrific violent tragedy in Orlando, and united in prayer with the families of ...
  • CMA tops $6 million for first time in Appeal’s history - Monday June 20th, 2016 The Diocese of Rochester announced today that commitments to the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) exceeded $6 million for the first time in the 35-year history of the campaign. Nearly 28,000 Roman Catholic households committed $6.035 million to this year’s CMA. The average household gift also surpassed $200 for the first time. “We are blessed in the Diocese ...
  • Church prays for victims of the Orlando, Fl. tragedy - Sunday June 19th, 2016 Archbishop Joseph Kurz, president of the USCCB, and the Catholic Bishops of the United States issued the following statement regarding the tragedy in Orlando, Fl. on June 12.  “Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all those affected ...
  • 3 men ordained priests June 4 - Tuesday May 31st, 2016 At approximately 10 a.m. on June 3, the sudden crash of a drum shook Sacred Heart Cathedral and was followed by blaring, majestic organ music. Those booming sounds marked a dramatic start to the priestly ordination Mass — a fitting beginning when one considers the profundity of the occasion for Fathers Anthony Amato, Juan Benitez and ...
  • Catholic Schools receive $60,000 grant from Fidelis Care - Tuesday May 31st, 2016 Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, has again awarded Diocese of Rochester Catholic Schools a $60,000 grant to assist a special learning program called Math & Movement™ for grades K-8 in diocesan schools. Fidelis Care generously provided a $60,000 implementation grant last year for the program. “We are most grateful to Fidelis for this ...