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  • Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter | Spring 2016 - Monday May 23rd, 2016 10 Safety Lessons to Teach Your Children 1. Trust your feelings. God created us to experience emotions for a reason. When we are faced with danger, we experience fear, preparing us to fight or flee. We experience anxiety or apprehension, at times, as a precursor, warning us in advance of pending danger. Teaching your child to notice ...
  • World Youth Day local celebration - Monday May 23rd, 2016 Holy Mass with Bishop Salvatore Matano Candlelight Eucharistic Procession Polish Festival & Games Meet & Greet the Saints
  • Bishop celebrates Year of Mercy Masses in June - Thursday May 5th, 2016 Bishop to preside at two June Year of Mercy Masses You are invited to attend two special Year of Mercy Masses in June 2016 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. June 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm: First Friday Mass/Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (patronal feast of the Cathedral, with a special ...
  • 20th Anniversary Schools Golf Classic - Friday April 29th, 2016 The 20th Anniversary Catholic Schools Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Greystone Golf Club, 1400 Atlantic Ave., Walworth. Proceeds will be used to provide tuition assistance for exceptional hardship cases for students in any of the diocesan Catholic schools in our 12-county diocese. Teams, sponsors and donations of auction items and raffle ...
  • Theology on Tap Spring Series - Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 Theology on Tap is an opportunity for young adults to gather to discuss and reflect on issues of faith. Sponsored by The Diocese of Rochester Department of Evangelization & Catechesis. Theology on Tap is a copyrighted program of Renew International. Used with permission. April 18, 2016 Confirmation: What it is, what it isn’t, and why it still matters ...
  • Year of Mercy Divine Chaplet of Mercy April 3 - Monday March 14th, 2016 All the Catholic faithful are invited to attend a special Year of Mercy Chaplet of the Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Sung Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Priests will be available to ...
  • Bishop’s statement regarding physician-assisted suicide - Tuesday March 1st, 2016 Statement Regarding Physician-Assisted Suicide – March 2016 Amidst the joys of this life there is one that looms high above all the others, the joy of parents who welcome their new-born child into their lives. When they cradle this precious gift of God in their arms, there are no words to express adequately the joy in ...
  • Lent: The Journey to Easter 2016 - Monday February 22nd, 2016 The 2018 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter Sunday on April 1. During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat ...
  • Assisted Suicide Conference Feb. 20 - Monday February 8th, 2016 Historical, medical, legal, and ethical aspects of assisted suicide Ideal for: Attorneys, health care professionals, clergy, chaplains, caregivers, patients, and family members Sponsors: Knights of Columbus, Finger Lakes Chapter ● St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild ● Catholic Medical Association, Finger Lakes Guild ● Feminists for Nonviolent Choices ● Rochester Area Right to Life ● Leo Holmsten Human Life ...
  • Message from the Bishop: Day of Penance and Mercy - Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In this Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, we especially celebrate, in gratitude, the mercy of our Heavenly Father. In contemplating God’s mercy and forgiveness, we begin with a very basic premise: we are God’s noblest creation conceived by His perfect love for us. In this love by ...