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  • Day of Penance and Mercy March 9 - Tuesday January 19th, 2016 All Catholics in the 12-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester are invited to participate in a special diocesan-wide Day of Penance and Mercy Wednesday, March 9, 2016, to experience the healing power of Confession, formally called the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Priests will hear individual Confessions from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at all parishes. If your ...
  • Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter | Winter 2016 - Thursday January 14th, 2016 Protecting Our Children from Strangers and Predators Online Children can easily encounter predators online; and predators know the places children hang out online and how to develop online relationships with them. In this article, we cover the patterns typical of online predators, the likely places where children can encounter them, how you can minimize the risks of your ...
  • Nine Days for Life - Thursday January 14th, 2016 9 Days for Life is a “digital pilgrimage” of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. See below ...
  • Year of Mercy special events at the Cathedral Door of Mercy - Friday January 1st, 2016 Schedule of Special Masses at Sacred Heart Cathedral The Extraordinary Year of Mercy is to be the “living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective.” (Pope Francis). Periodically, Jubilee Years are called by ...
  • March for Life 2016 information - Friday January 1st, 2016 Highlights: 9:30 AM Gather for Diocese of Rochester March for Life photo on steps of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 10:00 AM Celebrate Mass at the Basilica with Bishop Matano concelebrating (Archbishop Chaput presiding) 12:45 PM Meet up with Bishop Matano and the Diocese of Rochester to march together
  • Theology on Tap series starts Feb. 22 - Friday December 18th, 2015 A Lenten Four–Pack Monday Nights at 7:00 February 22, 2016 Pope Francis: Formed By Mercy Fr. Robert J. Kennedy Pastor Blessed Sacrament/St. Boniface/ St. Mary’s February 29, 2016 A Severe Mercy Noelle Hiester Diocesan Director of Evangelization & Catechesis March 7, 2016 Mass: The Greatest Mercy Fr. Matthew Jones Parochial Vicar Blessed Sacrament/St. Boniface/ St. Mary’s March 14, 2016 Mercy Extended: Healing Relationships Don Boice, LCSW-R Boice Counseling LCSW, P.C. Theology on Tap is an ...
  • Mass for Life Jan. 17, 2016 - Thursday December 10th, 2015 Year of Mercy – Every Life is Worth Living Bishop Matano will be celebrating Mass on Sunday, January 17, at 11:15 a.m. at SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL in support of all human life, especially the unborn This Mass for Life is a local celebration to give thanks fo God for the gift of human life and to pray ...
  • Urgent Action Alert on Conscience Rights - Thursday December 3rd, 2015 Protect the Conscience Rights of Health Care Providers By December 11, 2015, Congress must agree on a year-end spending bill for the federal government. We need your help to ensure that protections for pro-life health care workers are included in that bill. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  has long endorsed this bill and is calling on all ...
  • 2016 Deacon Information Sessions - Tuesday December 1st, 2015 February 11:   7:00 PM  St. Mary, Bath (O’Malley Hall) February 17:  7:00 PM  Assumption, Fairport (Parish Living Room) March 3:  7:00 PM  St. Pius Tenth, Chili (School) March 5: 1:00 PM  All Saints, Lansing March 10:  7:00 PM  St. Mary of the Lake, Watkins Glen April 6:  7:00PM  Transfiguration, Pittsford We will provide an overview of the 5 year application ...
  • Update on Safe Environment efforts - Sunday November 1st, 2015 Efforts to create a safe environment have not waned An Update from the Diocese of Rochester | November 2015 In September 2015, an independent auditing firm, StoneBridge Business Partners, found the Diocese of Rochester fully in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, a comprehensive set of procedures established by the United States Conference ...