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  • Precautions concerning COVID-19, the Coronavirus Disease at Holy Mass and other gatherings - Thursday March 12th, 2020
    In response to information provided by local and state government and health officials today, March 12, 2020, concerning COVID-19, the Coronavirus Disease, Bishop Matano has issued the following guidelines: Concerning Holy Mass in the Diocese of Rochester, the following are to remain in effect until further notice: In response to information provided by local and ...
  • Ash Wednesday Masses and Liturgies - Thursday February 20th, 2020
  • James Tauzel appointed Superintendent of Catholic Schools - Thursday February 13th, 2020
    Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, in consultation with the Diocesan School Board, has appointed Mr. James Tauzel as Superintendent of Catholic Schools, effective immediately. Mr. Tauzel had been serving since September 2019 as interim Superintendent. Mr. Tauzel, who previously served as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for the Diocese of Rochester, holds a Master of Education in ...
  • Statement Regarding the Beatification of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - Thursday December 5th, 2019
    The Diocese of Rochester appreciates the many accomplishments that Archbishop Sheen achieved in his lifetime in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide through media, thereby bringing the message of Jesus to a vast audience. His legacy in the area of communications made him a prophet in the future use of mass media to ...
  • St. Joseph School in Auburn to close in June 2020 - Wednesday November 20th, 2019
    After years of declining enrollment and accompanying financial difficulties, St. Joseph School in Auburn will close its doors at the end of the school year in June 2020. The request to close the school was jointly made “with sadness and regret” by the pastors and parochial vicars of the Auburn parishes in a letter to The ...
  • Information regarding Reorganization - Tuesday September 17th, 2019
    Information regarding Reorganization
  • Prayers requested for Bishop Clark - Tuesday September 3rd, 2019
    Prayers requested for Bishop Clark
  • Diocese officials prepare for implications of CVA window (Catholic Courier) - Monday August 5th, 2019
    Diocese officials prepare for implications of CVA window (Catholic Courier)
  • Asian Heritage Santacruzan and Mass - Wednesday April 17th, 2019
    Asian Heritage Santacruzan and Mass
  • Statement on tragic Notre Dame Cathedral fire - Monday April 15th, 2019
    Notre Dame Cathedral is a beloved, iconic church that for centuries has been a place and source of inspiration for the faithful. We are deeply saddened by the tragic fire and offer our prayers for the people of Paris, for the safety of firefighters and emergency workers battling the blaze and for all throughout the ...