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  • Statement regarding deposition of Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark - Monday July 6th, 2020 The Diocese of Rochester appreciates Bishop Emeritus Clark’s cooperation in undergoing approximately three hours of questioning in his deposition of March 2020. While any individual would have difficulty providing accurate memory of events that occurred over a period of more than 33 years, Bishop Clark was further hindered by his struggle with early Alzheimer’s Disease. ...
  • U.S. Bishops Secretariat For Child and Youth Protection Releases Annual Report - Thursday June 25th, 2020 The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has released its 2019 Annual Report – Findings and Recommendations on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. http://usccb.org/news/2020/20-104.cfm
  • Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29 - Monday June 22nd, 2020 Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29
  • Letter to the Faithful concerning Gov. Cuomo’s June 6 announcement on worship - Saturday June 6th, 2020 Letter to the Faithful concerning Gov. Cuomo's June 6 announcement on worship
  • Statement Regarding the Death of Mr. George Floyd and the Recent Events of Violence throughout the United States, Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020 - Friday June 5th, 2020 Below is a link to Bishop Matano’s Statement Regarding the Death of Mr. George Floyd and the Recent Events of Violence throughout the United States, Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020. This statement is in addition to the Bishop addressing these issues at the Pentecost Sunday Mass livestreamed through the Catholic Courier, as ...
  • Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities - Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 Bishop Matano joins his brother Bishops in prayer and attaches his support to the following statement of Archbishop Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: WASHINGTON, May 31 – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd ...
  • Food Drive for Migrant Ministry June 13 - Thursday May 28th, 2020 Drive-Thru Food & Supply Drive For our Migrant Families Saturday, June 13, 2020 – 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church of St. John of Rochester 8 Wickford Way, Fairport, NY Evaporated Carnation Milk, Dried Pinto Beans, Long-grain White Rice, Maseca (Corn Flour for Tortillas), All-purpose Wheat Flour, Mazola Oil, All-purpose Flour, Canned Tuna, Cookies & Crackers, Potatoes Nestle Chocolate Abuelita, ...
  • Statement regarding Governor’s announcement - Thursday May 21st, 2020 We are grateful to learn through the Governor’s press conference today, May 20, 2020, that the topic of religious practice was addressed in the New York Forward plan. We are awaiting more information from the state which will help us determine how best we can resume Masses with the faithful present, albeit in some ...
  • Diocese makes plans for safe post-Pause worship - Tuesday May 19th, 2020 Diocese makes plans for safe post-Pause worship
  • Siena Catholic Academy to Close - Friday May 1st, 2020 Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton, which served students from throughout the Rochester region since it opened in 1993 as a diocesan middle school, will close permanently at the conclusion of the current academic year. The school has experienced years of declining enrollment. From nearly 300 students a decade ago, enrollment has dropped to approximately 130 ...

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