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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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