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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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