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  • TGA Kick Off - Wednesday September 28th, 2005 2 5 TH A N N I V E R S A R Y Bishop launches annual appeal with theme, ‘In Giving, We Receive’ Campaign goal of $5.3 million will support ministries of Diocese ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bishop Matthew H. Clark and officials from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester today announced a goal of $5.3 million for the 2005-06 ...
  • Katrina Donations - Friday September 23rd, 2005 Area Catholics raise $500,000 to help victims of ‘Katrina’ Roman Catholics in the 12-county Diocese of Rochester have raised approximately $500,000 to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Bishop of Rochester Matthew H. Clark announced today. “I am both delighted and awed by the response of Roman Catholics in our diocese,” Bishop Clark said. “Their spirit of generosity never ceases to amaze ...
  • Sewar Arrest - Sunday July 24th, 2005 Statement on the arrest of Rev. Dennis Sewar On July 22nd, the Rochester Police Department charged Rev. Dennis Sewar with a Class B misdemeanor, Sexual abuse in the Third Degree; and a Class A misdemeanor, Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Rev. Sewar is on administrative leave. Under the terms of the leave, he cannot engage in any public ...
  • Loncle Ordination - Saturday June 4th, 2005 Deacon John Loncle will be ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester Saturday, June 4, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Matthew H. Clark will preside at the ordination ceremony, which will also include many other priests of the Diocese of Rochester. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., and is open to the public. Background Information on ...
  • Deacons Ordained - Saturday May 21st, 2005 Four men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at a special 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Flower City Park. They are Kevin R. Carges of Farmington, H. Wilson Johnson of Pittsford, David L. LaFortune of Corning and Joseph J. Placious of Chili A permanent deacon – most often a married man ...
  • Egan Death - Wednesday May 18th, 2005 Roman Catholic Diocese Mourns Death of Rev. Robert Egan Priest of nearly 51 years served several parishes Rev. Robert M. Egan, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester since 1954, died Tuesday, May 17, at the age of 83. Father Egan, who retired from active ministry in 1997, had been residing in Auburn, NY. A native of Auburn, ...
  • Slattery Death - Thursday May 12th, 2005 -REVISED- Roman Catholic Diocese Mourns Death of Rev. James Slattery Was founding pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Rev. James F. Slattery, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester for nearly 64 years, died Wednesday, May 11, at the age of 89. Father Slattery had been residing at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, in Pittsford. Born ...
  • New Director of Spanish Apostolate - Tuesday April 12th, 2005 Juan G. Lozada Roca Named Coordinator of Spanish Apostolate – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester today announced the appointment of Juan G. Lozada Roca as Diocesan Coordinator of the Spanish Apostolate/Instituto, effective Monday, April 18. He will coordinate the programs and services offered through the Office of the Spanish Apostolate and El Instituto de Pastoral Hispano (Hispanic Pastoral ...
  • Key points about Fr. Volino from Bishop Clark - Friday March 18th, 2005 KEY POINTS Some of the key points Bishop Clark wanted to share today are: • That he has initiated a thorough review of the process involved in monitoring Father Volino to see where the system failed. He also announced his intent to form a new plan related to the oversight of recommendations emerging from evaluations undergone by members of the ...
  • Fr. Volino Statement - Monday March 14th, 2005 STATEMENT RE COURT PROCEEDING OF 3/14/05 The Diocese of Rochester, in 2002, asked Rev. Michael Volino to undergo assessment at St. Luke’s Institute, to which Rev. Volino agreed. The referral and assessment were related to behavioral issues and not to sexual abuse. The recommendations of St. Luke’s staff were not issued in the context of a person who was sexually ...

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