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  • Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter | Spring 2017 - Monday May 1st, 2017 Alliance fights to prevent abuse of developmentally, intellectually disabled children Child sexual abuse is at epidemic levels, but even more so when the victims are intellectually or developmentally disabled children. Nationally, according to the Rochester-based Bivona Child Advocacy Center, one in 10 children are sexually assaulted before their 18th birthdays; among disabled children, the rate is three ...
  • From Conflict to Communion: Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue - Wednesday April 26th, 2017 Lutherans and Catholics in Rochester to dialogue, worship together in 500th Anniversary Year of the Reformation Rochester, N.Y. – In hopes of contributing to a long-term relationship of cooperation, mutual respect and understanding, local Roman Catholics and Lutherans will engage in a series of dialogues over the next several months, culminating in an ecumenical service celebrated ...
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Resources - Saturday April 1st, 2017 The bishops of the United States are committed to their Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal to parishes. Through the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, dioceses have put in place effective policies for safeguarding the most vulnerable. Learn how you can take part in ensuring children and vulnerable ...
  • 2017 Run for the Young - Wednesday March 29th, 2017 5K Run for Adults and Youth And 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at St. Lawrence Church 1000 N. Greece Road, Rochester, NY Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Day of Penance and Mercy March 28 - Thursday March 9th, 2017 The Day of Penance and Mercy is March 28 at all parishes. Confession is good for the soul! Priests will be available extended hours at all parishes. Check your parish bulletin for times. http://forgiven.dor.org
  • 21st Annual Schools Golf Classic - Monday March 6th, 2017 REGISTER ONLINE at dorschools.org/golf OR complete the form below. Make check payable to Catholic Schools and mail to: Diocese of Rochester, Attn: Golf Classic, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624
  • Dispensation granted for St. Patrick’s Day 2017 - Wednesday February 8th, 2017 Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for every Catholic bound according to age and health. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
  • Deaf Catholic Retreat 2017 - Wednesday February 1st, 2017 Witnesses of God’s Love RETREAT THEMES 1. Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus 2. With Words & actions: Do it! 3. Walking Together with Jesus 4. Bearing Fruits of New Life 5. Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples
  • Safe Environment Newsletter - Friday January 20th, 2017 Caregivers play vital role in protecting kids from guns By Jane Sutter Nicholas Naumkin was a 12-year-old middle schooler who loved acting, drawing andcomputer animation. But just a few days before Christmas 2010, the Saratoga County youth was accidentally shot in the eye by a classmate in the kitchen of the classmate’s home. Nicholas died the next ...
  • Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference is Mar. 18 - Friday January 20th, 2017 Here’s What our Attendees had to Say… “It was beautiful. I am renewed… refreshed… and ready for another year. God bless you all for your work and dedication.” “So great to see women of all ages!” “I think it was perfect. Don’t change a thing!”

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