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  • 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 ...
  • March for Life 2016 information - Friday January 1st, 2016 Highlights: 9:30 AM Gather for Diocese of Rochester March for Life photo on steps of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 10:00 AM Celebrate Mass at the Basilica with Bishop Matano concelebrating (Archbishop Chaput presiding) 12:45 PM Meet up with Bishop Matano and the Diocese of Rochester to march together
  • Theology on Tap series starts Feb. 22 - Friday December 18th, 2015 A Lenten Four–Pack Monday Nights at 7:00 February 22, 2016 Pope Francis: Formed By Mercy Fr. Robert J. Kennedy Pastor Blessed Sacrament/St. Boniface/ St. Mary’s February 29, 2016 A Severe Mercy Noelle Hiester Diocesan Director of Evangelization & Catechesis March 7, 2016 Mass: The Greatest Mercy Fr. Matthew Jones Parochial Vicar Blessed Sacrament/St. Boniface/ St. Mary’s March 14, 2016 Mercy Extended: Healing Relationships Don Boice, LCSW-R Boice Counseling LCSW, P.C. Theology on Tap is an ...
  • Mass for Life Jan. 17, 2016 - Thursday December 10th, 2015 Year of Mercy – Every Life is Worth Living Bishop Matano will be celebrating Mass on Sunday, January 17, at 11:15 a.m. at SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL in support of all human life, especially the unborn This Mass for Life is a local celebration to give thanks fo God for the gift of human life and to pray ...

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