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  • 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 ...
  • Urgent Action Alert on Conscience Rights - Thursday December 3rd, 2015 Protect the Conscience Rights of Health Care Providers By December 11, 2015, Congress must agree on a year-end spending bill for the federal government. We need your help to ensure that protections for pro-life health care workers are included in that bill. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  has long endorsed this bill and is calling on all ...
  • 2016 Deacon Information Sessions - Tuesday December 1st, 2015 February 11:   7:00 PM  St. Mary, Bath (O’Malley Hall) February 17:  7:00 PM  Assumption, Fairport (Parish Living Room) March 3:  7:00 PM  St. Pius Tenth, Chili (School) March 5: 1:00 PM  All Saints, Lansing March 10:  7:00 PM  St. Mary of the Lake, Watkins Glen April 6:  7:00PM  Transfiguration, Pittsford We will provide an overview of the 5 year application ...
  • Update on Safe Environment efforts - Sunday November 1st, 2015 Efforts to create a safe environment have not waned An Update from the Diocese of Rochester | November 2015 In September 2015, an independent auditing firm, StoneBridge Business Partners, found the Diocese of Rochester fully in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, a comprehensive set of procedures established by the United States Conference ...
  • Year of Mercy Celebrations at the Cathedral - Thursday October 29th, 2015 Celebrating the Extraordinary Year of Mercy Schedule of Special Masses at Sacred Heart Cathedral Them, 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, ...
  • “The Spirituality of the Catechist” Morning of Reflection Nov. 7 - Wednesday October 14th, 2015 Calling all catechists, catechetical leaders and Catholic school teachers to an opportunity to deepen your spiritual life and prepare for the Year of Mercy and the season of Advent! The Spirituality of the Catechist Sr. Janet Schaeffler is a Dominican Sister of Adrian, MI. Sr. Janet has served in parish and archdiocesan catechetical ministry. She currently offers days of reflection/retreats, parish missions, catechist formation and adult faith ...
  • Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter | Fall 2015 - Monday October 5th, 2015 How You can Promote online safety All safety—including mobile and online safety—begins at home. The habits you exhibit about technology use in your home will be the same habits your children learn. Ask yourself what you consider appropriate or inappropriate uses of technology and then compare that with how you might be acting. Do you use your phone at ...
  • White Mass/Respect Life Sunday - Friday October 2nd, 2015 White Mass for Catholic Health Care Professionals & Respect Life Sunday Celebrant Bishop Salvatore R. Matano Sunday, October 4, 2015 2:30 pm Sacred Heart Cathedral 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY • A social reception will follow in the gathering area. • Families are welcome!
  • Wake Up the World: Black Catholic Revival - Friday October 2nd, 2015 Guest Preacher DEACON TIMOTHY TILGHMAN, Archdiocese of Washington D.C. Celebrating Black Catholic History Month Sponsored by the Office for Cultural Diversity, the Black Catholic Leadership Commission and Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget’s Church. 6:30-9:00pm Immaculate Conception / St. Bridget’s Church 445 Frederick Douglass Street Rochester, NY WEDNESDAY, NOV 11 Theme: Remember the past with GRATITUDE Music: St. Martin de Porres Gospel Choir from the Diocese of Buffalo THURSDAY, ...
  • Annual Blue Mass Oct. 25 - Friday September 18th, 2015 You are cordially invited to join Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, as we pray, in gratitude, to God for the safety of all the courageous men and women of law enforcement who so selflessly serve and protect our community.

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