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  • Catholic Schools Week begins Jan. 26 - Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 Catholic Schools Week 2014 will run from Sunday, Jan. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 1, with 20 Diocese of Rochester schools celebrating the benefits of Catholic schooling by hosting multiple events throughout the week.
  • Bishop’s message on schools - Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: As we prepare to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 26 – February 1, allow me to express my ongoing support for our Catholic schools serving the wonderful young people in this Diocese of Rochester. Having attended Catholic schools for the entire time of my studies, beginning in kindergarten through ...
  • MARCH FOR LIFE - Tuesday January 21st, 2014 Join Bishop Matano for the March for Life Jan. 21/22 in Washington, DC.
  • May 3 Run for the Young 5K - Monday January 13th, 2014 Click here for the Run for the Young webpage
  • Catholic Ministries Appeal tops $5 million for 7th straight year - Friday January 10th, 2014 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester announced today that commitments to the diocesan annual appeal have exceeded $5 million for the seventh straight year. Nearly 28,000 Roman Catholic households have committed $5.15 million to this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal.
  • Installation of Bishop Matano - Friday January 3rd, 2014 Installation of Bishop Matano
  • The Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano to be installed as our 9th Bishop - Thursday January 2nd, 2014 The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano will be installed as the 9th Bishop of Rochester in a special Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday Jan. 3, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Deacon to assist at Pope’s Christmas Midnight Mass - Friday December 20th, 2013 Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Van Lieshout, who was ordained a transitional deacon in October, will be  assisting Pope Francis at the televised Christmas “Midnight Mass” in St. Peter’s Basilica. Van Lieshout will be chanting the Gospel and serving as one of the deacons. Van Lieshout, a native of Livonia whose home parish is St. Matthew’s, served his ...
  • Bishop Matano’s Christmas Message - Wednesday December 11th, 2013 A Message for Christmas 2013 from The Most Rev Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop Designate of Rochester My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Over the last several years there has been much discussion about the “New Evangelization,” an initiative vigorously proclaimed by Blessed John Paul II and enthusiastically taken up by his successors, Pope Benedict XVI, our Holy Father Emeritus, ...
  • ROC the day 12.11.13 - Monday December 2nd, 2013 On Dec. 11, visit www.roctheday.org and give generously to help the many Catholic organizations that need your support! In 2012, more than 10,000 people made history by participating in the Greater Rochester area’s biggest giving day and supporting hundreds of not-for-profit organizations. Again this year, every hour throughout ROC the Day, one donor will be chosen to receive ...

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