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  • Latest Partners Newsletter: Schools launch anti-bullying program - Thursday October 24th, 2013 Schools launch bullying prevention program: While there is certainly no epidemic of bullying in Catholic schools across the Diocese of Rochester, “we want to make sure each Catholic school is a nurturing place for students to learn and grow as people of God,” Superintendent Anthony Cook wrote in a letter to parents at the start of the school year. The Olweus Bullying ...
  • Nov. 9 Morning of Reflection in honor of Black Catholic History Month - Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 Keep Your Eyes on the Living Christ A morning of reflection sponsored by the Diocesan Black Leadership Commission and the Office for Cultural Diversity ALL ARE WELCOME
  • Creche Festival at the Cathedral - Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 SAVE-THE-DATE – Crèche Festival Weekend – Our Hope is Born with Jesus – View more than 100 Nativity sets from the University of Dayton Collection, November 30, 2013 to January 5, 2014
  • “God Took My Hand” - Wednesday October 16th, 2013 Catholic Deacon shares stories from his mission to serve God, children in poverty ‘God Took My Hand’ shows readers what is possible when a person follows God’s lead; proceeds benefit children in developing nations CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.  — In the new book “God Took My Hand,” author Kevin R. Carges offers readers a glimpse into the story of ...
  • THIS SUNDAY: St. Luke’s Mass Oct. 6 for health professionals - Friday October 4th, 2013 THE FINGER LAKES GUILD: a chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association
  • Seminarian ordained transitional deacon - Thursday October 3rd, 2013 Seminarian Peter VanLieshout ordained transitional deacon October 3, 2013 – Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Van Lieshout was ordained a transitional deacon at the North American College in Rome, Italy, today. Deacon Van Lieshout is scheduled to be ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rochester in June 2014. He was ordained by Cardinal James Harvey, archpriest ...
  • Red Mass to be held Oct. 18, 2013 - Thursday October 3rd, 2013 Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark will celebrate the Red Mass,  invoking the help of the Holy Spirit on judges, prosecutors, civil attorneys, canon lawyers and local governmental officials and all those in the legal community, on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 12:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. Bishop Clark cordially invites ...
  • 2013 Respect Life Month Statement - Tuesday October 1st, 2013 Respect Life Sunday opens year-long program of education, prayer, advocacy 2013-14 Respect Life Program theme: “Open your hearts to life!” USCCB Pro-Life chairman: “Share the truth about human life”
  • Blue Mass Oct. 27 - Tuesday October 1st, 2013 Blue Mass to pray for law enforcement personnel Oct. 27 The annual Blue Mass honoring law enforcement personnel in our community will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 11:15 a.m., at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Most Rev. Matthew H. Clark, Bishop Emeritus, will preside. Representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout our community will ...
  • Statement on Casino Gambling - Monday September 30th, 2013 On November 5, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to decide an important matter affecting our communities. A statewide referendum of the people will be the final say on whether or not to amend the state’s Constitution to authorize casino gambling. As pastors and as citizens, we call on all voters to very carefully consider ...

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