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  • “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 ...
  • Catholic Ministries Appeal begins - Monday September 23rd, 2013
    Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rochester, today appealed to all Catholics in the 12-county Diocese to support the 2013/14 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA), which is launching this week with the theme, “We Are God’s Helping Hands.”
  • September 11: Patriot Day - Monday September 9th, 2013
    911. For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil. To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in 2011, we gathered reflections ...
  • USCCB Statement on Labor Day - Friday August 30th, 2013
    Every human being enjoys a basic right to be respected, not because of any title, position, prestige, or accomplishment but first of all because we are created in the image and likeness of God. From an ethical and moral perspective we embrace the exhortation of St. Paul “to anticipate one another in showing honor” (Rom ...

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