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  • Latest “Partners” schools newsletter - Thursday June 10th, 2010
    Bishop Matthew Clark has appointed 15 members to serve on a diocesan-wide Catholic School Board to provide guidance and oversight on issues related to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rochester. The committee has been charged with providing input on issues such as planning, public relations/marketing and fund-raising. “We are thrilled to have assembled such a talented and dedicated ...
  • Bishop Clark addresses abuse-prevention efforts - Tuesday June 8th, 2010
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  • Archbishop Dolan to preach at Cathedral - Tuesday June 8th, 2010
    Archbishop Dolan visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral for special Mass June 22 His Excellency, Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will be the homilist at a 10:30 a.m. Mass June 22, 2010, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester. The Archbishop is visiting at the invitation of Bishop Matthew H. Clark. The June 22 Mass honors ...
  • Our new priestly vocations poster - Saturday June 5th, 2010
    Thinking about the priesthood? God sows the seed… we water and nourish. PRIESTHOOD… A gift from God.
  • Nine men ordained to diaconate June 5 - Thursday June 3rd, 2010
    Nine men will be ordained to the diaconate – eight as permanent deacons and one as a transitional deacon – on June 5, 2010, at a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester. They are Mark Bovenzi, Patrick DiLaura, Peter Dohr, Joseph Erway, Raymond Garbach, Paul Sartori, Lon Smith and Thomas Uschold. Click here for the Catholic Courier story ...
  • Bishop’s Letter to Irondequoit Catholic Community - Tuesday June 1st, 2010
    As you know, several weeks ago I received the final recommendations of the Irondequoit Pastoral Planning Group concerning the future of the Irondequoit parishes. In accordance with the law of the Church, I met with the diocesan Presbyteral Council about these recommendations, asking for the priests’ wise counsel. Subsequently, I met with the three pastors of the Catholic churches ...
  • Life Mass to be offered at St. Leo the Great June 5 - Friday May 28th, 2010
    You are invited to honor the dignity and humanity of the pre-born by attending a Mass for all those lost to miscarriage and abortion. The Funeral Mass, presided by Father Joseph Catanise and concelebrated byFather Anthony Mugavero, will be offered at St.Leo the Great Catholic Church, 167 Lake Avenue, Hilton NY 14468 on June 5th ...
  • Former Protestant minister, married, father of 6, to be ordained priest - Thursday May 20th, 2010
    Former Protestant minister, married and father of 6 children, to be ordained Catholic priest in 2011 The Vatican recently approved Scott Caton’s road to priesthood ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – For Scott Caton, a former Protestant minister, becoming Catholic 12 years ago was a joyous occasion, the fulfillment of a long desire to experience the beauty and power ...
  • Priest’s faculties withdrawn - Sunday May 16th, 2010
    The Diocese of Rochester is investigating a complaint alleging improper conduct with minors dating back to the 1970s against Rev. Paul Schnacky, a retired priest who resides in Hornell, New York. Results of that investigation were presented to the Diocesan Review Board, which advises Bishop Clark on these matters. They have determined that the investigation ...
  • On a mission to help Kenyan orphans - Monday May 3rd, 2010
    Charities director on mission to help orphans in Kenya By Nicole Ricker Diocese of Rochester Communications Intern Joseph Dimino is leaving his position as executive director of Livingston County Catholic Charities to assist in the operation of an orphanage in Kenya. Dimino’s last day at Catholic Charities was April 30, and he is scheduled to leave for St. ...

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