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  • WXXI’S Richard Gladwell to receive prestigious Vatican medal - Monday March 2nd, 2009 Rochester, New York – Bishop Matthew Clark will present the prestigious Benemerenti Medal, one of the Vatican’s highest honors to the laity, to Richard Gladwell, host and producer of WXXI’s longrunning live and nationally syndicated radio program With Heart and Voice.
  • Lenten resources and local events - Wednesday February 25th, 2009 Online Lenten resources and local events From the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops: http://www.usccb.org/lent/ Busted Halo’s Lent plan http://bustedhalo.com/features/fast-pray-give-2014 Lent Resources from the Franciscans: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Lent/ Daily Meditations for your MP3 player: http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/ Quiet Sitting Meditation for the Lenten Season with the Sisters of St. Joseph Please join the Sisters of St. Joseph for a Quiet Sitting Meditation during the Lenten Season. The service is every ...
  • Statement of the Diocese of Rochester regarding Bishop Williamson - Monday February 2nd, 2009 Statement on recent news reports concerning Bishop Williamson Rochester, New York, Feb. 2, 2009 — Bishop of Rochester Matthew Clark and the priests, deacons and people of the Diocese of Rochester join with Pope Benedict XVI in affirming our love for and solidarity with the Jewish people throughout the world, and our absolute repudiation of Bishop ...
  • Ten Catholic schools receive Middle States accreditation - Thursday January 29th, 2009 It is hard to believe that our first semester has ended. I recall so many wonderful memories and will share some of those with you: • Th e opening of school and the heartfelt dedication by principals, staff , parents and students to make all of our incoming students feel welcome and at home in their school • Th e involvement ...
  • Cathedral organ to be featured on national radio show - Monday January 26th, 2009 Cathedral organ to be featured on ‘Pipedreams’ Michael Barone, host of the nationally-syndicated radio program Pipedreams, will host and record a weekend event in Rochester featuring Eastman organ students and faculty playing three of the city’s finest organs and running the musical gamut from Bach to Gershwin. Concerts are Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart ...
  • Catholic Schools Week begins Jan. 26 - Friday January 23rd, 2009 Registration for 2009/2010 begins on Monday, Jan. 26th The Diocese of Rochester is joining other schools around the country in celebrating Catholic Schools Week beginning Sunday, Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. Catholic Schools Week marks a period in which teachers, parents and, especially, schoolchildren can express their pride in being part of a school system that ...
  • St. Pius Tenth School receives $100,000 gift - Monday January 12th, 2009 A donor who has requested anonymity has given $100,000 to support the work of St. Pius Tenth Catholic School in Chili. “This is a tremendously generous gift that will be put to great use helping our children for years to come,” said Stephen Oberst, princial of the school at 3000 Chili Ave., Chili. “It is a ...
  • Bishop to lead prayer service for President Elect Obama - Tuesday January 6th, 2009 Communitywide, Interfaith Prayer Service for President-Elect Obama to be led by Bishop Clark Bishop of Rochester Matthew Clark, with the participation of other religious leaders, will preside at a special community interfaith prayer service Jan. 19 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, on the eve of President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. The prayer service will begin ...
  • Catholic Ministries Appeal tops $4 million - Wednesday December 10th, 2008 CAMPAIGN UPDATE Catholic Ministries Appeal tops $4 million Contributions to this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal have topped the $4 million mark. The goal of this year’s campaign, which runs through May 31, 2009, is $5.39 million. As of today, more than 28,000 Roman Catholic households have contributed $4,057,000 to the appeal. Contributions to the Appeal enable the diocese to ...
  • Creches from around the world on display - Monday December 1st, 2008 Creches on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral More than 70 crèches from around the world will be on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral through Jan. 5, 2009. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends. The crèches are from the family collection of Rochester-area resident Sonia Pospichal. Sonia ...

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