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  • Bishop’s annual appeal tops $4 million mark - Wednesday January 4th, 2006 More than $4 million has been pledged toward the 2005-06 Diocesan Ministries Appeal (TGA), Roman Catholic Bishop Matthew H. Clark announced today. The appeal now is at approximately 80 percent of the $5.3 million goal. “I am delighted at this outpouring of generosity from Roman Catholics in our diocese who recognize that being a disciple of Jesus means sharing our ...
  • Providence Director - Wednesday November 23rd, 2005 PROVIDENCE HOUSING NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Monica C. McCullough, who has expertise in law, economics, public administration and advocacy for those in need, has been named executive director of Providence Housing Development Corporation. She will begin her new role Dec. 5, 2005. McCullough holds both a law degree and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, as well as ...
  • TGA Halfway - Thursday November 17th, 2005 Annual Appeal tops halfway mark ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bishop Matthew H. Clark today announced that the 2005-06 Diocesan Ministries Appeal (TGA) has topped the halfway mark. • More than $2.8 million has been raised toward the goal of $5.3 million. • Approximately 90 faith communities have raised at least 50% of their parish goals. • More than 24,000 Catholic households have ...
  • Partnership with Archdiocese of New Orleans - Saturday October 1st, 2005 Diocese of Rochester in formal partnership of hope, healing with Archdiocese of New Orleans ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester today announced a partnership agreement with the Archdiocese of New Orleans to assist in long-term recovery efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While individual parishes across the country have formed alliances to offer long-term help beyond financial assistance, ...
  • TGA Kick Off - Wednesday September 28th, 2005 2 5 TH A N N I V E R S A R Y Bishop launches annual appeal with theme, ‘In Giving, We Receive’ Campaign goal of $5.3 million will support ministries of Diocese ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bishop Matthew H. Clark and officials from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester today announced a goal of $5.3 million for the 2005-06 ...
  • Katrina Donations - Friday September 23rd, 2005 Area Catholics raise $500,000 to help victims of ‘Katrina’ Roman Catholics in the 12-county Diocese of Rochester have raised approximately $500,000 to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Bishop of Rochester Matthew H. Clark announced today. “I am both delighted and awed by the response of Roman Catholics in our diocese,” Bishop Clark said. “Their spirit of generosity never ceases to amaze ...
  • Sewar Arrest - Sunday July 24th, 2005 Statement on the arrest of Rev. Dennis Sewar On July 22nd, the Rochester Police Department charged Rev. Dennis Sewar with a Class B misdemeanor, Sexual abuse in the Third Degree; and a Class A misdemeanor, Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Rev. Sewar is on administrative leave. Under the terms of the leave, he cannot engage in any public ...
  • Loncle Ordination - Saturday June 4th, 2005 Deacon John Loncle will be ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester Saturday, June 4, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Matthew H. Clark will preside at the ordination ceremony, which will also include many other priests of the Diocese of Rochester. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., and is open to the public. Background Information on ...
  • Deacons Ordained - Saturday May 21st, 2005 Four men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at a special 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Flower City Park. They are Kevin R. Carges of Farmington, H. Wilson Johnson of Pittsford, David L. LaFortune of Corning and Joseph J. Placious of Chili A permanent deacon – most often a married man ...
  • Egan Death - Wednesday May 18th, 2005 Roman Catholic Diocese Mourns Death of Rev. Robert Egan Priest of nearly 51 years served several parishes Rev. Robert M. Egan, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester since 1954, died Tuesday, May 17, at the age of 83. Father Egan, who retired from active ministry in 1997, had been residing in Auburn, NY. A native of Auburn, ...