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  • Paul Pickering honored with statewide Catholic Charities award - Monday March 17th, 2008 MARCH 17, 2008– Paul T. Pickering, the executive director of the Diocese of Rochester’s Catholic Charities Community Services, has been presented the Vincenza DeFazio Award by the New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors. The award was established in 1992 to recognize someone who has contributed to the work of the council and exemplifies the ...
  • Bishop Clark among recipients of St. Bonaventure’s Gaudete Medal - Friday March 14th, 2008 Bishop Clark among recipients of St. Bonaventure's Gaudete Medal
  • St. Agnes School in Avon presents ‘A Night in Killarney’ - Friday March 7th, 2008 Press Release Contact: Melissa Savino Phone: (585) 226-8500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 AM EDT, March 6th, 2008 St. Agnes School proudly presents… “A Night in Killarney” A Fun, Family Night Under the Stars! featuring The Dady Brothers in Concert Irish Dinner Buffet & Reverse Raffle Draw Saturday May 3rd , 2008 from 6:30-10pm On the lawn (under a tent) at St. Agnes Church ~ Irish Buffet Dinner & Dessert ~ ...
  • Bishop’s statement on Catholic schools - Tuesday February 12th, 2008 After careful review of proposals by parents, Bishop Matthew Clark has determined that the plan announced Jan. 18 to close 13 Monroe County Catholic Schools will proceed. “While I greatly appreciate these proposals, I remain confident that the Task Force recommendations to close these schools and focus our resources on 11 remaining schools is the best ...
  • Special services of reconciliation and hope - Friday February 8th, 2008 Special Services of Reconciliation and Hope Throughout the Diocese As part of the Diocese of Rochester’s Spirit Alive! Spiritual Renewal, aimed at deepening people’s relationship with Jesus Christ, special prayer Services of Reconciliation and Hope are being held in numerous churches throughout the 12-county diocese. The prayer services are an opportunity for people for prayer, reflection on ...
  • Restructuring initiative addresses critical financial issues facing Catholic Schools; tuition rate to drop 27% - Friday January 18th, 2008 Related materials: Letter to Parents/Guardians of Catholic school children Q & A Map of Monroe County schools (PDF) Bishop Clark’s November 2007 letter on issues facing Catholic schools   Critical issues addressed by Schools Task Force A spiraling deficit of more than $1 million for our Monroe County school system, which, unchecked, would rise to more than $5 million next year. Escalating tuition ...
  • Bishop declares multi-year initiative for a “Time of Renewal” - Saturday December 1st, 2007 Bishop Clark invites Catholics to multi-year “Time of Renewal” Letter read from the pulpits of the Diocese ROCHESTER, New York (Dec. 1, 2007) — In a letter read from all the pulpits of the Diocese of Rochester at Masses this past weekend (Dec. 1 and 2), Bishop Matthew Clark has declared a multi-year “Time of Renewal” intended to ...
  • Bishop Clark’s letter on issues facing Catholic Schools - Friday November 9th, 2007 My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, You likely have read or heard that I have asked a group of 23 people, representing a wide-range of perspectives and professions, to explore ways we can preserve our long tradition of providing Catholic School education in the Diocese of Rochester. The well-being of diocesan Catholic Schools affects not only ...
  • Gifts to the 2007/2008 Catholic Ministries Appeal surpass $3 million - Friday November 9th, 2007 Catholic Ministries Appeal tops $3.2 million ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Nearly 25,000 Roman Catholic households have contributed more than $3.2 million to the 2007/2008 Catholic Ministries Appeal – about 60 percent of the $5.3 million goal, the Diocese of Rochester announced today. This figure is more than $250,000 over last year’s campaign total – which itself was ...
  • Vote to fund children’s health insurance, leaders urge Congress - Tuesday October 16th, 2007 Vote to re-authorize funding for children’s health insurance, community leaders urge Congress Bishop Clark sends letter to Kuhl, Reynolds ROCHESTER, New York – Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester officials, a pediatric expert at Golisano Children’s Hospital and other community leaders today urged Congress to re-authorize funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP. The call to “put children first” came at ...

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