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  • 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, ...
  • Slattery Death - Thursday May 12th, 2005 -REVISED- Roman Catholic Diocese Mourns Death of Rev. James Slattery Was founding pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Rev. James F. Slattery, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester for nearly 64 years, died Wednesday, May 11, at the age of 89. Father Slattery had been residing at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, in Pittsford. Born ...
  • New Director of Spanish Apostolate - Tuesday April 12th, 2005 Juan G. Lozada Roca Named Coordinator of Spanish Apostolate – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester today announced the appointment of Juan G. Lozada Roca as Diocesan Coordinator of the Spanish Apostolate/Instituto, effective Monday, April 18. He will coordinate the programs and services offered through the Office of the Spanish Apostolate and El Instituto de Pastoral Hispano (Hispanic Pastoral ...
  • Key points about Fr. Volino from Bishop Clark - Friday March 18th, 2005 KEY POINTS Some of the key points Bishop Clark wanted to share today are: • That he has initiated a thorough review of the process involved in monitoring Father Volino to see where the system failed. He also announced his intent to form a new plan related to the oversight of recommendations emerging from evaluations undergone by members of the ...
  • Fr. Volino Statement - Monday March 14th, 2005 STATEMENT RE COURT PROCEEDING OF 3/14/05 The Diocese of Rochester, in 2002, asked Rev. Michael Volino to undergo assessment at St. Luke’s Institute, to which Rev. Volino agreed. The referral and assessment were related to behavioral issues and not to sexual abuse. The recommendations of St. Luke’s staff were not issued in the context of a person who was sexually ...
  • School Board Seeks Candidates - Friday March 4th, 2005 Monroe County Catholic School Board Seeks Candidates The Monroe County Catholic School Board, which helps develop policy for the Diocese of Rochester’s system of Catholic elementary and junior high schools located in Monroe County, is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the board and its various committees. Individuals who have expertise in the areas of development, finance, marketing/communications or ...
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Dedication - Friday January 21st, 2005 NEWLY RENOVATED SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL TO RE-OPEN WITH DEDICATION MASS ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bishop of Rochester Matthew H. Clark – joined by Edward Cardinal Egan of the New York Archdiocese, seven bishops from across New York State, the clergy of the Diocese of Rochester and hundreds of worshippers – will dedicate the renovated Sacred Heart Cathedral tonight. More than 700 people ...
  • Tsunami Relief - Tuesday January 4th, 2005 Local tsunami-aid donations coordinated by national Catholic Relief Services agency Jan. 3, 2005 – Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester or any other people wishing to donate money to help the victims of the tsunami are being encouraged to contribute by mail, phone or online directly to Catholic Relief Services, the overseas relief agency of the United ...

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