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  • Bishop makes pastoral appointments - Tuesday July 4th, 2017 Bishop makes 2017 parish-leadership appointments Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has announced the following pastoral appointments, which become effective June 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted: • Father Anthony J. Amato to parochial vicar, Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Owego. • Father Frederick K. Asuming to parochial administrator, St. Theodore, Gates. • Father Juan G. Benitez to parochial vicar, St. Louis, Pittsford. • Father ...
  • Theology on Tap Summer 4-pack - Wednesday June 28th, 2017 August 7, 2017 Beyond Left and Right: The Appalling Strangeness of Catholic Moral Teaching Dr. Matthew Kuhner Director of Catechesis & Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology August 14, 2017 Love and Lies: Theology of the Body Michelle Kuhner, M.T.S. Masters in Theology of Marriage and the Family August 21, 2017 The Real Presence: I Believe…Do You? Fr. Peter VanLieshout Parochial Administrator, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Parish, ...
  • 2018 Synod of Bishops Questionnaire - Thursday June 1st, 2017 Pope Francis has again requested worldwide feedback concerning issues that will be addressed at the October 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for the Synod, Pope Francis has written a Letter to Young People (ages 16-29) and the Synod of Bishops has released a preparatory document. In response to ...
  • Immaculate Conception School announcement - Wednesday May 10th, 2017 Immaculate Conception School in Ithaca to close in June After more than 130 years of educating generations of children, Immaculate Conception School in Ithaca will close its doors at the end of the school year in June. The recommendation to close the school, presented by Immaculate Conception Parish leadership, was accepted by the Most Reverend Salvatore R. ...
  • Diocesan schools earn accreditation - Friday May 5th, 2017 The Diocese of Rochester’s 19 Catholic elementary and secondary schools have been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, according to a joint press release from the diocese and the national association. “The Middle States Systems Approach to accreditation examines school systems as a whole, ensuring that all levels are strategically aligned and ...
  • Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter | Spring 2017 - Monday May 1st, 2017 Alliance fights to prevent abuse of developmentally, intellectually disabled children Child sexual abuse is at epidemic levels, but even more so when the victims are intellectually or developmentally disabled children. Nationally, according to the Rochester-based Bivona Child Advocacy Center, one in 10 children are sexually assaulted before their 18th birthdays; among disabled children, the rate is three ...
  • From Conflict to Communion: Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue - Wednesday April 26th, 2017 Lutherans and Catholics in Rochester to dialogue, worship together in 500th Anniversary Year of the Reformation Rochester, N.Y. – In hopes of contributing to a long-term relationship of cooperation, mutual respect and understanding, local Roman Catholics and Lutherans will engage in a series of dialogues over the next several months, culminating in an ecumenical service celebrated ...
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Resources - Saturday April 1st, 2017 The bishops of the United States are committed to their Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal to parishes. Through the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, dioceses have put in place effective policies for safeguarding the most vulnerable. Learn how you can take part in ensuring children and vulnerable ...
  • 2017 Run for the Young - Wednesday March 29th, 2017 5K Run for Adults and Youth And 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at St. Lawrence Church 1000 N. Greece Road, Rochester, NY Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Day of Penance and Mercy March 28 - Thursday March 9th, 2017 The Day of Penance and Mercy is March 28 at all parishes. Confession is good for the soul! Priests will be available extended hours at all parishes. Check your parish bulletin for times. http://forgiven.dor.org

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