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  • Advent & Christmas - Monday December 13th, 2010
    Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to ...
  • News Release 12-12-10 - Sunday December 12th, 2010
    An allegation of sexual abuse of a minor dating back to the late 1970s has been made against Rev. Dennis J. Shaw, and deemed credible after an investigation by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. Rev. Shaw was serving at the now-closed St. Francis of Assisi Church in Rochester when the abuse occurred. He has most recently been ...
  • Governor appoints Armantrout - Friday December 10th, 2010
    New York State Governor David Paterson has appointed Jann K. Armantrout to a two-year term on the Ethics Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board. Armantrout was nominated by NYS Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua. She currently serves as the Diocesan Life Issues Coordinator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. In her role ...
  • CMA tops $4 million - Friday December 3rd, 2010
  • Catholic Schools Announcement - Wednesday December 1st, 2010
  • New Roman Missal resources - Monday October 25th, 2010
    The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  First use of the new text of the new Roman Missal will be on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.   Learn more!
  • Latest Schools Newsletter - Friday October 15th, 2010
  • Our Cherished Right, Our Sacred Duty - Friday October 8th, 2010
    Jack Balinsky, director of Diocese of Rochester Catholic Charities, has received the prestigious Centennial Medal from Catholic Charities USA, one of only 100 to be awarded nationally during the organization’s 100th Anniversary celebration.The medal recognizes the exemplary contributions of individuals and organizations to the work of Catholic Charities to reduce poverty and assist people in ...
  • Bishop Wins Award - Thursday September 30th, 2010
    Bishop Clark named Exemplary Bishop of 2010 by national ministry association The award will be presented at a special CCMA Bishops’ Breakfast on Nov. 16 in Baltimore, and attended by many of the nation’s Catholic leaders during the fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The 2010 Exemplary Bishop Award is given after consideration ...
  • Bishop launches “Let Your Light Shine!” Appeal - Wednesday September 15th, 2010
    Bishop launches 2010/11 Catholic Ministries Appeal Asking each Catholic household to “Let Your Light Shine” to help others in need, Bishop of Rochester Matthew Clark has launched the 2010-11 Catholic Ministries Appeal. This year’s campaign goal is $5.6 million. Pledge cards have been mailed to approximately 115,000 households and parishes throughout the diocese have begun promoting the ...