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2013

  • Deacon to assist at Pope’s Christmas Midnight Mass - Friday December 20th, 2013 Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Van Lieshout, who was ordained a transitional deacon in October, will be  assisting Pope Francis at the televised Christmas “Midnight Mass” in St. Peter’s Basilica. Van Lieshout will be chanting the Gospel and serving as one of the deacons. Van Lieshout, a native of Livonia whose home parish is St. Matthew’s, served his ...
  • Bishop Matano’s Christmas Message - Wednesday December 11th, 2013 A Message for Christmas 2013 from The Most Rev Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop Designate of Rochester My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Over the last several years there has been much discussion about the “New Evangelization,” an initiative vigorously proclaimed by Blessed John Paul II and enthusiastically taken up by his successors, Pope Benedict XVI, our Holy Father Emeritus, ...
  • ROC the day 12.11.13 - Monday December 2nd, 2013 On Dec. 11, visit www.roctheday.org and give generously to help the many Catholic organizations that need your support! In 2012, more than 10,000 people made history by participating in the Greater Rochester area’s biggest giving day and supporting hundreds of not-for-profit organizations. Again this year, every hour throughout ROC the Day, one donor will be chosen to receive ...
  • Holy Father’s Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” - Wednesday November 27th, 2013 APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD
  • Advent: Prepare the way of the Lord! - Monday November 25th, 2013 Prepare the way of the Lord!
  • Catholic Schools Night Dec. 20 at the Rochester Americans hockey game - Wednesday November 20th, 2013 Catholic Schools Night Dec. 20 at the Rochester Americans hockey game
  • Advent Music Events at Sacred Heart Cathedral - Tuesday November 19th, 2013 December 6-8, 2013 All performances are at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester (between Dewey and Lake avenues). Plenty of free parking!  The concerts are free and open to the public; free will offerings will benefit the House of Mercy, Santa Lucia School, San Salvador, and Catholic Relief Services work on behalf of the victims of Typhoon ...
  • Year of Faith Closing Mass Nov. 24 - Monday November 18th, 2013 Year of Faith Closing Mass Nov. 24
  • Mass for Priestly Vocations Dec. 6 - Monday November 18th, 2013 A Mass for Priestly Vocations will be celebrated Friday evening, Dec.  6, at St. Thomas More Church, 2617 East Avenue, Brighton. Join us at 7:00 p.m. as we give thanks to God for an increase in priesthood vocations for our diocese and pray the Holy Spirit will continue to inspire young men to consider this life of service to ...
  • Catholic Women’s Conference - Friday November 15th, 2013 FIRST ROCHESTER CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE WILL UPLIFT, INSPIRE March 2014 Gathering will feature acclaimed speakers, worship, community The newly appointed 9th Bishop of Rochester, Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano, will join hundreds of Catholic women from throughout the Diocese of Rochester for the first-ever Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference March 1, 2014. This historic gathering will not only be an ...