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  • Deacon John McDermott to head Providence Housing - Thursday June 27th, 2013
    June 27, 2013 — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester today announced the appointment of former WS Packaging-Label World General Manager John R. McDermott, Jr. as executive director of Providence Housing Development Corporation. McDermott begins his new duties July 1. A Roman Catholic deacon, McDermott, of Fairport, brings to his new role more than 20 ...
  • Statement on defeat of abortion expansion bill - Wednesday June 26th, 2013
    The failure of a last-ditch hostile amendment to try to effect passage of the Abortion Expansion Act is a remarkable victory for unborn children, as well as vulnerable women and girls who so often face unrelenting societal and family pressure to abort. The result is, quite literally, the answer to prayer. More accurately, it is ...
  • Our Newest Priests - Monday June 24th, 2013
    Three men ordained to priesthood Hundreds of well-wishers and clergy turned out to witness the ordination of our newest priests at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, Saturday,  June 22, 2013. Pictured here with Bishop Robert J. Cunningham after the Mass are (left to right) newly ordained Fr. David Tedesche, Fr. Peter Mottola and Fr. Michael Costik. Courier article News ...
  • Three men to be ordained priests - Friday June 21st, 2013
    Three men will be ordained as Diocese of Rochester priests on Saturday, June 22, 2013 by Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse and Apostolic Administrator of the Rochester Diocese. The Mass begins at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park in Rochester.
  • Three men to be ordained priests Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. - Wednesday June 12th, 2013
  • St. Anne Church Novena July 17-26 - Tuesday June 11th, 2013
    Each evening we will gather at 7:30 in St. Anne Church for evening prayer, with the reflection as part of evening prayer. The Mass for the Feast day will also be at 7:30, with reception after. Please plan to join us for all or as many of the Novena evenings as you can.
  • Latest Catholic Schools Newsletter - Tuesday June 11th, 2013
    Meet Anthony S. Cook, new Catholic Schools superintendent: Anthony S. Cook III is moving from one “coaching” job to another this summer. On July 1, Cook becomes superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Rochester. Meanwhile, this past April 26 he was named Section V coach of the year, after his Aquinas Institute boys indoor track team won a second sectional championship ...
  • Memorandum of Opposition to abortion expansion - Monday June 10th, 2013
  • Bus trip to Albany June 12 to oppose abortion expansion - Thursday June 6th, 2013
    Governor Cuomo introduced legislation that if passed, will expand access to abortion and  permit abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy in New York State.  Our NYS Senators need to here our opposition to the Women’s Equality Act for so long as it contains the abortion expansion provisions. Go to to find your senator and telephone ...
  • Questions regarding abortion expansion in NYS - Tuesday June 4th, 2013
    Five months after initially proposing it, and with less than three weeks left in the legislative session, Gov. Cuomo today will finally make public his abortion agenda. Statements from the administration indicate the bill would significantly ease restrictions in state law on late-term (third-trimester) abortion, a policy completely out of step with the attitudes of most ...