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2016

  • The Season of Advent - Wednesday November 30th, 2016 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 ...
  • Free seminar: Planning for Your Legacy - Wednesday November 30th, 2016 A FREE SEMINAR TO HELP YOU MAKE INFORMED CHOICES PRE-PLANNING WITH YOUR PARISH WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING HEALTH CARE PROXIES THE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS LEGACY GIFTS THAT MAKE AN IMPACT
  • Deacon Information Session Dec. 14 - Friday November 18th, 2016 When: 7:00 PM Wed. Dec. 14 Where: St. Mark Church, 54 Kuhn Road, Greece. Details: We will provide an overview of the 5 year application and formation process and the time commitment involved and answer questions about ongoing ministry. An eligible applicant for permanent deacon formation is a man of strong and active faith who can demonstrate ...
  • Schools recommended for accreditation - Friday November 18th, 2016 The Diocese of Rochester’s Department of Catholic Schools announced today that all 19 of their schools have been recommended for Systems Accreditation by a Visiting Team from the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement. MSA-CESS is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits ...
  • Catholics Care. Catholics Vote. - Thursday October 27th, 2016 The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge ...
  • White Mass Nov. 5 - Wednesday October 12th, 2016 Taking its name from the white coat commonly worn by those in the medical field, the White Mass is the Catholic Church’s opportunity to pray with and for Catholic health care professionals, doctors and medical personnel who are dedicated to their Faith and are privileged to participate in the ministry of Jesus Christ, the Divine Physician.
  • Fall 2016 Creating a Safe Environment Newsletter - Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Cell phone safety for children When and if a child should get a cell phone is ultimately a parental decision. Children want cell phones for games and social communication. Parents want their children to have a cell phone for safety. When you give your child a cell phone, you are giving them a portable computer with ...
  • Hispanic Heritage celebrated Oct. 7 - Monday October 3rd, 2016 A special celebration of the contributions of the Roman Catholic Diocese’s Latino Catholics and their long history of faith here will be held Friday, October 7, 2016, at Our Lady of the Americas, 864 E. Main St., Rochester. All are welcome. The evening’s activities begin at 6 p.m. with the Rosary, followed by a bilingual Mass at 6:30 p.m. ...
  • Catholic Schools to hold Open Houses - Thursday September 22nd, 2016 We welcome all families to consider the gift of a Catholic education. Catholic schools provide a strong foundation for the Church’s greatest treasure, our young people. Additionally, more information can be found at each schools’ web site. Families may visit any of our elementary schools listed below at any time throughout the year, but each ...
  • Message from the Bishop on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 - Monday September 19th, 2016 Fifteen years ago this coming Sunday, our nation was forever changed by the horrendous events of Sept. 11, 2001. On that day, our nation suffered a single day of carnage that tore at the very fabric of our daily life and broke our hearts. Fifteen years later, with the sorrow and anger and fear of that ...