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  • MARCH FOR LIFE Information - Thursday December 21st, 2017
    DOR TO DC MARCH FOR LIFE Buses leaving Thursday night, January 18 and returning Friday, January 19 by midnight Mass at the Basilica with Archbishop Chaput, principal celebrant & Bishop Matano, homilist 10 AM Gathering near the Mall to march with Bishop Matano 12:45 PM
  • Diocesan Mass for Life Jan. 13 - Monday December 18th, 2017
    Friday, January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Visit for more information on the 2018 March for Life. Buses from our diocese leaving from Holy Spirit in Webster/Penfield, Mother of Sorrows in Greece, and Chemung/Schuyler counties.
  • 150th Anniversary Celebration: Lessons & Carols Dec. 15 - Tuesday December 5th, 2017
    As part of the Diocese of Rochester’s 150th anniversary celebration, Bishop Matano and members of the Diocesan Choir welcome you to a Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Local Catholics, Lutherans unite in prayer - Monday October 30th, 2017
    Commonality rather than conflict was the prevailing theme among Catholics and Lutherans who came together for a special worship service at Sacred Heart Cathedral Oct. 29. The Sunday-evening gathering marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation while also highlighting ongoing efforts to build cooperation, understanding and mutual respect between Catholics and Lutherans. “How wonderful it is ...
  • Annual Blue Mass Oct. 14 - Friday September 29th, 2017
    You are cordially invited to join Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, as we pray, in gratitude, to God for the safety of all the courageous men and women of law enforcement who so selflessly serve and protect our community.
  • Joint Lutheran-Catholic Prayer Service - Tuesday September 26th, 2017
    You are enthusiastically invited to participate in this historic prayer service presided over by Bishop John Macholz, Bishop of the Up State New York Synod, ELCA and Bishop Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester. The Journey continues but what a great moment to pause and celebrate what has already been accomplished. Please join us.
  • Catholic Charities Annual Report - Thursday August 10th, 2017
    April 24, 2017 marked the 100th Anniversary of the date on which New York State Governor Charles Whitman signed into law a special act of the State Legislature establishing Catholic Charities Corporations in each of the Dioceses in New York State. For this one hundred years, and for longer in some Dioceses, Catholic Charities agencies ...
  • 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference - Tuesday August 8th, 2017
    “Create in me a clean heart” Join us for the third annual Men’s Conference on Saturday October 14, 2017. WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 am Registration opens 8:00 am Mass – Bishop Salvatore R. Matano ...
  • Pastoral Letter: Year of the Eucharist - Thursday July 6th, 2017
    A Pastoral Letter From The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: We are quickly advancing toward the 150th anniversary of our Diocese on March 3, 2018, with solemn observances to begin in the Fall of this year, 2017. It is my prayer and firm conviction that we make the ...
  • 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 ...