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2021

  • Announcement Regarding Mass Obligation - Saturday May 22nd, 2021
    Pentecost Sunday May 23, 2021 A Statement on a Return to Sunday Mass by the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Upstate New York Dioceses of Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester and Syracuse Praise be to Almighty God, who has been by our side throughout this long and devastating pandemic. He has heard our cries of mourning and been our rock in ...
  • Statement on legalization of recreational marijuana - Monday April 5th, 2021
    Statement on legalization of recreational marijuana
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - Monday April 5th, 2021
    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Bishop Salvatore R. Matano shares an Easter message - Monday March 29th, 2021
    In a video message to the faithful of the Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano talks about faith, hope and charity, the virtues of Easter that were given to us by God himself. By Jeff Witherow | Catholic Courier Published 03.29.2021 https://catholiccourier.com/videos/bishop-salvatore-r-matano-shares-an-easter-message
  • Jack Balinsky Announces Upcoming Retirement - Friday March 19th, 2021
    Catholic Charities Director Jack Balinsky announces upcoming retirement March 19, 2021 Solemnity of Saint Joseph ‘Tireless in his service to the mission of Catholic Charities’ Jack Balinsky, longtime director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, has announced his retirement, effective September 1st, 2021. Mr. Balinsky said he made the decision to retire upon the occasion of his 75th ...
  • USCCB Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine - Wednesday March 3rd, 2021
    USCCB Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
  • Lenten Guidelines - Tuesday February 16th, 2021
    LENTEN FASTING & ABSTINENCE – Abstinence Ages 14+ Every Friday during Lent – Fasting Ages 18-59 Ash Wednesday – Good Friday, How do we fast? When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. Am I excused from fasting ...
  • Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes - Wednesday February 10th, 2021
    Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes
  • Catholic Schools Week coverage in the Catholic Courier - Wednesday February 10th, 2021
    Catholic Schools Week coverage in the Catholic Courier
  • A Message from the Vocations Office - Wednesday February 3rd, 2021
    A message from the Vocations Office from Fr.  Jones and Fr. VanLieshout.