The bishops of the United States are committed to their Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal to parishes. Through the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, dioceses have put in place effective policies for safeguarding the most vulnerable. Learn how you can take part in ensuring children and vulnerable adults are kept safe in your own communities and beyond with these three easy steps this April.
5K Run for Adults and Youth
And 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
St. Lawrence Church
1000 N. Greece Road, Rochester, NY
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Day of Penance and Mercy is March 28 at all parishes. Confession is good for the soul!
Priests will be available extended hours at all parishes. Check your parish bulletin for times.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for every Catholic bound according to age and health. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
1. Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus
2. With Words & actions: Do it!
3. Walking Together with Jesus
4. Bearing Fruits of New Life
5. Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples
Caregivers play vital role in protecting kids from guns
Here’s What our Attendees had to Say…
“It was beautiful. I am renewed… refreshed… and ready for another year. God bless you all for your work and dedication.”
“So great to see women of all ages!”
“I think it was perfect. Don’t change a thing!”
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 the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
Advent devotions including the Advent wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. Our Advent calendar above can help you fully enter in to the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ. More Advent resources are listed below.
- About Advent Wreaths
- Blessing of an Advent Wreath
- Blessing of a Christmas Tree
- Commentary on the Proper Prayers of Advent from the Roman Missal
- Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene
- Lectio Divina for Advent
- Liturgical Notes for Advent
- The “O Antiphons” of Advent
- Advent 2017 Calendar – Bilingual
- Family Advent 2017 Calendar – Bilingual
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 a record of service in the communities in which he lives, works and worships. He must be at least 35 years of age and no more than 62 years of age at the time of ordination, in good health, emotionally mature and stable in his professional and personal relationships. Men may be single or married. Interested men and their wives are encouraged to attend.
For more information: Please contact Deacon John Brasley, Director of Deacon Personnel & Director of Deacon Formation, Diocese of Rochester, 585.328.3228 or email@example.com
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 our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.
Cell phone safety for children
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 school will also host Open Houses.