Pastoral Letter: Year of the Eucharist

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 Most Holy Eucharist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the heart and center of our Sesquicentennial Celebration. Indeed, this august
Sacrament, the Real Presence of Christ among us, has sustained us over these many years and has been the driving force for our Diocese’s pastoral, apostolic and charitable
works, ever mindful of the motto of Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid, our first Bishop: “Salus Animarum, Lex Suprema” (“The Salvation of Souls is the Supreme Law”).