Catholic Courier

Posted: March 17, 2016

Last Updated: February 27, 2017

Lent/Easter

March 1, 2017
Stations prayed in variety of forms
Stations prayed in variety of forms

Praying the Stations of the Cross during Lent -- in a variety of ways -- helps local Catholics reflect on salvation offered to them through Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
February 27, 2017
Courier plans multimedia Lenten journal

 The Catholic Courier staff is producing an online Lenten journal to help guide readers throughout the penitential season.

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February 27, 2017
Lenten offerings facilitate prayer
Lenten offerings facilitate prayer

Lent began March 1, which means many parish bulletins and calendars now are packed full of Lenten devotions and programs in addition to the usual parish offerings.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
February 27, 2017
Day encourages people to rediscover sacrament
Day encourages people to rediscover sacrament

Helping Catholics rediscover the sacrament of reconciliation is the focus of the Diocese of Rochester's Day of Penance and Mercy, scheduled for Tuesday, March 28. Throughout the day, priests will be available to hear individual confessions at every parish in the diocese.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
February 27, 2017
Feast days tap into traditions
Feast days tap into traditions

Preserving their cultures' Catholic traditions for future generations is an important aim of those organizing age-old celebrations for the upcoming feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
February 27, 2017
Bishop Matano grants dispensation

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has granted a dispensation from eating meat on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.

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February 27, 2017
Lenten regulations

The following regulations for Lenten sacrifice are based on the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

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April 5, 2016
RCIA journey culminates at Easter Vigil
RCIA journey culminates at Easter Vigil

Stephanie Majchrzak was moved to tears as the darkened St. Joseph Church filled with light and music, and the choir began singing "Glory to God." 

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
April 5, 2016
Chrism Mass brings diocese together
Chrism Mass brings diocese together

He knew it meant returning home to Ithaca after midnight, but that knowledge didn't deter Father Joseph Marcoux from making his annual trek to the Solemn Mass of Chrism. 

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
April 5, 2016
The big picture of the Easter feast
The big picture of the Easter feast

Christmas and Easter are the two biggest feasts in the church calendar. Even those who rarely gather for worship tend to show up on those two days.

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By Father Lawrence E. Mick/CNS
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