Lent/Easter

April 3, 2017
Many positive RCIA stories emerge
Many positive RCIA stories emerge

What draws people to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults?

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April 3, 2017
Christians celebrate reopening of tomb

Restoration of the Edicule — the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection — is being hailed as a example of ecumenical cooperation.

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April 3, 2017
Faithful eye evangelization
Faithful eye evangelization

Local parishioners will be asked to step outside their comfort zones to take part in a national encuentro — or “encounter” — process at their parishes this spring.

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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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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
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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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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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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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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