Milestones/Vocations

May 4, 2016
Pastors meet parishes' needs
Pastors meet parishes' needs

Parishioners often are surprised to find Father Edison Tayag cleaning inside the church or tending to the flower beds and bushes on the grounds of St. Patrick Parish in Victor.

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May 2, 2016
Five to become deacons May 28
Five to become deacons May 28

Five men are set to be ordained deacons on Saturday, May 28 -- one to the permanent diaconate and four as transitional deacons en route to ordination as diocesan priests in 2017. 

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May 2, 2016
Three men set to become priests June 4
Three men set to become priests June 4

The three men who will be ordained as priests next month said they have been blessed in this past year of service as transitional deacons. 

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May 3, 2016
Holy orders is important celebration

Eight men will receive the sacrament of holy orders during liturgies at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral during the next few weeks. On May 28 four men will be ordained transitional deacons and one will be ordained a permanent deacon. On June 4 three men will be ordained as priests of the Diocese of Rochester.

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May 2, 2016
Deacon grateful for call to ministry
Deacon grateful for call to ministry

Deacon Claude Curtin said he felt called to the permanent diaconate in 1987 while attending a Cursillo ("little course" in Spanish) weekend, which is a retreat to help laypeople become effective Christian leaders.

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May 2, 2016
Auburn parish became family
Auburn parish became family

Sister Chris Treichel took the first step toward discerning her vocation while still in elementary school at St. Teresa School in Washington, D.C.

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May 2, 2016
Priests note many decades of service

The following priests are celebrating their anniversaries of ordination this year.

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May 2, 2016
More priestly milestones noted

The following priests also are marking ordination jubilees this year.

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May 2, 2016
Deacons mark many years of ministry

This year, nine men are celebrating anniversaries of ordination to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Matthew H. Clark at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The 30-year jubilarians were ordained on June 7, 1986, and those celebrating 25 years were ordained on June 1, 1991.

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May 2, 2016
Sisters of Mercy note their jubilees

Eleven Sisters of Mercy are celebrating their jubilees with sisters, Mercy associates and friends on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at Mercy Center, Brighton. The local community in Rochester is part of the Sisters of Mercy New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community.

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