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May 4, 2015
A day many years in the making
A day many years in the making

Courier photo by Mike Crupi

One man is a former music instructor. Another is a retired grandfather. Two others hail from Colombia.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2015
Four men to be ordained deacons
Four men to be ordained deacons

Divergent paths led to ministry for four men being ordained as deacons next month, and three of them will continue on journeys toward priestly ordination.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2015
Father Hewes pulls for the underdog
Father Hewes pulls for the underdog

Although he was quite athletic in his youth, Father James Hewes said he made sure to play with peers who weren't so agile or socially connected.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2015
Longtime Auburn pastor to retire
Longtime Auburn pastor to retire

A seminarian's path to ordination includes years of intensive study and formation, yet a priest ultimately learns more from his post-ordination interactions than he ever did from his seminary textbooks, according to Father Louis Vasile, pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Auburn.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2015
Priests mark many decades of ministry

The following diocesan priests are marking 25, 50 and 50-plus years in ministry in 2015.

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May 4, 2015
Deacons celebrate 25th anniversaries

The following permanent deacons are celebrating 25 years of ministry this year. All were ordained at Sacred Heart Cathedral by Bishop Matthew H. Clark on June 2, 1990.

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May 4, 2015
Deacons to retire from ministry

The following deacons are retiring from ministry.

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May 4, 2015
Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

This year 13 Sisters of Mercy are celebrating a total of 790 years of service in the areas of education, health care, pastoral work and social services in the Diocese of Rochester and beyond.

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May 4, 2015
Sisters of St. Joseph mark many years of ministry

The following Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester are celebrating jubilees of 75, 70, 60 and 50 years in 2015. Many of them have recalled their decades in ministry in their own words.

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June 4, 2014
Irene Goodwin wraps up years in parishes

Irene Goodwin will retire at the end of June from her role as pastoral administrator of St. Mary of the Assumption in Scottsville, St. Vincent DePaul in Churchville, and St. Columba/St. Patrick in Caledonia.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
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