150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester - Catholic Courier

150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester

The  Diocese of Rochester was formed on March 3, 1868. On September 22, 2017, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano opened the diocese’s sesquicentennial celebration with a solemn Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, marking the start of a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary. Below are links to a special section the Catholic Courier produced as a historical review of the people, parishes and institutions that contributed to the Diocese of Rochester’s growth over the past 150 years.

Diocese of Rochester has been Jesus’ visible presence for 150 years
Waves of immigration fueled the foundation and growth of the Diocese of Rochester
Nine men have led Rochester Diocese
Religious orders continue to serve
History notes many lay movements
Catholic Charities agencies assist thousands annually
Organizations have long history in diocese
Ministries strive to be a Catholic presence on campus
Education mission remains a priority
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Central Deanery covers tourist-friendly Finger Lakes
East Deanery covers three counties
South Deanery notes 19 churches
4 counties, 18 churches in west deanery
Monroe East Deanery unites suburbs
Rochester, inner-ring suburbs constitute Monroe Central Deanery
Monroe West Deanery spans Hamlin to Rush
Five Eastern Catholic churches are located in Rochester Diocese

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