Bishop celebrates Catholic schools Mass
Catholic school students and staff from all over the Diocese of Rochester came together Feb. 3 for a special Catholic Schools Week Mass celebrated by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral.
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Bishop Matano greets the altar servers before Mass.
Student representatives from all over the Diocese of Rochester hold their school banners.
Siena Catholic Academy seventh-grader Meghan Gleason (center) holds a school banner during the opening procession.
Holy Family School sixth-grader Leah DeFilippo joins her classmates in prayer during the Feb. 3 Mass.
Bishop Matano is surrounded by Catholic school banners as he kneels at the altar after Communion.
St. Rita School sixth-grader Emma Spagnola prays during Mass.
St. Mary Our Mother sixth-graders Jackson Bruins, Nicholas Alvernaz and Malaki Owens pray during Mass.
All Saints Academy sixth-graders Faith Ketchum (left) and Allison Nordman join hands with their classmates during the Lord’s Prayer.
After Mass Bishop Matano and several priests blessed the throats of those in attendance. Above, Bishop Matano blesses the throat of St. Mary School seventh-grader Kiersten Ryan.
Father Christopher Linsler blesses the throat of Holy Family School sixth-grader James Zuniga after Mass.
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