Bishop Matthew H. Clark was released from Rochester’s Highland Hospital Friday, Nov. 7, three days after undergoing surgery to replace his right knee, according to a statement from the diocese.
He will undergo several days of rehabilitation therapy at St. Ann’s Community in Irondequoit before returning home to Sacred Heart Cathedral rectory for additional rest and recuperation, according to the diocese. The bishop — who hopes to return to work as soon as his doctors allow — is doing very well and very much appreciates the kind wishes and prayers he has received, the diocese stated.
Those who wish to send the bishop get-well wishes may mail them to: Bishop Matthew H. Clark, Pastoral Center, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.
Bishop Clark, 71, was ordained a bishop by Pope John Paul II in May 1979 in Rome. He was installed as the Diocese of Rochester’s eighth bishop in June 1979 and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his episcopate next year.