Bishop Salvatore R. Matano had a busy first year on the job as the new leader of the Diocese of Rochester. Starting with his January 2014 installation Mass and ending with his December 2014 visit with local Muslims, this photo gallery shows some of the highlights of that busy year.
During Bishop Matano’s Jan. 3, 2014, installation Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bishop Matano (right) thanks Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark for his many years of service to the diocese.
Bishop Matano smiles during an April 27 Mass of thanksgiving for Saints John Paul II and John XXIII, who were canonized that day by Pope Francis. The special Mass was held at Rochester’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
Bishop Matano hands his zucchetto to a child during an April 27 reception at Rochester’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church to mark the canonizations of Saints John Paul II and John XXIII.
Bishop Matano ordained two men to the priesthood during a June 21 Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Above, Father Peter Van Lieshout pledges his obedience to the bishop during the Mass.
Bishop Matano blesses a police officer during a Mass in honor of slain RPD Officer Daryl Pierson Sept. 5 at Brighton’s Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
Bishop Matano waves to well-wishers who gathered to sing him “Happy Birthday” during the 125th-anniversary celebration for the Catholic Courier at St. John of Rochester Church in Perinton Sept. 14.
Bishop Matano celebrates his first public Mass as Bishop of Rochester Auburn’s St. Mary Church Jan. 5.
Bishop Matano breathes onto the balsam, which is added to the Holy Chrism, while consecrating the oil during the Chrism Mass April 15.
Bishop Matano congratulates newly ordained Deacon Bruno Petrauskas during the June 7 deacon ordination Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Bishop Matano talks to Isobel Goldman during an interfaith reception Feb. 27 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.
Bishop Matano greets 8-year-old Caroline Kryger and her mother, Bethany, at Greece’s St. Mark Church after a July 27 Mass celebrating the parish’s 50th anniversary.
Bishop Matano sits with Sheikh Ismet Akcin, Imam of the Islamic Center of Rochester, during a visit to the Islamic Center Dec. 11.
Bishop Matano (center) is joined by Father Ronald Antinarelli (left) and Father William Coffas (right) as he celebrates the Red Mass for legal professionals Oct. 10 at Our Lady of Victory Church.
Eleven-year-old altar server Paul McLaughlin smiles as he meets Bishop Matano after the Red Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church Oct. 10.
Bishop Matano baptizes a young man during the Easter Vigil Mass April 19.
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