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Locals produce new books, CDs

The following individuals in the Diocese of Rochester have recently produced books or music CDs:

  • Mercy Sister Mary C. Sullivan of Rochester has edited a book entitled The Correspondence of Catherine McAuley, 1818-1841.

  • Salvatore J. Parlato of Rochester has written a new book — under the pen name Chris Madeira Jr. — entitled Uphill Both Ways: Confessions of a Catholic College Alum.

  • Lisa Dotolo of Rochester recently released a self-composed CD of inspirational music called “Someday Soon.”

  • Dick Dougherty of Brighton, who is set to retire as a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle columnist, recently released Dougherty Revisited: A Random Selection of Columns. Compiled by his wife, Pat, it includes 200 of Dougherty’s columns.

  • John Senka, a parishioner of St. Mary’s, Watkins Glen/St. Benedict’s, Odessa, is the author of the book Wounded Body — Healing Spirit: An Arkport Soldier’s Inspirational Journey as a Vietnam Combat Veteran. The book chronicles the effect of his experiences during and after combat, including his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder and acute clinical depression.

  • Leah Zicari of Webster has released a CD of original folk/ pop songs called “Pretty On Thursday.”

  • Sister Margaret Brennan, SSJ, recently published The Good Rain: Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester in Brazil. It traces the changes of the past 40 years, both locally and in Brazil.

  • Diocesan Parish Support Ministries produced a video called A Treasure Revealed: Migrant Workers in Our Midst, which won a Telly Award.

  • Mary Van Houten, liturgy and music coordinator for Geneseo’s St. Mary’s Church, recently recorded an instrumental CD of Christian Christmas songs entitled “The Peace of Christmas.” The CD was created to be used as a fundraiser.

  • Vincent A. Lenti, a parishioner at Rochester’s St. Anne Parish, recently published a book entitled For the Enrichment of Community Life: George Eastman and the Founding of Eastman School of Music.

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