• GREECE — After repeating many of the same prayers and rituals at Mass week in and week out, Catholics might not stop to reflect on the deeper meaning of what they say, do and observe...

    <p>Father John Firpo leads a teaching Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Greece July 14. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)</p>

    Father John Firpo leads a teaching Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Greece July 14. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • PITTSFORD — “You see this?” Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark said to a visitor July 14, holding up an enlarged photograph of 9-month-old Etta Maise Jones.

    <p>Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark smiles July 14 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford during a celebration to recognize his 84th birthday on July 15. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark smiles July 14 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford during a celebration to recognize his 84th birthday on July 15. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • For more than 60 years, parishioners of St. Rita Church in Webster have kicked off their summer with the parish’s annual...

    <p>Food trucks line the driveway at St. Rita Church in Webster during a June 26 Food Truck Rodeo. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Food trucks line the driveway at St. Rita Church in Webster during a June 26 Food Truck Rodeo. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • <p>Gia Masters (from right) poses with the toys she was able to purchase with donated funds. With her is her brother, Mikey, and her cousins CJ and Sami Urban. (Photo courtesy of Luz Segnini)  </p>

    Gia Masters (from right) poses with the toys she was able to purchase with donated funds. With her is her brother, Mikey, and her cousins CJ and Sami Urban. (Photo courtesy of Luz Segnini)

    Jan 04, 2021
  • <p>In 2019, Dr. Robert Young and Jessica Pruitt demonstrated the capabilities of Catholic Family Center&rsquo;s new telehealth service, which allows clients at the agency&rsquo;s clinics and residential treatment centers to see their providers remotely. (Courier file photo)  </p>

    In 2019, Dr. Robert Young and Jessica Pruitt demonstrated the capabilities of Catholic Family Center’s new telehealth service, which allows clients at the agency’s clinics and residential treatment centers to see their providers remotely. (Courier file photo)

    Dec 31, 2020
  • <p>Will and Amy Buttarazzi, parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville, Md., pose for a photo with their children Dec. 6. As part of their Christmas tradition, they will bless their home for the year ahead with holy oil, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks)  </p>

    Will and Amy Buttarazzi, parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville, Md., pose for a photo with their children Dec. 6. As part of their Christmas tradition, they will bless their home for the year ahead with holy oil, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks)

    Dec 31, 2020
  • <p>Laura Opelt is set to retire Dec. 31 from her role as associate diocesan director of Catholic Charities.  </p>

    Laura Opelt is set to retire Dec. 31 from her role as associate diocesan director of Catholic Charities.

    Dec 28, 2020
  • stone angel statue

    A statue of an angel is pictured during the restoration of mosaics from the 5th century in the historic vestibule of the baptistery at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome Dec. 9, 2020. Vatican restorers are tackling one of the oldest mosaics in Christianity, dated to around 450 AD. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Dec 28, 2020
  • The almond is a drupe -- a fruit akin to a peach, plum or cherry. The kernel inside the shell is the part we eat.

    The almond is a drupe -- a fruit akin to a peach, plum or cherry. The kernel inside the shell is the part we eat. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

    Dec 20, 2020

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