• ROCHESTER — Brown paper bags decorated with such positive messages as “You are special!” and “God loves you!” lined the end of the table at which parishioners of...

    <p>Kenyatta Hart (left) and her mother, Susan Hart (right), assemble peanut butter and jelly sandwiches June 6 during a service learning opportunity for youths at St. Monica Church in Rochester. The sandwiches were used to create bagged lunches for Open Door Mission. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Kenyatta Hart (left) and her mother, Susan Hart (right), assemble peanut butter and jelly sandwiches June 6 during a service learning opportunity for youths at St. Monica Church in Rochester. The sandwiches were used to create bagged lunches for Open Door Mission. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • With many COVID-19 restrictions lifted, many parishes are resuming in-person vacation Bible school programs this summer. The following parishes have posted information in their bulletins...

    <p>Zoe Trout sings a song July 19, 2017, during the vacation Bible school program sponsored by St. Francis & St. Clare Parish in Waterloo/Seneca Falls and Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva. (Courier file photo)  </p>

    Zoe Trout sings a song July 19, 2017, during the vacation Bible school program sponsored by St. Francis & St. Clare Parish in Waterloo/Seneca Falls and Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva. (Courier file photo)

  • WASHINGTON (CNS) — In our modern, high-tech society, it turns out some students still have good penmanship. And the winners of this year’s Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest,...

    <p>Holy Family Catholic Academy students from New York City show their handwriting medals for winning the state competition. From left are first graders Arron Morocho Kgn and Jake Mulryan, 2021 winners, and 2020 first-grade winner Isabella Ordonez. (CNS photo courtesy Diocese of Brooklyn)  </p>

    Holy Family Catholic Academy students from New York City show their handwriting medals for winning the state competition. From left are first graders Arron Morocho Kgn and Jake Mulryan, 2021 winners, and 2020 first-grade winner Isabella Ordonez. (CNS photo courtesy Diocese of Brooklyn)

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