Holy Week

What is the Chrism Mass?

Father Lance Gonyo, pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Irondequoit, explains the significance of the Chrism Mass, as well as the significance and use of the blessed oils in the Catholic faith.

Chrism Mass to be livestreamed

The livestream of the 2024 Solemn Mass of Chrism at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano is set to begin at 5:50 p.m. March 26. The Mass will begin at 6 p.m.

The definitive guide to Holy Week

There’s nothing wrong with secular Easter activities, but it’s important to keep in mind that there also is a profound spiritual basis for the holiday celebration.

Putting the ‘holy’ in Holy Week

How can Catholics emphasize the “holy” in Holy Week? OSV News offers five ways to wind down your Lenten journey and look ahead to the promise of Easter.

Prayerful preparation for Easter

Catholics around the Diocese of Rochester are preparing for the sacred triduum, a three-day period of liturgical observance that begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. The Catholic Courier has compiled a list of triduum Masses and services that will take place in the diocese’s three regions.

Bread ministry points to the Bread of Life

On Holy Saturday morning, volunteers from Rochester’s Holy Apostles Church will take to the streets to distribute home-baked bread to their neighbors as a sign of the risen Jesus.

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