• Many parishes in the Diocese of Rochester have begun or are planning to begin celebrating Masses at up to 25-percent of church occupancy. Houses of worship were permitted to return to...

    <p>Parishioners attending Mass at Webster&rsquo;s Holy Trinity Church June 15 can be seen maintaining social-distancing practices. (Courier screen capture via livestream)  </p>

    Parishioners attending Mass at Webster’s Holy Trinity Church June 15 can be seen maintaining social-distancing practices. (Courier screen capture via livestream)

  • With a limited in-person congregation but hundreds watching online June 13, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano ordained Joseph Martuscello as the newest priest of the Diocese of Rochester....

    <p>Father Joseph Martuscello and Bishop Salvatore R. Matano stand together at the end of the priest ordination Mass June 13 at Corning&rsquo;s St. Mary Church. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Father Joseph Martuscello and Bishop Salvatore R. Matano stand together at the end of the priest ordination Mass June 13 at Corning’s St. Mary Church. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • In a June 6 letter, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano updated the faithful on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that afternoon that that churches throughout the Diocese of Rochester will be...

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo conducts his daily press briefing in Albany June 6. (Governor's office photo by Darren McGee)