Bishop Matthew H. Clark presided during a July 30 Mass and abbatial blessing for Father Gerard D’Souza, the newly-elected abbot of the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, Livingston County. Father D'Souza, who entered the abbey in 1992 and was ordained a priest by Bishop Clark in 2001, succeeds Father John Denburger as the leader of the Trappist monastery. 

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