Bishop Salvatore R. Matano celebrated the Solemn Mass of Chrism April 16 at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. During the liturgy, priests from across the diocese renewed their priestly vows before Bishop Matano blessed the sacred oils — the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of the Catechumens and the Sacred Chrism — which will be used at diocesan parishes throughout the coming year.

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  • Jan 11, 2011
    About 200 people came to say goodbye Jan. 9 during a Mass that marked the closing of Rochester's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
  • Dec 21, 2010
    Parishioners from St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Ontario gathered with the Mexican community to celebrate Las Posadas Dec. 17.
  • Nov 15, 2010
    Nearly 1,000 people attended the final Sunday Mass at Irondequoit's St. Thomas the Apostle Church Nov. 14.
  • Nov 11, 2010
    Saulo Hidalgo led a two-day spiritual retreat for Catholics Nov. 6-7 at the Diocese of Rochester's Pastoral Center in Gates.
  • Nov 11, 2010
    Members of three groups joined community members outside St. Joseph's House of Hospitality in Rochester Nov. 11 to mark Veterans Day.
  • Oct 28, 2010
    A one-hour public rosary rally was held at noon on Oct. 16 at Harry Allen Park in Honeoye Falls.

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