• HENRIETTA — The closing of a Catholic church in suburban Rochester is a rare but — over the last decade — not unprecedented event.

    <p>Parishioners pray at Good Shepherd in Henrietta Aug. 25. The church campus was sold to the Rush-Henrietta School District in July, and the church&rsquo;s operations will shift to Henrietta&rsquo;s Guardian Angels Church by the end of November. </p>

    Parishioners pray at Good Shepherd in Henrietta Aug. 25. The church campus was sold to the Rush-Henrietta School District in July, and the church’s operations will shift to Henrietta’s Guardian Angels Church by the end of November. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • Hannah McGroarty can barely remember a time when she wasn’t involved with Girl Scouts. McGroarty, now 19, joined the organization as a Daisy when she was just a kindergartner at St. Pius...

    <p>Hannah McGroarty recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her work on a project to start a used-uniform closet at Seton Catholic School in Brighton. Anthony S. Cook III, superintendent of diocesan Catholic schools, was her adviser for the project. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Hannah McGroarty recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her work on a project to start a used-uniform closet at Seton Catholic School in Brighton. Anthony S. Cook III, superintendent of diocesan Catholic schools, was her adviser for the project. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • St. Leo Church in Hilton is offering a way for parishioners to strengthen their bodies and souls at the same time.

    <p>Kristen Muir leads a SoulCore class in the parish hall at St. Leo Church in Hilton Aug. 18. The core-strengthening workout centers around praying the rosary and reflecting on its virtues.</p>

    Kristen Muir leads a SoulCore class in the parish hall at St. Leo Church in Hilton Aug. 18. The core-strengthening workout centers around praying the rosary and reflecting on its virtues. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

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