• Siena Catholic Academy specializes in educating students in the middle-school grades. The school’s students excel academically and are “like a family.”

    <p>Sophie Schenkel, a sixth-grader at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton, presents her humanities project June 17 as her classmates take notes. (Courier photo by John Haeger)  </p>

    Sophie Schenkel, a sixth-grader at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton, presents her humanities project June 17 as her classmates take notes. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • This summer, St. John the Evangelist Parish in Spencerport will for the first time offer a version of vacation Bible school especially for teens.

    <p>Seth Edwards passes a marble to Elle Dry DeSanto July 29 during a vacation Bible school training session at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Spencerport. Seth worked with Pastoral Associate and Youth Minister Barbara Lake to create a summer Bible study program especially for teens. (Courier photo by John Haeger)  </p>

    Seth Edwards passes a marble to Elle Dry DeSanto July 29 during a vacation Bible school training session at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Spencerport. Seth worked with Pastoral Associate and Youth Minister Barbara Lake to create a summer Bible study program especially for teens. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • IRONDEQUOIT — June 29 marked the coming together of a mutual admiration society: hundreds of parishioners, and the priests who served them for decades.

    <p>Basilian Father Paul English speaks with Jody Durick during a June 29 gathering at Christ the King Church in Irondequoit. The event honored the conclusion of the Congregation of St. Basil’s long service in Irondequoit. (Courier photo by John Haeger)</p>

    Basilian Father Paul English speaks with Jody Durick during a June 29 gathering at Christ the King Church in Irondequoit. The event honored the conclusion of the Congregation of St. Basil’s long service in Irondequoit. (Courier photo by John Haeger)