• “Every vocation to the priesthood comes from the heart of God, but it goes through the heart of a mother.”

    Priests and religious gather for a photo during a reunion in the northern Italian village of Lu in 1946, more 60 years after their mothers began praying for vocations to come from their own families. (Photo courtesy of the Mothers of Lu) </p>

    Priests and religious gather for a photo during a reunion in the northern Italian village of Lu in 1946, more 60 years after their mothers began praying for vocations to come from their own families. (Photo courtesy of the Mothers of Lu)

  • HAMLIN — Through an initiative prioritizing folks who are unable to attend church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is striving to...

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hamlin.

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hamlin. (Courier file photo)

  • 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)