• PITTSFORD — In the first book of English author J.R.R. Tolkien’s best-selling trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, a group of nine unlikely traveling companions set out on a risky quest to...

    <p>Jack Lockemeyer listens to a Jan. 21 presentation at Pittsford&rsquo;s St. Louis Church regarding the Catholic themes in The Lord of the Rings books and movies. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Jack Lockemeyer listens to a Jan. 21 presentation at Pittsford’s St. Louis Church regarding the Catholic themes in The Lord of the Rings books and movies. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • FAIRPORT — At times, Judy Toyer’s keynote presentation took on the form of a 20th-century Catholic history lesson.

    <p>Attorney Judy Toyer gave a presentation Oct. 23 at Church of the Assumption in Fairport as part of a six-session series on racism. (Courier photo by John Haeger)  </p>

    Attorney Judy Toyer gave a presentation Oct. 23 at Church of the Assumption in Fairport as part of a six-session series on racism. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • A second Notre Dame Learning Center location has come to fruition after two years of collaboration between the School Sisters of Notre Dame and Irondequoit’s Bishop Kearney High School...

    <p>Nazir White works on math with tutor Cathy Appelby at the Notre Dame Learning Center in Rochester Oct. 10. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Nazir White works on math with tutor Cathy Appelby at the Notre Dame Learning Center in Rochester Oct. 10. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)