• As a new diocesan year began July 1, several transitions have taken place involving key parish, school and Catholic Charities positions across the Southern Tier.

    <p>On May 31, Elmira Notre Dame High School named its library in honor of Sister of Mercy Mary Walter Hickey, who has served the school for 47 years. (Photo courtesy of Elmira Notre Dame High School)  </p>

    On May 31, Elmira Notre Dame High School named its library in honor of Sister of Mercy Mary Walter Hickey, who has served the school for 47 years. (Photo courtesy of Elmira Notre Dame High School)

  • ELMIRA — It was the mid-1970s, and Tony Barbaro was fresh out of college, making good money in the accounting/finance field while living in Virginia. Life was unfolding pretty much as he...

    Tony Barbaro is retiring as the associate diocesan director of Catholic Charities. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

    Tony Barbaro is retiring as the associate diocesan director of Catholic Charities. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • Thanks to an enduring and popular tradition in the Diocese of Rochester, high-school seniors haven’t had to wait until their June graduations to occupy the spotlight.

    Katharina Nieves gave the witness address at the Hands of Christ ceremony at St. Pius Tenth Church in Chili Feb. 13. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

    Katharina Nieves gave the witness address at the Hands of Christ ceremony at St. Pius Tenth Church in Chili Feb. 13. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

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