• 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)

  • Over the past decade, Deacon David LaFortune has put his ministerial and managerial backgrounds to good use while serving Catholics in Bath and Hammondsport.

    Deacon David LaFortune kneels during the Chrism Mass at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral April 16. Deacon LaFortune is concluding his service as pastoral administrator of St. John Vianney Parish in Bath and Hammondsport at the end of June. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

    Deacon David LaFortune kneels during the Chrism Mass at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral April 16. Deacon LaFortune is concluding his service as pastoral administrator of St. John Vianney Parish in Bath and Hammondsport at the end of June. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)