• Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Aug. 7...

    <p>Banners of diocesan schools are displayed during the Catholic Schools Week Mass Jan. 29.

    Banners of diocesan schools are displayed during the Catholic Schools Week Mass Jan. 29. (Courier file photo)

  • With an eye toward returning to classrooms full time — yet prepared to fall back to online learning if COVID-19 transmission rates rise significantly — officials of the Diocese of...

    Second-grader Emily Layton wears a mask while playing in a classroom during the All Saint's Academy summer program in Corning July 15.

    Second-grader Emily Layton wears a mask while playing in a classroom during the All Saint's Academy summer program in Corning July 15. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • A return to in-classroom education this fall was the preference of a majority of Catholic-school families and faculty in the Diocese of Rochester, as indicated by responses received from...

    <p>Steve Oberst, retired principal of St. Pius Tenth School in Chili, oversaw task forces at diocesan schools that were in charge of developing school reopening plans. (File photo)  </p>

    Steve Oberst, retired principal of St. Pius Tenth School in Chili, oversaw task forces at diocesan schools that were in charge of developing school reopening plans. (File photo)

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