• Catholic chaplains strive to assist people incarcerated at a drug-treatment facility in the Finger Lakes region of the Diocese of Rochester.

    An inmate at Willard Drug Treatment Center attends a June 22 Communion service led by Deacon Thomas Ruda.

    An inmate at Willard Drug Treatment Center attends a June 22 Communion service led by Deacon Thomas Ruda. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • A leper. A man born blind. A crippled woman. A paralyzed man.

    <p>Cancer patients, cancer survivors and caregivers gather monthly at the shrine to St. Peregrine at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Auburn. St. Peregrine is the patron of those afflicted with cancer, leg ailments or other life-threatening illnesses. (File photo)  </p>

    Cancer patients, cancer survivors and caregivers gather monthly at the shrine to St. Peregrine at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Auburn. St. Peregrine is the patron of those afflicted with cancer, leg ailments or other life-threatening illnesses. (File photo)

  • FAIRPORT — Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association.

    <p>Madeline Colombo listens to Chief Brian Wiedman of Perinton Ambulance talk about strokes during a June 27 workshop at Church of the Assumption in Fairport.

    Madeline Colombo listens to Chief Brian Wiedman of Perinton Ambulance talk about strokes during a June 27 workshop at Church of the Assumption in Fairport. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

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