Lent is a time when Catholics traditionally slow down, make sacrifices and spend time in quiet reflection. By those standards, the past 12 months — in which the COVID-19 pandemic forced people ...
As the 2020 Lenten season began, 137 people in the Diocese of Rochester, having undergone several months of preparation, were eagerly awaiting reception into the Catholic Church during Easter Vigil Masses April 11.
As examples across the Diocese of Rochester illustrate, Divine Mercy devotion remains popular among Catholics some 90 years after a Polish nun’s apparition touched off this special form of prayer.
From donations of food and money to acts of kindness, parishes in the Diocese of Rochester are embracing the Lenten priority on almsgiving.