• Each year on Ash Wednesday, thousands of Catholics throughout the Diocese of Rochester head to church to...

    <p>Bob Westfall kneels in prayer after receiving ashes during an Ash Wednesday liturgy at St. Agnes Church in Avon Feb. 26. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Bob Westfall kneels in prayer after receiving ashes during an Ash Wednesday liturgy at St. Agnes Church in Avon Feb. 26. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • Catholics throughout the Diocese of Rochester are encouraged to experience God’s love and mercy by taking advantage of a special opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation...

    <p>Catholics of the Diocese of Rochester are encouraged to receive the sacrament of reconciliation during the eighth-annual Day of Penance and Mercy April 1. (File photo)  </p>

    Catholics of the Diocese of Rochester are encouraged to receive the sacrament of reconciliation during the eighth-annual Day of Penance and Mercy April 1. (File photo)

  • Are you seeking a Lenten activity that blends the season’s three spiritual pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving?

    <p>CRS Rice Bowl boxes are ready to be picked up by parishioners of St. Agnes Church in Avon. Funds raised through the Lenten initiative are used to alleviate hunger locally and around the world. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    CRS Rice Bowl boxes are ready to be picked up by parishioners of St. Agnes Church in Avon. Funds raised through the Lenten initiative are used to alleviate hunger locally and around the world. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

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