• Reflect and return to prayer, confession and almsgiving to deepen relationships with the Lord.

    Carol Cuomo receives ash from Father Robert Kennedy at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral.

    Carol Cuomo receives ash from Father Robert Kennedy at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • Ash Wednesday is not until tomorrow, but I’ve already been thinking about this day for a few weeks.

    A young woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass at Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, Md., March 6, 2019.

    A young woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass at Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, Md., March 6, 2019. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

  • Leonor: As we planned our wedding, we wanted a Spanish and English bilingual ceremony. We asked Father Larry Tracy. He baptized Ed, and while growing up, Ed often found him talking with...

    <p>Leonor and Ed Rivera (center) with Father John Murray (left), godparents Joe and Crimilda Rosario and Ismael and Maritza Campos, and Father Laurence Tracy at the baptism of their first son, Jordan. (Photo by Edwin S. Rivera)  </p>

    Leonor and Ed Rivera (center) with Father John Murray (left), godparents Joe and Crimilda Rosario and Ismael and Maritza Campos, and Father Laurence Tracy at the baptism of their first son, Jordan. (Photo by Edwin S. Rivera)