The Church provides a means for mourning and support through the Liturgy of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Parents and siblings, grandparents, family members and friends are all welcome to attend this Mass in remembrance of their child(ren). Invitation flyer.
Since 1973, the Catholic Church in the United States has observed October as “Respect Life Month.” This year, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities invites Catholics to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Respect Life Month by embracing “radical solidarity” with women facing difficult or challenging pregnancies.
Read Bishop Burbidge’s full statement, “Living Radical Solidarity” here.
Please join Bishop Salvatore Matano and the Diocesan family to celebrate the beginning of the Respect Life Month in October in a Mass on Sunday, October 1 @ 11:15am at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Invite others to join us in prayer as we pray that all, in God’s love and compassionate love, choose life. View the invitation flyer for more details.
On October 17 @ St. Mark’s Church you are invited to please join the parish community of St. Mark’s Church for a presentation by Fr. Jim Hewes, recognized and respected advocate for the Gospel of Life in the Diocese of Rochester. For more information please view the flyer invitation.