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.
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.
June 24, 2023, marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v.
Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and we have much to celebrate! Read the statement here.
Click here to read the Memorandum of Opposition, and call your representative!
On January 19, 2023, in solidarity with bishops around the country, Bishop Matano will preside at a Holy Hour for Life at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615, as a part of the nationwide observance of the Vigil for Life during January 19 – 20. Please join us at 7 pm!
$45 per person – Cost Includes:
– Bus transportation from Holy Spirit Church in Penfield, NY, to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, DC
– Bus transportation from the Basilica to the “Speaker’s Platform” on the National Mall and return transportation to Holy Spirit Church
– Two comfortable coach buses with restrooms and WiFi
– Entertainment and spiritual reflection during bus trip
Click here for more information and to read the flyer!
This year Bishop Matano will celebrate the Respect Life Sunday and White Mass together on October 1, 2022 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at the 4 p.m. Vigil Mass. Please join us as we honor life, all those who have worked so hard in support of life this year, and especially those who are in healthcare. The experience of the pandemic continues to impact our diocese, and we would love to honor those who have dedicated their lives to serving those in need through this trying time.
Join the St. Bernard’s community, either in-person or virtually, on August 30, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., as we celebrate the launch of the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Bioethics! We are thrilled to feature three renowned speakers reflecting upon different dimensions of Catholic Bioethics:
Key Note Speaker: Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Education Director at The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Jean Baric-Parker, D. Be., Program Director of St. Bernard’s Graduate Certificate in Catholic Bioethics
Peter J. Colosi, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, Salve Regina University; Adjunct Faculty, St. Bernard’s
All three speakers have played an essential role in the development of St. Bernard’s new Graduate Certificate; the evening will also feature more information about this initiative! Fr. Tad will be giving the evening’s keynote talk on, “Catholic Bioethics, Common Sense, and Emotional Pregnancy Cases in a Post-Roe World.”
Click here to view the flyer, Visit St. Bernard’s website for more information and the register https://www.stbernards.edu/events/catholic-bioethics-event
The Consistent Ethic of Life after Dobbs
Directions and Challenges
Free and Online
Thursday, July 14, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
For more information and to register, go to: https://catholicsocialthought.georgetown.edu/events/the-consistent-ethic-of-life-after-dobbs