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Year of St. Joseph
Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. Below are links to various websites with articles and information on St. Joseph, and the Year to honor him.
These links are to Pro-Life sites to help you get informed...
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A Video Message from Bishop Matano regarding the Reorganization.
As part of the Diocese of Rochester’s ongoing Creating a Safe Environment efforts and at the direction of Bishop Matano we are installing this link on our homepage. The link, below, is to the many resources in the Protecting Our Children portion of the diocesan website. https://www.dor.org/safe/
Three ways of Praying for others who need our help.
Below are links to different organizations that will inform and encourage you in praying for others who need our help.
The groups include:
1. Persecution of Christians: Around the world, Christians are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. November is the month when Christians are asked to educate themselves and pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution. Please make a commitment to learn more about Christian persecution and to pray for those in need. There is a table in the Chapel link with reading materials in the Columbia magazine of the Knights of Columbus and in the magazine The Voice of the Martyrs which share stories about current Christian persecution. Due to the serious nature of this information, reading materials should be viewed only by adults, but parents of teenagers may wish to share and discuss this information together. Please also go to one of these links to learn more about Christian persecution today.
2. Prayers for those in Purgatory. This one has a gift back for you. Pope Francis has extended a plenary indulgence to include all of November. Read about it at the the link below.
3. Spiritually adopting an unborn baby and praying for the child to have life!
There are other ways to get involved, starting with prayer is a powerful gift.