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Please call Governor Hochul at 518-474-8390 and keep speaking out for God’s creation.

Protecting the Earth, Our Common Home: Please Call the Governor

We did it! The environmental protection bill which our Diocesan Public Policy Committee endorsed this year passed both houses of the New York State legislature! This legislation would put a moratorium on new permits for an industry called proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining. This process uses enormous amounts of electricity generated by burning fossil fuels and also discharges heated water into streams. It is contributing to climate change and environmental destruction. Thanks to everyone who called legislators to ask for support.

Now there’s one more call to make, to Governor Hochul, to ask her to sign the bill, which is Assembly bill 7389C/Senate bill 6486D. Please call her at 518-474-8390 and keep speaking out for God’s creation.




The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

The Eucharistic Revival across the United States of America, begins THIS Weekend Corpus Christi Sunday!

The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year movement to “renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.”


  • Foster encounters with Jesus through kerygmatic proclamation (the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ) and experiences of Eucharistic devotion.
  • Contemplate and proclaim the doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist through the truth of our teaching, beauty of our worship, and the goodness of our accompaniment of vulnerable persons and those living in poverty.
  • Empower grassroots creativity by parishes, apostolates, educational institutions, and movements.
  • Provide opportunities for all ages and groups
  • Embrace and learn about the various intercultural Eucharistic traditions that make our Catholic faith rich.

“My flesh for the life of the world”

Learn more at


Eucharistic Miracles of the World International Exhibition

Designed & Created by Blessed Carlo Acutis

June 20-July 9, 2022

Church of the Assumption
Great Hall/Gym
20 East Ave. Fairport, NY

Viewing After Daily & Weekend Masses






O Loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, be their comfort, be their joy...

Bishop Matano to Ordain Southern Tier Native to Priesthood this Saturday, July 2

10 AM Ordination Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral

Deacon Aaron Kelly clearly recalls expressing, as a second-grader, a desire to become a father.

“Like me?” his dad asked.

“No, a father at church,” young Aaron replied.

Deacon Kelly expressed gratitude for the many parishioners, clergy, family and friends in this diocese who have supported him in answering his vocational call ever since that spiritual voice surfaced many years ago.

“I can look back and see the thread, just God’s nudging, pulling and bringing me to where I am today,” Deacon Kelly said, noting that he responded to the call by “continually taking it seriously and not really pushing it aside.”

O Loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son, Deacon Aaron Kelly, soon to be ordained, and all priests who are close to you because of their priestly ordination and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much. Be their comfort, be their joy, be their strength, and especially help them to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.  Amen.





Ensure that the Church’s mission of Word, Worship, Community, and Service continues.

Seven Parishes begin Pastoral Planning Effort

A Charlotte/Greece/Hilton Pastoral Planning Task Force has been created and has held its first meeting. The goal of this planning effort is to ensure that the Church’s mission of Word, Worship, Community, and Service continues in a vibrant way in our area under the constraints of demographics, financial resources, and priest availability.

Our Pastoral Leaders, not the Diocese, have initiated this work. Members of the Task Force are the following:

  • Holy Cross/Our Mother of Sorrows: Fr. William Coffas,       Fr. Joseph Martuscello
  • Holy Cross: Joseph DiVincenzo, Ryan Snyder
  • Our Mother of Sorrows: Marc Boeh, David Witkoski
  • St. Charles Borromeo: Fr. John Firpo, Gina Reeder, David Steklenski
  • St. John the Evangelist: Fr. Peter Enyan-Boadu, Paul Parkman, Nick Verdino
  • St. Lawrence: Fr. Lee Chase, Steve Amico, Jeri Rombaut
  • St. Leo the Great: Fr. Joseph Catanise, David Jones, Barbara Surash
  • St. Mark: Deacon Frank Pettrone, Peter Blind, Kimm Wesley

Presently the Task Force is gathering information which will be discussed at future meetings and shared with parishioners. We will keep you informed as this work proceeds.




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