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Consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.

Diocese of Rochester Permanent Diaconate

The deacon is a man of faith, who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service. He makes a lifetime commitment to serving the People of God by proclaiming the Word, assisting and presiding at liturgies, and ministering in the areas of charity and social justice. A deacon gives witness to his availability to the community by addressing present and emerging needs of the Church.

The Diocese is inviting interested men of strong and active faith, who can demonstrate a record of service in the communities in which they live, work and worship, who may wish to explore a possible call to ordained ministry as a permanent deacon, to first speak with their pastor for an initial conversation. They may also contact Deacon Edward Giblin, Director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, at, for additional information.

A potential candidate must be at least 35 years of age and no older than 62 years of age at the time of ordination after a five (5) year period of formation. He must be in good health, emotionally mature, have stable relationships and must have the wholehearted support of his wife (if married) and family to enter the phase of inquiry.

Because the parish is the primary experience of Church for most inquirers, the parish community is asked as well to invite from among its members, men who exhibit strong faith and a spirit of service and encourage them to consider a possible vocation to the permanent diaconate.



The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

Prayer for The Eucharistic Revival 

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, nor adore, nor hope, nor love You.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended.  And, through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of   Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of sinners.             

Our Lady of Fatima

“My flesh for the life of the world”

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Holiday Tree Lighting

THIS Friday December 2, 2022, 6:30 PM

RFD Engine 19 Firehouse, 4090 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY

All are Welcomed!

Celebrate the season of love and peace with your neighbors. Music and Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by The Charlotte Community Association, Inc.


“To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan” Carlo Acutis (5/3/91-10/12/06)

The Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 18

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

3747 Brick Schoolhouse Road .  Hamlin, New York

We invite you to come experience this exhibit and learn more about your faith, the power of the Holy Eucharist and the incredible life of Carlo Acutis. More details next week.


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