March for Life 2019 DOR to DC
Buses are leaving from around the Diocese to the March for Life in DC. Join many 1000’s marching because every human life is unique from day one, with inherent value. Buses leave Thursday night, January 17 and return Friday night, January 18. 10:00 AM Mass with Bishop Matano as principal celebrant, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at CUA! March with Bishop Matano and others from the DOR. Buses are filling up! Make your reserva-tions today. Contact(s) for buses leaving from Greece (Mother of Sorrows); 585-317-8686 Webster/Penfield (Holy Spirit); 585-503-3256; Horseheads (Mary our Mother), Elmira (Notre Dame HS), Painted Post; 607-739-9282

A Day to Call Your Own
Mercy Spiriitaualty Center (a place for Life Enrichment)
*Thursdays; January 17, February 21, March 21, April 25 and May 16
9:00 AM ’til 4:00 PM
Optional morning prayer at 9:30 AM
65 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY
Come be refreshed! Spend a day tending to your spirit in this place of peace and quiet. Mercy Spirituality Center provides a private room, a simple lunch, and our beautiful house and grounds for you to explore as you wish. Read, meditate, walk, pray, nap—this day is for you. But register early--there are a limited number of spaces available.

Fee: $25 per session, lunch included
Visit or call 585-473-6893.
Gift Certificates Available
*We arrange alternate days for individuals or groups of up to 10 (normally between Monday and Friday) based on availability. Call to inquire

The Rochester Catholic Women's Conference
Save the Date!

March 9, 2019
Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY
This year’s theme is “Full of Grace”. Our speakers are Karlo Broussard, Sr. Anne Catherine, OP, and The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester. Registration is now open.
Please visit the website at for conference details.

A Movement to Nourish Body, Mind and Soul
Class held every Saturday at 8:00 AM St Leo the Great Church, 167 Lake Ave., Hilton, NY 14468 SoulCore is an invitation to integrate body and soul in prayer, fully orienting the heart and mind toward Christ, while discovering the beauty of the rosary; A gentle, healing path to grow in virtue, interior peace and strength.
  Any fitness/spiritual level welcome Wear comfortable clothes Bring an exercise mat Suggested donation: $10/class  (portion goes to St Leo’s) Questions? Contact Kristen Muir at 709-1836 or Visit for more information.

Trip of A Lifetime
Join experienced Tour Hosts Deacon Dick and Rose Marie Lombard for the trip of a lifetime, an eight-day
pilgrimage beginning January 29, 2019 to Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem and more. Experience firsthand the places where Jesus was born, taught and carried his cross. Sail across the Sea of Galilee, walk the Way of the Cross in old Jerusalem and pray at the Garden of Gethsemane. Safe, first class accommodations, daily Mass; an experience you will never forget. Contact Deacon Dick at 259-3846 or

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf

The Food Shelf will provide client choice at our facility at 500 Maiden Lane -- learn what that means and how that will provide better service to our neighbors in need. If you’d like a tour, please drop by beginning Monday, July 9. 

Mondays, 9:00—11:00 AM
Tuesdays 10:00 AM—Noon
Wednesdays, 4:00—6:00 PM
Saturdays, 9:00—11:00 AM

Thank you for your interest in helping our neighbors in need!
Mass Times for Travel
They provide worship times, church locations, contact information, website links and maps. There are 117,000 churches in 201 countries/territories.

An Invitation to “Share Our Blessings”!
It’s the season of giving thanks. One of the gifts for which we are grateful is our freedom in so many areas.  Those of us who drive have the freedom to go where we need to go, when we need to go there. Freedom to do the simple, but necessary things in our everyday lives.

Some of our elderly neighbors no longer drive and may need a ride to do these simple, but necessary things…like a stop at the pharmacy…a visit to the doctor…a trip to the grocery store. Can you help?

If you have a couple of hours a week, or even a couple of hours a month, consider being a volunteer driver. You can select your geographic area and the times you wish to drive. You will be provided with training and supplemental liability insurance, as well as the satisfaction of sharing your blessings. As you drive through life, take someone with you!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer driver, call Sr. Anne Guerin at 244-8400, ext. 142, or email,

Hospice Volunteers Sought
Journey Home is a not-for-profit, charitable, ecumenical volunteer organization, whose mission is to guide and support individuals and their families as they journey through the dying process. We simply offer a home setting with trained volunteers to meet a person’s basic needs at the end of life.

Journey Home needs to rebuild their volunteer base for the first time in 16 years. Medical experience is not necessary. The only requirement is a desire to care with a loving heart and warm hands. Training/orientation is offered to help facilitate this care.
For information and/or to volunteer, please contact Tracey Jagla, RN, BSN via e-mail at or call at 225-1240. Journey Home is located at 994 Long Pond Rd. Visit

Providing Warmth for the Homeless
Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless
We are a group of concerned citizens united in our efforts to provide emergency shelter for the homeless. To connect with REACH - Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless, sign up for Facebook today. There are many needs and many opportunities to share your time, talent, and treasure.

Are you looking for a life-giving volunteer experience?
Do you enjoy volunteering in schools? At drop in centers? With the elderly? At soup kitchens? At daycare centers?

The Sisters of St. Joseph have a broad range of volunteer opportunities both at our Motherhouse and at our ministries throughout Rochester. Visit our website for a complete list:
Contact for more details:
Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW
Residential Enrichment Facilitator, (585) 641-8415

Cannonball Cafe
Open 7 Days a Week
4437 Lake Ave at corner of Lake Ave and Latta Rd
Also Available: Great Desserts, Healthy Meals, Crafts
Global Mission: Fair Trade, Organically Grown, Sustainably Farmed Coffee—Enables farmers around the world to grow coffee instead of drug crops! Fair prices ensure education and health care for coffee farmers’  children and protect the environment as well!
Local Mission: Empowering women in recovery from drug addiction, trauma, and homelessness; Providing important skills for employment and education while supporting long-term sustainable recovery; Job creation-benefits both our women and the local economy.
FREE 1lb bag of fresh coffee when you sign up for the newsletter at
*sponsored by Coffee Connection, Project Empower

Hope After Abortion
There is no spiritual pain that God's love cannot heal.
If you or someone you know has had an abortion, or in some way been affected by an abortion, please let them know that help is available to them. It is free, confidential, and loving. Pleases contact: Project Rachel at 1-888-972-2435. God's gift of peace is waiting for you.

Attention, Single Catholic Men 18-30
The nights of the Holy Eucharist, a community of consecrated brothers dedicated to foster in reverent devotion to Our Eucharistic Lord, invite you to discern your vocation at their House of Formation, located at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Learn more: Also, the Knights (who have members from around the country) offer hospitality to priests. Any priest who would like to make a no-charge private retreat at the Shrine can visit for more information or to make reservations.  

Greece Lions Club Collecting Wheelchairs
For Eldersource Medical Equipment Loan Source
They are accepting manual wheelchairs, commodes, walkers. Please call (585) 340-7105 if you have a donation.

Legion of Mary
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
St Thomas Apostle Parish Center, 4536 St Paul Blvd
You are invited to join a group of people who are devoted to the Blessed Mother. Our St Kateri group meets weekly to pray and perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy. The rewards are great and you are guaranteed all the graces of God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please contact us and see what a difference this devotion to Mary can make in your life. Questions? Contact Janie Caretta, 266-0672.

Eucharistic Adoration followed by Compline
3rd Sunday of each month from 7 to 8 PM
St. Boniface Convent, 314 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620
Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was  suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, “Could you not spend one hour with Me?” Jesus’ lamentation touches our hearts, and we respond, “We can.”

Tutoring Kids with Cancer
1-2 Hours per Week
Attention Retired Teachers (and others) who would be interested in volunteering to tutor children (ages preschool through high school) with cancer or other chronic diseases for free at your convenience; please call Linda at 317-7269 or 315-462-9072.

Catholic TV Network
The CatholicTV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Please help provide this upbeat, youthful, and exciting Catholic network and powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation.

To help, simply visit as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. If you are unable to access the internet, please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.

Remember the address:

Prayer for Our Times...
Uniting Neighbor with Neighbor
and Neighbor with God

First Tuesday of every Month, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sisters of St Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Rd, Rochester NY
The Sisters of St Joseph invite you to share in a monthly evening of Prayer and Peace.
There is so much violence in our world. As people of faith we are called to be peacemakers and put an end to violence. Let us together pray for God’s grace and guidance for ourselves and for all who make policies and decisions that affect our neighborhoods, our nation and our world. Please join us in prayer, wherever you may be. Everyone is Welcome!
Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace….