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Annual Diocesan Evangelization and Stewardship Day

By Fr. Jeff | 04/28/2012

For several years the Diocese of Rochester has held an annual Stewardship day with a featured speaker.  This year it was a combined theme of Evangelization and Stewardship with a guest speaker.  The New Evangelization calls us to learn more…

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A Day in Two Places

By Fr. Jeff | 04/24/2012

Yesterday I spent time both at Immaculate Conception Church and Our Lady of the Lakes at St. Januarius’ Church. I went to Immaculate Conception where I will become the pastor on June 26th to met with the current pastor and…

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Between the Old and the New

By Fr. Jeff | 04/21/2012

Well, it has been almost a month now since I received the phone call from Bishop Clark appointing me as the pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca on June 26th.  The response expressed from my current assignment at Our…

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More on Religious Liberty

By Fr. Jeff | 04/13/2012

The news has been covering the continuing controversy over the issue of religious liberty as it pertains to the new rules issued by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services requiring insurance to cover contraceptives.  Our bishops have been…

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Now What?

By Fr. Jeff | 04/11/2012

Easter Sunday was four days ago.  For many, life has already gone back to exactly whatever it was before.  Life goes on without change. First, let me say that Easter is not over.  For Catholics, Easter is not a single…

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Jesus Christ is Risen Today

By Fr. Jeff | 04/08/2012

It is mid-afternoon on Easter Sunday.  Over the last three days, we have celebrated Holy Thursday where Jesus celebrated the First Eucharist and calls us to do the same.  On Good Friday, we celebrated the Crucifixion but we can only…

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Chrism Mass

By Fr. Jeff | 04/04/2012

I attended our Chrism Mass last night at the Cathedral.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with the Chrism Mass, it is a diocesan celebration that always occurs during Holy Week.  It is a Mass so there is the celebration of…

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More Change

By Fr. Jeff | 04/01/2012

Well, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that I was ordained a priest in June 2007.  My first assignment was St. Mary’s on the south side of Elmira.  I served there for three…

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