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January 17, 2018
Our Lady of Guadalupe honored with novena
Our Lady of Guadalupe honored with novena

EMC photo by John Haeger

 Rosa Faulkner said she gained greater insight about the rosary during a December novena leading up to the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
December 12, 2017
U.S.-Mexico border trip eye-opening for Mercy associate
U.S.-Mexico border trip eye-opening for Mercy associate

A trip to the U.S.-Mexico border this fall opened the eyes of Mercy Associate Barbara Quinlan Giehl to the reality of immigration issues she had previously only read about.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
January 17, 2018
Mary as companion on the journey
Mary as companion on the journey

In January 2019, thousands of teens and young adults will be heading to Panama for World Youth Day. As young people begin preparing for this international celebration of faith, the Virgin Mary can be a companion in this journey.

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By Maria-Pia Negro Chin
January 16, 2018
Sunday Readings from Jan. 21 - Feb. 11
December 12, 2017
Masses honor Puerto Rico’s patroness
Masses honor Puerto Rico’s patroness

Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva was one of several parishes that celebrated a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Providencia, the patroness of Puerto Rico.

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December 12, 2017
Cursillo Movement marks 50 years in the Diocese of Rochester
Cursillo Movement marks 50 years in the Diocese of Rochester

When Mary Liz Bartell’s parents, Mary Ann and Charles Flansburg, invited her to try Cursillo — in which they have long been involved — she agreed to make a Cursillo weekend in 1999, thinking she might deepen her faith a bit.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
November 14, 2017
Encuentro process is meant to make the church stronger
Encuentro process is meant to make the church stronger
Ana Carolina Torres became emotional during a Oct. 21 diocesan encuentro on Hispanic ministry, as she spoke of her family’s faith journey in the United States.
 
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October 18, 2017
Annunciation in Rochester celebrates 100 years
Annunciation in Rochester celebrates 100 years

At the turn of the 20th century, Annunciation Church, now a worship site of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, was a mission church for Rochester’s burgeoning Italian-American community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
October 17, 2017
Sunday Readings from Oct. 22 - Nov. 12
September 13, 2017
Talking to kids about race is challenging for Hispanic parents
Talking to kids about race is challenging for Hispanic parents

My 6-year-old son came home after school and unexpectedly asked my wife and me: “What am I?” The question caught us off guard. “What do you mean,” we replied. He said, “Am I Mexican? Are people who speak Spanish Mexican?”

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