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December 12, 2017
Masses honor Puerto Rico’s patroness
Masses honor Puerto Rico’s patroness

EMC photos by John Haeger

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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September 13, 2017
Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start
Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start

Every new school year is a chance for a fresh start.

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By Maria-Pia Negro Chin
August 16, 2017
Summer with the family
Summer with the family

A family is like a tree: We, the branches, can all grow in different directions but our roots remain the same. Summertime becomes a chance to care for those roots by spending time with our loved ones.

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By Maria-Pia Negro Chin
August 16, 2017
Who is Jesus in your life?
Who is Jesus in your life?

The XX Sunday of ordinary time presents to us the great faith of a pagan woman, who shows her great trust, since Jesus is all for her. 

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By Jorge Salgado
August 16, 2017
Sunday Readings from Aug. 20 - Sept. 10
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