NY Cardinal Dolan leads opening Mass for sesquicentennial of Diocese of Rochester

A joyful atmosphere permeated Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral Sept. 22, as the Diocese of Rochester kicked off its sesquicentennial observance with a Mass celebrated by New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

The jubilee liturgy was attended by clergy and lay representatives from all parts of the diocese who filled the cathedral to capacity on a warm, sunny Friday afternoon.

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(EMC photos by Jeff Witherow)

Cardinal Dolan gives a blessing during the recessional of the Sept. 22 Mass celebrating the Diocese of Rochester's sesquicentennial.
Cardinal Dolan stands during a hymn.
The bishops stand during the reading of the Universal Prayer.
Andrea Parshall prays during the liturgy.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan celebrates the Eucharist in Sacred Heart Cathedral, which was packed with representatives from diocesan parishes, religious communities and organizations.
Cardinal Dolan incenses the altar during a Sept. 22 Mass at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral that began celebrations of the Diocese of Rochester's 150th anniversary.
Bishop Matano prays before receiving the Body of Christ.
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