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“Our community doesn’t have access to a lot of information … El Mensajero covers everything in our community.”

— Hilda Rosario Escher, Ibero-American Action League (2018)


Established in late 2005, El Mensajero Católico is the only long-established, locally based publication providing consistent local-news and feature reporting on the area’s growing Hispanic community in both English and Spanish in the greater Rochester area. A non-profit enterprise, it is deeply committed to serving area Latinos’ information needs both today and for many years to come.

El Mensajero is a digital news platform, including this free-to-all website. Our e-newsletter is sent to email inboxes once a month — sign up to receive the emails! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

El Mensajero is published by the Rochester Catholic Press Association, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. RCPA also publishes the Catholic Courier, the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Rochester. El Mensajero is a member publication of the New York Press Association and the Catholic Media Association.

While the RCPA does accept limited paid advertising in its publications and facilitate sales of a few resources about the Diocese of Rochester, the vast majority of the 501(c) (3) non-profit’s funding comes from support from parishes of the Diocese of Rochester. As costs rise for postage, health insurance and more — vastly outpacing growth in advertising revenue and severely testing the limits of parish support — we ask you to consider making an individual donation to help us keep bringing you the local news you rely on.

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You can make a one-time or recurring donation to help support the RCPA’s mission of creating content that informs and inspires readers. Donations will help fund operating costs that exceed what parish-paid subscriptions and advertising sales can cover. Click the yellow “donate” button to be taken to our secure online payment gateway.


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