Rochester’s Bishop Matano reflects on the upcoming ordination of 3 permanent and 2 transitional deacons, following the ordination of Fr. Joseph Martuscello.

After two months of attending Spanish-language Masses online, Hispanic parishioners in the Diocese of Rochester can once again attend liturgies in person.

Many parishes in the Diocese of Rochester have begun or are planning to begin celebrating Masses at up to 25-percent of church occupancy. Houses of worship were permitted to return to public liturgies at this level — while adhering to social-distancing and sanitizing requirements — as of June 7 under Phase 2 of the New York Forward plan.

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