The City of Rochester presented a kickoff event for Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 16 at La Marketa at the International Plaza. The Mambo Kings performed live music as members of Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester danced in traditional Latin American attire. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

The second day of the Rochester Puerto Rican Festival took place at Parcel 5 Aug. 21. The festival, which featured live music, Hispanic foot and vendors, was conducted on two consecutive Saturdays, with the first day of the event taking place at the International Plaza in Rochester Aug. 14.

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano celebrated a bilingual confirmation for children from Marion’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission June 26 at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Ontario, Wayne County.

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