Despite recent media reports to the contrary, Rochester’s St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish is still determining how to exercise its ministry in the community amid financial difficulties and declining attendance.

The “gravity” of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and “the lack of availability of alternative vaccines,” are “sufficiently serious” reasons to accept the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ doctrine and pro-life committees said Dec. 14.

Throughout December, the City of Rochester is providing free shuttle service to the multiple COVID-19 asymptomatic testing sites located throughout the area.

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