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Catholic Courier Diocese of Rochester, NY January 2017



Mike Latona/ Catholic Courier Several opportunities are available to participate in the 2017 March for Life, both in Washington, D.C., and locally. The 44th-annual march is set to take place in Washing- ton on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. It will note the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States. Buses are scheduled to leave late Thursday night, Jan. 26, from various parts of the diocese and arrive back home the following night. Departure locations, along with reservation contact information, are as follows: Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler counties - saspaul@stny.rr.com or 607-739-9282 or 607-857-8479. Ithaca - ithacatodc@yahoo.com or 315-246-7479 or 607-351-6668. Webster/Penfield - committeeforlife@yahoo.com or 585-503-3256. Greece - ghubbel@frontiernet.net or 585-317-8686. In addition, Rochester's Holy Apostles Parish is ar- ranging a private bus for youths, and buses also are being chartered for students at McQuaid Jesuit and Our Lady of Mercy high schools. Pilgrims to the nation's capital will take part in such activities as attending Masses and a youth rally; meeting with local legislators; and visiting the Supreme Court on the morning of Jan. 27 as they demonstrate their support for human life in all forms - particularly the unborn - and legal protection for those lives. The March for Life rally will then take place at noon at the Washington Mon- ument, with the actual march beginning at 1 p.m. and proceeding up Constitution Avenue to the Capitol and Supreme Court. Among the participants in Washington will be Rochester Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, who will concel- ebrate a Mass with Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, celebrant, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Matano will later march with the Rochester-area pilgrims. Bishop Matano also is set to preside at a Mass for Life prior to the march. All are invited to attend the liturgy, which will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Apostles Church, corner of Lyell Avenue and Austin Street, Rochester.

Pro-life Mass, march slated

Table of Contents

Pontiff calls for peace

Urges disarmament, end to abuse - 3

Longtime priests die

Friends share fond memories - 4


Iconoclasm is a sin against faith - 6

Letters to the Editor

Local Catholics share their views - 7

Program meets needs

Serves as 'triage' for local agency - 8

Spreading holiday cheer

Gates parish aids 2 dozen families - 9

Epiphany Faith Alive!

Wise Men's journey recounted -10-12

Kids' Chronicle

The Magi journey to visit Jesus - 13

Legacy-planning seminars scheduled

The Diocese of Rochester is sponsoring three free and seminars on "Planning for Your Legacy." The seminars will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport, on Jan. 23; St. Frances De Sales Parish Center, 130 Exchange St., Geneva, on March 13; and St. Mary of the Lake Parish Center, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, on April 24. To request more information or to RSVP, e-mail stewardship@dor.org or call 585-328-3228, ext. 1298.

Cover photo by L'Osservatore Romano via CNS

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