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Catholic Courier Diocese of Rochester, NY June 2017




Table of contents

Climate decision decried

Catholics pan Paris pact pullout - 3

Diocese has 3 new priests

Ordination was June 3 at cathedral - 4

Seven ordained deacons

All look forward to new ministries - 5

Ithaca school to close

Low enrollment, finances cited - 7

Young people queried

Diocese seeks feedback for synod - 8

Couples urged to give

Selflessness, love vital in marriages - 12

Anniversaries celebrated

Listing notes 2017 milestones - 13-15

Evangelization potential

Author sees Internet as a useful tool - 17

Good news for gamers

Nintendo fans get a new console - 18

Kids' Chronicle

Jesus preaches from a mountain - 19

On the cover: A couple holds hands during the diocesan Wedding Jubilee Mass. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

Bishop makes appointments

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has announced the following pastoral ap- pointments, which become effective June 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted: Father Anthony J. Amato to parochial vicar, Blessed Trinity/St. Pat- rick, Owego. Father Frederick K. Asuming to parochial ad- ministrator, St. Theodore, Gates. Father Juan G. Benitez to parochial vicar, St. Lou- is, Pittsford. Father Joseph R. Cat- anise continuing as pastor, St. Leo, Hilton. Father Michael J. Costik to parochial ad- ministrator, St. Benedict, Canandaigua. Father John A. DeSo- cio to senior-priest status. Father Clifford A. Dorkenoo to parochial vic- ar, St. Benedict, Canandai- gua. Father Richard T. Far- rell to parochial vicar, Blessed Sacrament, Christ the Redeemer and St. Mary, Elmira. Father Raymond H. Fleming to parochial ad- ministrator, Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget, Rochester, while continu- ing as pastor, St. Monica and Emmanuel Church of the Deaf, Rochester. Father John V. Forni continuing as parochial vicar, All Saints, Corning. Father Michael G. Fowler reappointed pa- rochial administrator, St. Agnes, Avon; St. Paul of the Cross, Honeoye Falls; and St. Rose, Lima. Father John F. Gagni- er to pastor, Holy Cross, Rochester. Father John G. Gath- enya reappointed pastor, Holy Family, Auburn. Father Paul Gitau re- appointed pastor, St. Paul, Webster. Father Timothy E. Horan reappointed pastor, Holy Trinity, Webster. Father Stanley G. Kacprzak to pastor, Our Lady of the Valley, Hornell. Father Robert J. Ken- nedy to senior-priest sta- tus effective Nov. 14, 2017. Father Stephen R. Kraus to senior-priest status. Father Scott M. Kubinski to pastor, Bless- ed Sacrament, Christ the Redeemer and St. Mary, Elmira. Deacon David L. La- Fortune reappointed pas- toral administrator, St. John Vianney, Bath. Father William B. Le- one reappointed pastor, St. Jerome, East Rochester. Father John F. Loncle to pastor, Blessed Sacra- ment, St. Boniface and St. Mary, Rochester, effective Nov. 14, 2017. Father Michael D. Merritt to parochial vicar, St. Francis & St. Clare, Wa- terloo. Father Peter B. Mot- tola to parochial adminis- trator, St. John the Evan- gelist, Spencerport, with continuing work at the diocesan Pastoral Center, effective Nov. 14, 2017. Father Anthony P. Mugavero concluding ser- vice as parochial adminis- trator, Immaculate Concep- tion/St. Bridget, Rochester; continuing as pastor, Holy Apostles, Rochester. Father Malachy Nwo- su to parochial vicar, St. Marianne Cope, Henrietta. Father Pius Pathmara- jah continuing as parochial vicar, St. Charles Borromeo,

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