• The annual Catholic Courier/Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal was established in the late 1960s, around the time then-Bishop Joseph L. Hogan began assigning priests to respond...

    <p>Mark Messmer loads a Christmas basket with supplies for a needy family at Rochester&rsquo;s Peace of Christ Parish Dec. 12, 2015.  </p>

    Mark Messmer loads a Christmas basket with supplies for a needy family at Rochester’s Peace of Christ Parish Dec. 12, 2015.