Catholic Courier

Milestones & Vocations 2011

May 2, 2011
Men discern vocations at Becket Hall
Men discern vocations at Becket Hall

Courier photo by Mike Crupi

BRIGHTON -- Just over a year ago, Frank Vivacqua II realized something was missing from his life.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2011
Fr. Brickler ends 28-year pastorate
Fr. Brickler ends 28-year pastorate

The seemingly constant smile of Father R. Richard Brickler has been greatly welcomed by those in need -- folks in ill health; the poor who have knocked on the door of his city parish; people struggling with troubled marriages.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2011
Priest turns to new ministry
Priest turns to new ministry

Father William Donnelly plans to take a new direction in his ministry when he officially retires at the end of next month.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2011
Priest set to retire from Webster parish
Priest set to retire from Webster parish

Father William Michatek was a newly ordained priest when he arrived at St. Lawrence Parish in 1966. He was eager to take on his first assignment as assistant priest at the Greece parish, but his enthusiasm waned a bit when he learned his predecessor had been chaplain of the North Greece Fire District, which expected him to become its chaplain as well.

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2011
Father Murphy grateful for 43-year priestly journey
Father Murphy grateful for 43-year priestly journey

Father Kevin Murphy said being a priest of the Diocese of Rochester has allowed him to be present in people’s lives at pivotal moments, including during first Communions, baptisms and illnesses.

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By Amy Kotlarz/Catholic Courier
May 4, 2011
Decades of priestly ministry honored
May 4, 2011
Deacons celebrate ordination anniversaries

Five permanent deacons in the Diocese of Rochester are celebrating their 25th anniversaries of ordination. They were ordained in June 1986 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester by Bishop Matthew H. Clark.

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May 4, 2011
Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

The Sisters of Mercy marking jubilees this year are celebrating a total of 710 years of service. Many of them have taught in elementary and high schools in the Diocese of Rochester. Others have ministered in health care and in pastoral and social-service ministries in the Rochester area and beyond.

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May 4, 2011
30 Sisters of St. Joseph mark jubilees

The following Sisters of St. Joseph are celebrating 75-, 70-, 60-, 50- and 25-year anniversaries in 2011.

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May 4, 2011
Sister Blanche Leising, SSND, marks 60th jubilee

School Sister of Notre Dame Blanche Leising is marking her 60th jubilee. A native of East Amherst, N.Y., she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a master’s in elementary education from The Catholic University of America.

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