• St. Francis and St. Clare Parish’s weekly free pancake breakfasts were born out of a desire to serve the local community, according to longtime parishioner Kathy Peters, who organized...

    Debbie Patsos cooks pancakes during a free pancake breakfast at Waterloo’s St. Francis and St. Clare Parish May 23. Courier photo by John Haeger

  • ROCHESTER — Pete Schaad stopped his car in front of Akilah Barksdale’s house on Conkey Avenue July 18, donned his wooden St. Vincent de Paul cross and said a prayer: “May we see Christ...

    Pete Schaad and Ed Hunt, volunteers for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish Conference, load donated furniture onto a truck in Pittsford July 17. Courier photo by John Haeger

  • Each Wednesday evening a handful of women from Catholic Community of the Blessed Trinity gather at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wolcott to discuss the book they’re currently reading....

    Jill Lee (center) brings up a point for discussion as Evelyn Nelson (left) and Pam AuClair look on during a May 21 book-group gathering at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wolcott. Courier photos by John Haeger

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