• At the turn of the 20th century, Annunciation Church, now a worship site of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, was a mission church for Rochester’s burgeoning Italian-American community...

    <p>Prior to the start of Mass Sept. 23, Rose Giovine, a lifelong parishioner of Rochester&rsquo;s Annunciation Church, holds a book from the church&rsquo;s golden anniversary.  </p>

    Prior to the start of Mass Sept. 23, Rose Giovine, a lifelong parishioner of Rochester’s Annunciation Church, holds a book from the church’s golden anniversary.

  • PENFIELD — When Benedictine Father Damian Milliken arrived in Tanzania in 1960, charged with the task of building a school, he was astounded by the scope of the poverty he witnessed and...

    <p>As Jennifer Darlak looks on July 13, Jack Skvorak, a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Penfield, talks about the parish&rsquo;s efforts to fund schools in Tanzania.  </p>

    As Jennifer Darlak looks on July 13, Jack Skvorak, a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Penfield, talks about the parish’s efforts to fund schools in Tanzania.

  • PIFFARD — Save for some chirping birds, a crowing rooster and an occasional car passing by on River Road, the grounds of Bethlehem House were surrounded by total silence on a sunny, late...

    <p>Doug Engelhart of Hiram, Ohio, reads next to the pond near Bethlehem Retreat House at the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard Aug. 4.  Courier photos by Jeff Witherow </p>

    Doug Engelhart of Hiram, Ohio, reads next to the pond near Bethlehem Retreat House at the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard Aug. 4. Courier photos by Jeff Witherow

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