Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes † St. Anne . . .
a Cluster of Communities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.
Here you can find information about parish life in each community, plus plans, activities and events we share in common.
Bishop Matano appointed Bishop of Diocese
Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano as the ninth Bishop of Rochester - his installation will be on January 3rd of 2014. Bishop Matano had been serving as Bishop of the Diocese of Burlington Vt. He was born in Providence RI in 1946; and attended St. Ann Elementary School and LaSalle Academy in Providence before enrolling in Our Lady of Providence Seminary College in Warwick, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy. For more please Click.
Catholic Ministries Appeal
Many parishioners have sent in their pledge to the Catholic Ministries Appeal. Thank you very much. If you have not yet sent in your pledge, please do so as soon as you can. The money raised in the CMA funds many ministries and services that are vital to the life of our cluster and our diocese. Of few on the many groups CMA helps to support are: Educating our children and teens in the Roman Catholic faith • Serving people in need through the agencies of Catholic Charities • Supporting Catholic Schools • Ministering to young Catholics on college campuses and connecting young adults to their faith.
Anointing of the Sick at Mass
Please plan now to come and be anointed and/or pray for those getting anointed - and invite anyone who may want to be anointed - on these weekends: Nov 16-17 at St. Anne Nov 23-24 at Lourdes. The sacrament is for anyone who is challenged with a physical, emotional, spiritual, mental situation that keeps them from fullness of life!
Table of Names & Photos of Loved Ones
November Table of Names and Photos of Loved ones who have gone to God! Each year, we have a table at each Worship site, asking people to bring photos of anyone who has died so we can remember them all during the month of November. Please consider bringing a photo of someone you want to remember. Put their name on the front so we know who it is & put your name on the back, so you can pick up the photo at the end of November. "We remember...We celebrate...we believe..."