Reflections

October 15th, 2020

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Education/Formation

Reflection on the Dignity of Each Human Life

By: Julia Brown Ferrero

Many people have profoundly enriched my life experience, and contributed to shape me as a Catholic, a daughter, a wife, and now a mother. I would like to introduce you to a few of them, whose witnesses greatly developed my understanding and appreciation for human life.

September 23rd, 2020

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Turning Your Ear to Christ: Entering into Lectio Divina

Turning Your Ear to Christ: Entering into Lectio Divina

When we search Scripture for what God is saying to us, we need to do so slowly, deliberately, and go in for the long haul.

August 6th, 2020

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Understanding the Context…

Understanding the context of COVID-19 and decisions made at the Co-Cathedral.

July 13th, 2020

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Prayer to End a Pandemic

By Pope Francis

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us. For he took upon himself our suffering, and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us, through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. We fly to your protection, O Holy…

June 9th, 2020

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Outreach/Social Justice

The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it.

“The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it.” An article from the National Catholic Reporter.

February 17th, 2020

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Lenten Reflections

Repenting of Ecological sin and cultivating ecological virtues

Lenten Reflections: Repenting of Ecological sin and cultivation ecological virtues.

January 8th, 2020

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A Prayer for the Australian Bush Fires

Veni, Creator Spiritus!

Veni, Creator Spiritus! Heal the land. Heal our hearts. Make us new again.

September 19th, 2019

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Door Ministry Reflections

“Possibly our more life-giving, healing aspect is listening to people’s stories and offering a moment of refreshment.”

June 19th, 2019

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Education

Seeds of Wisdom in South Sudan

My Friends of Seeds of Wisdom in South Sudan, I was blessed to travel to Uganda…

September 5th, 2019

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Season of Creation

We Are One Body in Christ

“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ–and individually parts of one another.“ ~Romans 12: 4-5 “… ‘Peace, justice and the preservation of creation are three absolutely interconnected themes, which cannot be separated and treated…

January 27th, 2019

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Education/Formation

Amelia Smith

Religion and Language Arts Teacher

In today’s polarizing social and political climate, it is easy for children in our world to hear only non-stop bickering.

February 17th, 2019

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Outreach/Social Justice

Fr. Jose Morales

Mayo Clinic Chaplain

In this opportunity that I am allowed to write another article with you…

December 30th, 2018

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Haselkorn Family

Parishioners

We are the Haselkorn family and you can usually find us and…

January 6th, 2019

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Education/Formation

Katie and Tom Schink

Parishioners

We started attending the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist ever since we moved to Rochester about 6 years ago.

December 9th, 2018

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Outreach/Social Justice

Mary Vlazny

Director of Social Action

Advent, the prelude to The Greatest Story Ever Told! Many of us are old enough to remember…

January 20th, 2019

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Mary Vlazny

Director of Social Action

Have you ever sat by the side of the road with a flat tire? Maybe with kids in the car? What…

December 16th, 2018

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Nora O’Sullivan

Parishioners

The Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is a special place; a place of reflection, comfort, inspiration…

August 12th, 2018

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Rich Bogovich

Parishioner

When Pope John Paul II was “in his prime,” how did liberal Christians view him? That question was…

September 9th, 2019

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Season of Creation

Recognition and Respect for All

Respect for All “The human environment and the natural environment are deteriorating together, and this deterioration of the planet weighs upon the most vulnerable of its people. The impact of climate change affects, first and foremost, those who live in poverty in every corner of the globe. Our obligation to use the earth’s goods responsibly…

September 19th, 2019

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Season of Creation

Listening and Interpreting Nature and God’s Messages

The history of the universe and nature is being told to us by the stars, by the Earth, by the uprising and elevation of the mountains, by the animals, the woods and jungles, and by the rivers. Our task is to know how to listen and interpret the messages that are sent to us. The…

September 9th, 2019

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Season of Creation

Everything is Connected

“[W]hen our hearts are authentically open to universal communion, [a] sense of fraternity excludes nothing and no one. It follows that our indifference or cruelty towards fellow creatures of this world sooner or later affects the treatment we mete out to other human beings. We have only one heart, and the same wretchedness which leads…

August 7th, 2018

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Sebastian Modarelli

Parishioner

“I don’t understand why everyone isn’t clamoring to be in the choir!” Peg asks this question as she realizes how much…

August 6th, 2019

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Simon Reflection

The Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist welcomes internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Simon Toparovsky

The Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist welcomes internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Simon Toparovsky to Rochester to celebrate the installation of his latest sculptures here at the Co-Cathedral.  We share excerpts from the news release offered to media by his publicist, Beth Laski, prior to his visit. “Using his narrative skills as a visual poet,…