Diocese of Rochester


St. Marianne Cope Parish is under the guidance of Bishop Salvatore Matano, Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, NY.

Learn more about our diocese here.

Read current articles from our Diocesan Newswaper: The Catholic Courier


Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has convoked the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, from October 2021 through October 2023. 

"The purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation, is not to produce documents, but ‘to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to be nourished, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another, and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands." (PD, 32)



There is so much information about the Synod on the Diocesan Website.  Click on the picture to visit!

Bishop's Letter

Bishop Matano's YouTube Overview of the Synod

Synod Process

Sr. Sheila's Article-Part 1

Sr. Sheila's Article-Part 2

Sr. Sheila's Article-Part 3

Synod Themes, Questions and Time Line

We will update you when new information is released regarding the Synod.

Read the letter Bishop Matano sent out regarding the Death of Mr. Floyd and the recent events of violence: Letter regarding the death of George Floyd, June 7, 2020

In the wake of nearly 50 lawsuits filed against the Diocese since New York's Child Victims Act took effect August 14, the Diocese of Rochester filed for reoorganization Thursday, September 12, under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.  The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59pm, (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date").  See the notice below for more information.

Update on DOR Reorganization

Bar Date Notice

Bishops Letter

Key Information regarding reorganization

Frequestly asked questions regarding reorganization

Frequently asked questions regarding clergy sex abuse

Here is the link to the video: video of the Dioces of Rochester's news conference

Diocese Files Proposed Resturcturing Support Agreement with US Bankruptcy Court