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Farmworkers Albany Day: Tue, May 23

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Farmworker Albany Day (FAD) is an annual day of protest where advocates, farmworker supporters, and workers from different parts of the New York State converge on the state capitol to call for basic labor and human rights for New York State farmworkers. First held in 1995, Farmworker Albany Day has a rich history of opening the eyes of legislators and the public to the injustices that New York State's farmworkers face. 

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Standing Rock Gathering with Rev. John Floberg

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Standing Rock Gathering  

Friday, May 12, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Church, Henrietta 

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Nominations for 2018 Diocesan Office

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nominations for 2018 elective offices opened on May 1, and they will remain open until June 30. At Diocesan Convention on October 28, 2017, we'll vote on the elective office positions. To see what is involved with each role, click below.

2018 Elective Offices Roles and Responsibilities.doc

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Grant Applications Open April 1! Parish & Partnership Mission Grants, SDG

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Applications are currently being accepted for 2017 Parish & Partnership Mission Grants and Sustainable Development Grants.

Three important notes:

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Spring Public Policy Workshop - Youth Incarceration

Thursday, April 6, 2017

When

Saturday, May 6,  9:30 - 3:00

Where

Parish Hall, St. John's, Canandaigua

Topic

Youth Incarceration Issues In New York State

Speakers

Jon Greenbaum, Lead Organizer for Roc/ACTS
Rosemary Rivera, Organizing Director of Citizen Action of New York

To Register

Contact Dorothy Romanet dromanet@rochester.rr.com or 585-621-5215 (can leave message for call back)
Mention any dietary or accessibility needs

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Prison Ministry Advisory Board: “It’s Time to Raise the Age – Now!”

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Message from our Diocesan Prison Ministry Advisory Board

Recently, it has been announced that legislation for raising the age threshold for where youthful offenders are prosecuted and punished as “adults”, rather than more properly being treated as “juvenile offenders”,  will soon be considered by the New York State Legislature in Albany.  We urge people concerned with this issue to make their views known to their State Legislators and to our Governor. 

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