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St. Peter Julian Eymard

St. Peter Julian Eymard

Feast date: Aug 02

St. Peter Julian Eymard, whose feast the Church celebrates on August 2, helped many Catholics - both clergy and laypeople - to rediscover the importance of the Eucharist. He is also considered a pioneer in involving laypeople more actively in the life of the Church.

Peter Julian Eymard was born near Grenoble, France, in 1811. He had wanted to enter the priesthood as a youth, but his father forbade him because he wanted Peter Julian to take over the family business.

Finally, at the age of 18, he was permitted to join the Oblate novitiate. However, he became very ill, so ill that he was sent back home to die. However, Peter Julian made a remarkable recovery and entered the seminary once again after his father passed away. He was ordained to the diocesan priesthood in 1834, but later joined the Marists.

In 1851, he answered a call to establish a community of men dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration, called the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Its mission was to promote the importance and significance of the Eucharist. The congregation also worked with the poor and helped them to prepare for first Communion. The founder died in 1868 and was canonized in 1962.

St. Leo Bocce Tournament

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 11:00

Sunday, August 8, 2021 

St. Leo Knights of Columbus Council #9461 is sponsoring its first-ever Bocce Tournament at the parish grounds in Hilton. Entry fee is $125 for a team of four. Teams of four should contact St. Leo Parish Office at 585-392-2710 or email [email protected] by July 31. There will be a barbecue with hot dogs and hamburgers after the games. 

Retrouvaille Weekend

Event Date: 
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:00 to Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 11:00

Aug 13-15, 2021

Holy Cross Garage Sale

Event Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 08:00 to Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 15:00

Friday-Saturday, August 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2021 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 1-4 p.m.

Holy Cross Church in Rochester will have a garage sale Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 13-14. 



Virtual Angels of Mercy 5k & 1 Mile Walk

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 23:00 to Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 22:30

August 11, 2021

Catholic Charities Community Services Annual Golf Tournament

Event Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 09:30

Monday, August 16, 2021

Check-in at 10:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. 
Cocktails and silent auction:  5-7 p.m.