Monthly Archive: March 2017

Spring Open House Sunday 3/26 at 1:00

March 20, 2017



Sunday March 26, 2017


1:00pm – 3:00pm

Placement Exam


Saturday April 1, 2017


8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Registration/Check-in 8:15 a.m.)


All incoming 6th, 7th and 9th graders  (St. Kateri students are exempt)


$20.00 exam fee

Call 342-4000 x246 or email today to pre-register!

The Scholarship/Placement Exam is required for new students entering 6th, 7th and 9th grades.

HIGH SCHOOL: Barron’s Study Guide: COOP/ HSPT/TSCH
Barnes & Noble $13.95

Call the Admissions Department for transfer information for other grade levels.

Contact Fred Tillinghast, Director of Admissions at (585) 342-4000 x246 if you have questions or if you would like to set up a student shadow day or family tour.

Tour our campus, meet the teachers and staff, see our 21st Century Technology, hear the BK success stories, learn more about the College Prep. Plus Program, our 100% graduation rate, and how Bishop Kearney students have the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and the real world!


March 3, 2017



Irondequoit, N.Y. – Deacon Dan Callan (BK alum) led a beautiful Ash Wednesday service for the Bishop Kearney student body,  as well as our special guests (students and faculty) from Holy Childhood. Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.

Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”

Ashes also symbolize grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused division from God.

Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance.

Clergy administer ashes during Mass and all are invited to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. Even non-Christians and the excommunicated are welcome to receive the ashes. The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year’s palm Sunday Mass.