168 Spencerport Rd
Rochester, NY 14606
Senior Deacon Laurence Feasel
Deacon Larry was ordained in 1999 and served as a parish deacon here from 2010 to 2017. On his 75th birthday he was named a Senior Deacon and retired. However, he returns to preach at weekend Holy Mass at least ten times a year. He also continues to assist Sister Cathy with the baptism preparation program. Deacon Larry is a volunteer Chaplain at Hildebrandt Hospice and for the Monroe County Office of Probation and Community Based Corrections. He is also a Spiritual Director for both deacons and the laity. He can be contacted at Laurence.Feasel@dor.org.
Sister Catherine Pfleger, RSM
Sister Cathy, was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York; the oldest of four children. After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Health and Physical Education, she took her first teaching job in Rochester. Here she met the Sisters of Mercy at St. Charles Borromeo Parish and after a few years she joined the Mercy Community. She went on to teach at Mercy High School for twelve years where she developed a successful program and coached Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. Father Gerry Dunn invited her to join the staff at St. Theodore´s in 1987. Here with the help of Fr. Dunn, Deacon John Giugno and Rita Manners she learned all she knows about liturgy and pastoral work. She has seen the parish through a number of transitions with new pastors, the renovation of the Church, etc. She has always been available to care for the people at St. Theodore´s as the needs arise. She felt like she came home in 1987 and she still feels that way today!
A mother of five, grandmother of eight and great grandmother of 3, Rita has been in music ministry for 50 years. She is certified as a Music Director by the Diocese of Rochester and has studied organ since 1987.Her inspiration is giving back to God and to the parishioners the gifts that have been given to her. She feels it is a privilege to serve the people at St. Theodore´s!
Faith Formation Coordinator/Youth Minister
Maureen and her husband Dan were married at St. Theodore’s and raised their three children in the parish family. She was a stay at home mother until their youngest started school. Maureen joined the staff in 1995. While working and raising a family, Maureen attended St. Bernard’s School of Ministry and Theology, where she received her certification from the Diocese of Rochester as a Catechetical Leader and Youth Minister. Maureen feels very blessed and privileged to minister to the families of St. Theodore’s and believes that youth are not merely the church of tomorrow, but that they are a vital and beautiful part of our church here and now!
Leigh Ann Lester
Leigh Ann started volunteering in the office at St. Theodore’s Church in 1993. In 1999, she was hired to do computer work and bookkeeping and eventually became Business Manager. Her family has been part of St. Theodore’s since 1993.