BATAVIA – Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo will visit the city Friday, presiding at an 11 a.m. Mass in Resurrection Parish and then visiting the area’s only two Catholic Schools.

The parish’s former St. Joseph’s Elementary School was founded in mid-19th century and Notre Dame High School in 1950. They are the only Catholic schools in a five country rural area, and have a combined enrollment of about 460. In recent years three other elementary schools run by parishes closed because of low enrollment.