Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

The Journey of Lent Continues

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Deepening Your Journey with God

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Saturday, March 11



Young adult women (18-35) are invited to join the Sisters of St. Joseph for part two of a three-part retreat series called, “Journeying with God”. This second part of the series is entitled “Deepening the Journey with God” and will be followed by an in-person pilgrimage with St. Joseph entitled, “Living the Journey with God” on April 15. Women interested in the virtual retreat on March 11 need to RSVP by March 8. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sr. Donna Del Santo, SSJ at or 585-733-4422.

Converge Young Adult Opportunities

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Converge, a collaborative ministry serving young adults in the City of Rochester, Irondequoit, and beyond, is hosting several young adult gatherings in the month of March. The gatherings this month include Mass & brunch, Holy Hour & game night, and bubble tea & games! See the graphic above or contact Mark at Regardless of where young adults are in their faith or what their interests are, young adults will feel at home in this community.

New Young Adult Ministry Forming in Corning

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A new ministry for faithful young adults is forming in the Corning area! Daniel Trosa, a young adult himself and parishioner at All Saints Parish in Corning, is leading efforts to form a ministry for young adults, inspired by the elements of Salesian Spirituality, that seeks to provide a place of belonging, a growth in relationships, a freedom to do good, and a deepening in virtue. Daniel has met with leaders from numerous parishes in the southern tier portion of our Diocese to understand the needs of the young adults and ensure this new young adult community is intentional. If you are interested in learning more about this emerging young adult ministry, collaborating with Daniel, or have questions contact him at

Lenten Young Adult Gathering Idea- Feed the Hungry

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One of the pillars of the Lenten season is almsgiving! No matter the season, there are always a number of people in need of food. Young adults can gather to make sandwiches and then deliver them to areas where hungry and homeless people congregate. This is a small way of alleviating their plight. Adding some clothing (especially underwear and socks) to the visit is often much appreciated by those in need.

NOTE: Delivering the items needs to be done as a group and should only be done in an open well-lit place. Safety is paramount, but also, it gives those in need an opportunity to know that the delivery is being made. If there are leftover items, make sure there is a place that they can be donated. Many parishes have an outreach ministry with the homeless.

The Art of Building Community with Young Adults

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Forming Community w/young adults in various life stages, college-age, single, families, single parents & integrating all age groups.

Join the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults for a formation series with scholars, practitioners, and young adults. A four-part series on how to develop relationships and form community with young adults with a variety of age groups and ministry contexts. This is an educational series to help ministry leaders learn more about young adults and what it means to form community with them. There will be a scholar present along with a panel of ministry experts and young adults.

Each individual session costs $23 a la carte and $70 for the four-part series.

Lenten Resources for Young Adults

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Young adults are invited to journey along with the Catholic Courier during this penitential season of Lent. The Catholic Courier has compiled helpful materials for the Lenten journey — including Scripture, reflections, background information and more. New resources will be added each day. Also, on the Catholic Courier‘s social media platforms, there are quick, one-minute daily videos related to Lent. Follow the Catholic Courier on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to see those daily videos. Click the buttons below to check out the rest of the Lenten resources from the Catholic Courier and the Diocese of Rochester.

A Night Out for Young Adults to Benefit St. Patrick's Preschool

National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults

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Support for young adult ministry in the United States continues to grow! The new National Institute For Ministry with Young Adults is a result of that growth. The new institute will focus on:

  • Formation of those who currently or will do ministry with young adults, including solid catechesis and kerygmatic evangelization
  • Accompaniment of ministry leaders working with young adults and their ministries on the local level
  • Research and development in the expanding field of ministry with young adults
  • Serving ministry leaders at the national level, co-responsibly with our bishops

To learn more about the new National Institute For Ministry with Young Adults, its work, and how you can get involved, click the button below.

Young Adult Coffee After Mass

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Every Third Sunday of the Month

St. Mary's Church


The young adult ministry from St. Benedict Parish in Bloomfield/Canandaigua has a monthly Young Adult Coffee After Mass! Coffee After Mass happens every third Sunday of the month following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua. It is a great way to find community with other young adults and dive deeper into what was heard at Mass. Please email DeAnna Brennan with any questions here.

Young Adult Spaghetti & Scripture

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Every Thursday

Pasta Supper-6:30 p.m.

Bible Study-7:00 p.m.

Auburn Area

Okay, maybe not spaghetti every week, but the young adult community in Auburn invites young adults for pasta and bible study every Thursday evening. For more information about the weekly young adult bible study in Auburn, contact leaders Kieran and Laura McManus at You can learn more about the young adult community in Auburn by clicking the button below.

Sisters of Mercy Young Adult Opportunities

Word with Mercy

2nd Thursday of the Month

8:00 p.m.


Word with Mercy is a monthly evening of prayer and reflection that will utilize Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina is a method of praying with scripture. Word with Mercy will focus on Sunday scripture readings. For more information, email Sr. Michele at Register here.

Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Church

Young adults are invited to the Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series at St. Paul's. Each month there will be a guest speaker presenting on a different topic related to the Eucharist. Speakers include Fr. Peter Van Lieshout, Dr. Matthew Kuhner, Sr. Karen Dietz, Lisa Lickona, Fr. Peter Mottola, Fr. Bob Kennedy, and Christine Kvam. Series participants will receive a free copy of the book Becoming Eucharistic People by Timothy P. O’Malley which will be incorporated into the series. The series will also be available via livestream on the parish website. For more information, click the button below.

Check Out Ways to Grow in Faith Together!

Check out the young adult ministries in our Diocese, upcoming opportunities to grow in faith, and resources to help you in your journey by clicking the button below!

For more about young adult ministry, contact Mark Capellazzi at