Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Lenten Season

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The season of Lent is an opportunity to renew our relationship with Jesus through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis has a page dedicated to Lent on their website with resources that you may find helpful in your Lenten journey. The resources use different mediums and are for all stages of young adulthood. To check out these resources, click the button below.

Diocesan Lenten Opportunities

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The Catholic Courier has complied an extensive list of opportunities to enter into the season of Lent. The Lenten opportunities cover the different regions of our Diocese and include fish frys, Adoration, Stations of the Cross, bible studies, talks, and much more. To check out these Lenten opportunities, click the button below.

SERCC Young Adult Ministry Opportunities

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The Southeast Rochester Catholic (SERCC) Young Adult Ministry is for people in their 20’s and 30’s: singles, dating, engaged, married, divorced, widowed, college students and young professionals, the unemployed and the over-employed! The ministry is excited to provide some great opportunities for the spring. To learn more about these opportunities, contact Tyler Davis here or visit the community's website by clicking the button below.

Help for Ukraine

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas partners on the ground are spreading across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more. They cannot do this work without your help. Your donations provide immediate assistance for our Ukrainian sisters and brothers affected by the crisis. To donate, click the button below.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

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As part of a Lenten Series on Gospel-based Nonviolence, endorsed by The Young Adult Outreach Office of the Archdiocese of New York, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, and Pax Christi USA, there will be a panel discussion between four Catholics in their 20s, who are involved with social justice and peace causes while at the same time strongly committed to nonviolence. To attend this panel discussion, click the button below.

Stella 5K & Kids Fun Run

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Saturday, April 30

Cavalry Lodge at Mendon Ponds Park


The Inaugural Stella 5K and Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run is being put on by Camp Stella Maris in Livonia, NY with proceeds from the event being used to provide full and partial scholarships for campers as part of the Campership program. The mission of Camp Stella Maris is to create a fun Christ-centered, safe caring environment and experience, fostering continued spiritual, physical and emotional growth for a diverse group of campers of all ages. This is accomplished by promoting acceptance of self and others through the social, spiritual, recreational and educational aspects of the CSM experience. For more information about the Stella 5K and Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run or Camp Stella Maris, click the button below.

SoulCore Opportunity

Second Tuesday of the Month

Church of the Assumption (Fairport)

6:00 p.m.


SoulCore, a prayer experience that combines the prayers of the rosary with core strengthening, stretching, and functional movement will be offered by certified SoulCore leader, Terezeja Lemieux, the second Tuesday of each month in the parish gym. Please wear loose fitting clothing, and bring a water bottle, a yoga/exercise mat and weights if you have them. For more information or to inquire about having SoulCore be a part of a parish young adult gathering, contact Terezeja Lemieux here or click the button below.

Wednesday Holy Hour

Every Wednesday

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Peace of Christ Parish- St. James Church

Rochester


Young adults are invited to a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction every Wednesday. The Holy Hour will be preceded by the praying of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the parish using the information found here.

National Eucharistic Revival

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The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.” These three years, which officially begin in June 2022 on the Feast of Corpus Christi, will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years. Almost a hundred thousand Catholics will join together in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith. For more information about the National Eucharistic Revival, click the button below. More information coming!

New Parish Young Adult Ministry

Several months ago, Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick's in Owego started a young adult ministry! The ministry is being spearheaded by young adult and recent Franciscan University graduate Caroline Durand. The ministry provides opportunities for young adults once or twice a month. Opportunities include talks, retreats, and social outings. For more information about this new young adult ministry contact the parish or email Caroline here.

Catholic Charities Family & Community Services

After a year of planning, Catholic Family Center and Catholic Charities Community Services has merged to form Catholic Charities Family and Community Services. The combined entity continues to serve clients across all stages of life, with services and programs that enable independence and promote human dignity. Those with a heart for serving others can help them continue to make a difference in the lives of people most in need. To learn more about their volunteer opportunities, click here.

Service with Foodlink

Foodlink has several opportunities to serve in the month of March. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist with various programs, including the Distribution Center, Community Kitchen, Community Health Education, Curbside Market, and more! Explore their various opportunities and sign up today on their volunteer calendar by clicking here.

Bethany House is looking for Volunteers

The Bethany House, a shelter for women and children, is looking for a couple of women to take a volunteer shift throughout the day. The shift schedule is 7am - 1pm; 1pm - 6pm and 6pm - 10pm. Each shift has duties assigned to it, including such things as locking and unlocking the kitchen, etc., cooking (or seeing to) supper, and supervising evening clean-up. The work also includes answering the phone and taking donations. You could also pair up with a friend for a shift. Bethany House will provide training. Interested women should email Bethany House Director, Kweli Sams here or House Manager, Lisa Reeves here to set up an interview and go over the details. For more information about Bethany House, click here.

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 Mark.Capellazzi@dor.org.