Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Explore the Responsibilities of Faithful Citizenship & the Demands of Authentic Political Engagement

Tuesday, September 22

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Join St. Bernard's School of Theology & Ministry for the continuation of their Theology and Culture series! Part one of this fall series features adjunct professor, Dr. Taylor P. O'Neill - co-professor of their summer course on Political Theology, for a discussion on what it means to be a faithful citizen. For more information and to register for the gathering, click here.

Theology on Tapas- September 23

A monthly opportunity for young adults to gather in faith, cook together and hear bite-sized stories of the saints begins September 23 at 7:00 p.m.! In the first gathering we will learn how to make rose petal cookies and what their connection to St. Padre Pio is. To sign up for this gathering and future gatherings, please click here. Those that sign up will be emailed gathering access information and recipe resources (if they want to cook along).

Faith and Citizenship: Catholic Perspectives on American Politics

Thursday, September 24

6:00-7:30 p.m.


As the 2020 presidential election approaches, this panel presentation explores a Catholic perspective on American politics. How can people of faith draw upon the Christian tradition to address the polarization that is taking place in America? What role do moral issues play when deciding on a candidate? How can we move towards greater unity and collaboration in a time of division? Moderated by Dr. Cathleen Kaveny, a panel of editors from America Media address these questions and more. For more information and to register for this free webinar, click here.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to be an instrument of God's peace and consolation to those affected by suicide and individuals with suicidal ideation. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to treatment services and the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. For more information, click here.
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The Generous Landowner & Vineyard Workers

This past weekend, we heard Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew tell His disciples the parable of the generous landowner and the vineyard workers. Listen to this reflection from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to better understand how justice is wedded to love and mercy by a generous God and why there is always a reason for hope.
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40:30 Young Adult Group

The Southeast Rochester Catholic Community invites young adults to take a break from the noisiness of the world and gather with other young adults in faith. This new young adult group takes its inspiration from Isaiah 40:30-31. The group currently gathers Mondays at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, click here.

Rochester Catholic Men's Conference

Saturday, October 17

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


This annual conference for men goes virtual in 2020! The theme for this year's conference is “Called to Holiness”. The morning includes praying the rosary, Mass with Bishop Matano, talks with Dr. David Anders (Host of Called to Communion radio show) and Troy Guy (Catholic Apologist & Nuclear Engineer) and much more. If you are interested in learning more or registering, click here.

Young Adult Bible Study

Every Thursday

7:30-8:30 p.m.


Individuals 18-35 are invited to a Bible study organized by the Auburn area young adult ministry. Read/discuss passages from the Bible and Church documents while enjoying fellowship with other young adults. The study is informed by Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Equip. For more information, please click here.

Service with Foodlink

Foodlink has service opportunities available this fall! If you are healthy and available, please feel free to sign up below. Each volunteer must register individually. To read the full volunteer requirements, please click here. If volunteer spaces are full, please feel free to join the wait-list here.


Emergency Food Packing AM | Emergency Food Packing PM | Donation Sorting AM | Donation Sorting PM

Digital Disciples Night- October 1

Join Fr. John Burns as he talks about how in times such as these, it's easy to question God's plan, where our lives are headed, and whether we have a loving Father. Hope is the answer. As we read in Romans 5:5 "hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us."

Fr. John was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He undertook philosophical studies at Catholic University of America and theological studies in Rome. In 2019 he was assigned Vocation Promoter and Promoter of Women’s Religious and Consecrated Life.


For more information and to participate, click here.

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Additional Resources!

Check out the resources below to keep your faith strong this week and the weeks to come!

For more information about these opportunities contact Mark Capellazzi at Mark.Capellazzi@dor.org.