Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Month of the Holy Souls

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Young Adult Triduum of the Dead

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GIVEN Forum 2024 - Applications Open!

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Young adult women between the ages 21-35 seeking leadership training, faith formation, community and support to better understand and pursue their particular mission and vocation, are invited to apply for the 2024 GIVEN cohort.

GIVEN's year-long program of faith formation, leadership development and dedicated mentoring includes attendance at the Catholic Young Women's Leadership Forum June 8-12, 2024 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and 1-on-1 mentorship with an established Catholic female leader in the Art of Accompaniment Mentoring Program until May 2025. Participants will grow in relationship with Christ and understanding of their gifts as they implement a unique Action Plan that helps them follow God’s call. GIVEN is also accepting applications from lay and consecrated women aged 36+ who would like to serve as mentors or volunteers.

For more info, click the button below.

SEEK24: January 1-5, 2024

SEEK24 Announcement

SEEK is a collaboration led by FOCUS, a Catholic outreach organization that shares the hope and joy of the Gospel with the world. FOCUS missionaries encounter people in friendship, invite them into a personal relationship with Christ and accompany them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence.

Perpetual Pilgrims Needed!

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National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is seeking young adults willing to volunteer as Perpetual Pilgrims to be a part of the Eucharist processions that will converge in Indianapolis. These processions will take place between May 17th and July 21st, 2024, with housing, meals and transportation provided. If you are or know a young adult who may be interested in this unprecedented opportunity, please share news of this with them. For more information, click the file below.

Young Adult Evening Prayer

Tuesday, November 28

8:00 p.m.

Young adults ages 18-45 are invited to pray online together with members of the North American Vocation Team from the School Sisters of Notre Dame, other sisters and young adults from across the U.S. and Canada. Participants will experience evening prayer in the gentle rhythm of the Liturgy of the Hours (psalms, scripture and intercessions), interspersed with faith sharing and/or other prayer styles such as Lectio Divina, Taizé or Contemplative prayer. Register in advance by noon on November 28.

Young Adult Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkins have long been associated with the fall season, but they can also be a reminder of our dignity as daughters and sons of God. The St. Leo Young Adult Community invited young adults to spend some time reflecting on what it means to be hand selected, washed clean, given a smile, and to have God shine through them at their recent pumpkin carving party.

Weekend Family Rosary Opportunity for Young Adults

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The young adult community in Auburn is evolving and with that evolution comes a new prayer opportunity! The community is offering a weekend family rosary. This opportunity is great for young adults, especially those with children. The family rosary gatherings include light refreshments. For more information about these weekend family rosary gatherings, please email Kieran here.

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 Gathering Idea- Romero: Journey of Conversion

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As the liturgical year draws to a close and Advent draws near, it is natural to spend some time in reflection.This young adult ministry gathering idea from Young Adult Ministry in a Box provides an opportunity to reflect on what it means to live a life for others. Romero: Journey of Conversion is a four-week small group series focused on living a life for others through the lens of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s life. A fifth session meets for a service project. Check out this Romero: Journey of Conversion idea by clicking the file/link below.

The Violence of Love (Book)


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This 7-session study series that unveils the beauty of our Eucharistic faith and invites participants to discover the true power and promise of this incredible gift. The study is a great way for young adult communities to connect in a cozy small group setting while hearing from some of the most brilliant voices in Catholicism. For more information and the resources for the study series, click the button below.

What Do Attending Mass and Receiving the Eucharist Mean to You?

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The Catholic Courier wants to hear directly from faithful young adults across the Diocese of Rochester for its social media series "Mass Matters!" Young adults can submit brief videos of themselves addressing what attending in-person Masses and receiving the Eucharist mean to them. People can also share their thoughts in writing if they prefer! The first 50 people to submit usable videos will be rewarded with some Courier-themed swag. To learn more about the Mass Matters series, click the button below or here.

Diocese-Wide Perpetual Adoration for the Eucharistic Revival

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Perpetual Adoration (continuous exposition of the Blessed Sacrament) is taking place in the chapel of the former St. James Convent, now known as the Adoration Chapel at St. James (123 Whittington Road, Irondequoit, NY 14609). If you or a young adult you know is interested in spending time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, there are two options. Young adults can join a "no commitment needed" sub list, which consists of one weekly email with open slots, or commit to a consistent weekly one-hour time slot. For more information, please contact William Rein here or 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