Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Prayer as Night Falls

Wednesday May 20, 2020

8:30 PM

With special guest: Sister Kathleen Wayne

Sister Kathleen will be talking about Mary and a litany to Mary. Sister Kathleen is a Sister of Mercy and is the Director of Faith Formation in the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community.

Join us using this ZOOM link

(password is 12345 if needed)

Militia of the Immaculata Study

Saturday Afternoons

2:00 PM

Join the St. Leo Young Adult Ministry for a faith study for the Militia of the Immaculata (MI). MI is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Kitchen Table Theology Trivia

Friday, May 22

3:00 PM

Come join other faithful young adults for a Catholic twist on pub trivia from the comfort of your own kitchen table. Be prepared with some paper, a pen, and your knowledge of the Catholic Faith!

Join Gathering here

(password is 12345 if needed)

Holy spirit novena

Join us and pray the Holy Spirit Novena

May 22-30, 2020

The Holy Spirit Novena is the "original novena". It is a powerful prayer that commemorates the days between Jesus' Ascension and Pentecost, or the descent of the Holy Spirit. During these nine days, Jesus asked his disciples to pray. We continue that tradition today!

Connect to our Young Adult Facebook page for daily reminders!

Coronavirus Anxiety and Our Young People: How to Help Them Cope

Join us for an exclusive presentation for parents and ministry professionals, sponsored by the Diocese of Rochester, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, with national author, speaker and counselor Roy Petitfils.

Roy has worked with youth and young adults for more than 20 years as a minister, teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a counselor in private practice. He has authored several books including: Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders and is a TEDtalk speaker as well as presenter of workshops on teens around the country.

June 3, 2020

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Click here to register

Catechesis At home- Defining or defined by social media

Fr. Abraham Feliciano, SDB, discusses social media and the impact it has on our identity. Fr. Abe brings awareness to how many of us are on social media and we allow it to define ourselves. Social media is a tool and while it can be used for a great deal of good, it can also be used to do evil. It is our job as good Christians and honest citizens to use social media for good and not let it define us.

Click here to watch his video!

Companions on the Journey

Sign up to be a Prayer Partner for another Young Adult

Looking for another personal way to pray during this time while making a new connection? Sign up to be a prayer partner for another young adult. We will provide you with a name and email address of another young adult that you can pray with and form

Sign up here!

Feeling Anxious?

SHINE has a great online toolkit for you to visit often!

Click here

COVID-19 Resources from the Catholic Apostolate Center

The Catholic Apostolate Center has a great page of blog entries, webinars, podcasts and video content to help you make sense of the continuing COVID-19 crisis through a lens of faith. There are great spiritual resources to be found and even to share within a faith gathering.

Click here to go to the Catholic Apostolate Center page!

Advancing our church through challenging times

Join the first session of this webinar series on May 21 at 11:00 AM (EST). This session will discuss "Engaging Young Adults"

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by all ages, but how has the pandemic affected young adults? What will be the impact on Church engagement? Can we build a bridge between generations as we protect those who are most vulnerable? What are the long-range implications for our Church, and how long can we endure in a virtual environment? Join our expert panel of ministry leaders for this critical discussion!

Click here to register and to see additional webinars in the future!

How to help during the COVID-19 crisis

There are many organizations around Rochester that can use our help! Check out our "How to Help" page on the Diocesan COVID-19 resource page to help out in our community!

How to Help!

"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."

- Mother Teresa

Are you following these Instagram accounts?

Busted Halo has recommended 9 Catholic accounts to follow on Instagram!

1. The Vatican (Vatican_)

2. James Martin, SJ (Jamesmartinsj)

3. Jeff Young (catholicfoodie)

4. Sr. Helena Burns (srhelenaburns)

5. Tod Worner (catholicthinker)

6. Catholic Teen Posts (catholic_teen_posts)

7. Verily Magazine (verilymag)

8. Catholic Sistas (catholicsistas)

Need some laughs? Follow:

9. Catholic Problems (catholicprblm)

Click here for more information on these accounts!

And of course, make sure you are following the Diocese of Rochester Instagram Account here!

The Month of Mary

May is the Month of Mary: Join this online prayer series with Renew International.

Thursdays at 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Click here

Additional Resources!

Check out the resources below to keep your faith strong this week and during the Easter season!

For more information about these opportunities contact Leslie Barkin at