Growing in Faith Together
From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Respect Life Month
Young Adult Ministry Leader Gathering
Wednesday, October 27
Young adults interested in leading/growing young adult ministry and those that minister to/with young adults are invited to join an engaging virtual conversation with young adult ministry experts (who are young adults themselves) from the Catholic Apostolate Center to gain some valuable insight. Conversation highlights include:
- Landscape of Young Adults
- The Church’s vision for young adults and young adult ministry
- Keys to building healthy, holy, and sustainable young adult ministry
- Next steps to accompanying young adults
Young Adult Movie Night
Thursday, October 7
St. Pius Tenth (Chili)
The young adult ministry of St. Pius Tenth is hosting a young adult movie night. The movie will be To Kill a Mockingbird, The Letters, or Paul, Apostle of Christ. Come for a good movie, great faith discussion, and fellowship. For more information contact Ashley here.
Friday, October 22
Zarpentine Farms (Hilton)
Join the young adult ministry from St. Leo’s for an evening out at a corn maze. Meet in the maze parking lot at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. RSVP by October 20 to Anya here.
Couples Night Out
Saturday, October 23
St. Pius Tenth (Chili)
$25 per person
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a best-selling author, acclaimed international speaker, host for radio, podcast and a weekly international food and faith show on EWTN, Savoring our Faith. His unique background as a chef and his previous experience as a two-time black belt martial arts instructor and former award-winning break dancer and choreographer has earned the attention of major media outlets, including the Food Network where he won "Throwdown with Bobby Flay!" The evening will include:
- Cooking demo and talk by Fr. Leo
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres
- Beer & wine available
- Silent auction benefitting the parish
For more information and to register, click the button below.
Month of the Rosary
In addition to being Respect Life Month, October is also the month of the Rosary. In October, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady was a great example of defending human life. The Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary is a great way to pray in this important month. Click the button below for a multimedia version of the Novena by Norbertine Fathers at St. Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California.
The Story Of A Woman Respecting Life
What does it mean to respect life? It’s more than prayers. It’s even more than marching in Washington D.C. and standing outside abortion clinics. Watch the incredibly beautiful story of Connie McEldowney, the founder and director of Rustic Hope. Rustic Hope is an organization that offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to mothers in need. After watching the video, ponder these questions:
- In what ways do you respect life?
- What practical steps can you take to live out what you believe?
- Why is it so important that those who respect life take action?
Mass of Healing for Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Sunday, October 17
St. Jerome Church (East Rochester)
Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach to women and families who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. The purpose of this ministry is to affirm, support, and encourage during this very difficult time. The Elizabeth ministry offers one-on-one emotional support, prayer opportunities, and distributes comfort kits, resources and sympathy cards. The ministry strives to provide a support network of women and families who have shared experiences. For more information about the Elizabeth Ministry or the Mass of Healing, please contact Janene Loughran at 585-329-1974 or Molly Hickey here.
Women's Care Center Donations
The Beauty of Womanhood Podcast
People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that’s a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and the goal of the "Do Something Beautiful" podcast is to introduce them. Inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, “Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” Leah Darrow, former model and contestant on America’s Next Top Model, draws on her experience in the beauty industry to expose the lies told about women's worth being tied to appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty in service to mankind. What a great way to enter into this Respect Life Month.
2021 Rochester Catholic Men's Conference: St. Joseph - A Man of God
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Parish of the Holy Family (Gates)
Virtual Option Offered As Well
Young adult men are invited to attend this year's Rochester Catholic Men's Conference featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Miravalle. Dr. Miravalle earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He holds the Saint John Paul II Chair of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has been teaching since 1986. Dr. Miravalle has spoken at numerous international conferences and has appeared on EWTN, National Public Radio, and the BBC. Dr. Miravalle is the author and editor of over 20 books including Meet Your Spiritual Father: An Introduction to St. Joseph. The conference will include Mass with The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano and men can participate in-person or virtually. For more information about the conference and to register, click here.
Service with Foodlink
Bethany House is looking for Volunteers
2240 Roc Catholic Young Adult Social Group
A new young adult ministry is forming on the east side of Rochester and recently had its first gathering at Knucklehead Craft Brewery in Webster! The ministry hopes to provide fellowship and opportunities to connect in faith for young adults ages 20-40. If you are interested in getting involved in the ministry or would like to attend future gatherings, contact Grace Rembold here or Ryan Murphy here.
Wednesday Holy Hour
Peace of Christ Parish- St. James Church
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.
Notre Dame Fall Retreat Schedule for men, women and couples
Fall Retreat weekends for Men, Women and Couples "Finding God in Life's Transitions"
Come and explore how to find God in the midst of life’s graces and challenges. We all experience transitions throughout our lives. Especially within this past year and a half. How we cope with the unexpected; how we discern ‘what next’ and how we draw strength and wisdom from others will be the focus of the talks and prayer experiences throughout the retreat weekend. Give yourself the gift of retreat this year. To learn more, visit our website at https://notredameretreat.org/list-of-events/ or call us at 585-394-5700.
SoulCore at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brockport
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